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Puzzling Particles by Prof. John Ellis

Uos M9-Al-Bayrouni Hall 8 MAR 20221 PM

​Puzzling Particles by Prof. John Ellis

​Event Date : March 08 2022
Event Time : 13:00 - 14:00
Event Location : Uos M9-Al-Bayrouni Hall

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​The College of Science and the Department of Physics at the University of Sharjah welcomed Professor John Ellis, Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College London, who gave a lecture on Tuesday entitled "Puzzling Particles", where he gave a comprehensive overview of the various developments and latest results in the field of particle and high-energy physics, in addition to the challenges that await the community of high energy physicists.

Prof. John Ellis visited the College of Sciences this week. He is one of the leading scientists in the field of theoretical physics. He led the theory division at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) for six years, and is now Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College London. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University in 1971, traveled to America to work at Stanford and Caltech before joining CERN in 1978. He now lives in Geneva and travels periodically to lecture in London. He gave a lecture in our college and met students and professors of the Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy. He discussed the big questions that physicists are trying to answer today, such as dark matter, the search for new particles and forces, the understanding of the Higgs particle discovered in 2012 at CERN, as well as supersymmetry and gravitational waves. He expressed his admiration for the development he had noticed since his last visit to the University of Sharjah, which became a member of the Atlas Program of CERN.

He left the university for another university in UAE to spread science and expand the frontiers of knowledge, because he believes that "the world will be better if we understand it better".


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