10. April 2018 @ 15:30 - 17:00Public
Gisela Anton, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
10 April 2018
Particle physics investigates the miniscule building blocks that exist in the Universe and the forces that determine their interactions to allow larger structures to form from elementary particles. These elementary particles in nature’s construction kit, what is known as the Standard Model of particle physics, were identified over the course of the last hundred years.The last major discovery in this field demonstrated the existence of the Higgs particle in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in 2012. Neutrino physics is another area currently developing new insight into the smallest building blocks. Although neutrinos are the lightest of all elementary particles, their mass is not zero, producing astonishing consequences, for instance neutrino oscillation. The talk will provide glimpses into current knowledge and offer an outlook for future developments in particle physics.
Professor Anton holds the Chair of Particle and Astro particle physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Through her research, she investigates the particle physics structure of protons and the properties of neutrinos, extending from astroparticle physics with neutrino telescopes to medical physics.