- STS student makes Dean's List
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- STS success hits YouTube
- Charles Laine: tragedy
- 2012 Graduation - Congratulations
- New Podcast Series: Thinking About Science
- STS seminar: Thomas Kuhn on Ancient Science
- Engaging Teachers in Gender-Aware Practice
- New Book! Managing Privacy Through Accountability
- New Careers Podcast
- University Challenge
- On the winning team!
- Going, Going, Ghent
- Higg's Boson Podcast!
- STS Staff and Students at Landmark Conference
- Philosophy of Medicine: New Article
- STS reunion plans - announced
- Ambrosio: Art and Science mix
- video: Miller talks about Chemical Cosmos
- Thinking About Science: Episode 4
- Praise for STS teaching
- Thinking About Science Episode 5
- New Careers Podcast!
- MSc student 'makes' news
- History of Pre-Modern Medicine Seminar Series 2012-13
- STS success at iBSc fair
- STS Lecturer at The House of Lords
- Grant success: Balmer on the History of Biological Weapons
- Histories of Scientific Experience
- Another Win for STS Student!
- Will The Geek Inherit the Earth?
- OCEANIC ENTERPRISE
- The Genius of Invention
- Thinking About Science: Episode 6
- Blog Winners Announced
- Finalists! Speak Up!
- BPPA Masterclass Success!
- MAPS students praise STS teaching
- STS research fellow in MRC Suffrage Science event
- Semi Final Ahoy!
- DEUS IN MACHINA
- Responsible Innovation in Europe
- STS Students Take Action
- Semi Final Challenge
- Science and Security Grant
- The Spanish Collaboration
- MATERIAL HISTORIES OF SCIENCE
- Vacancy: Senior Lecturer in Science Communication
- STS Students on the BBC
- Mechanisms & Causality Workshop
- Vacancy: Research Associate Cold War History
- National praise for Agar
- Conference Success
- Grant Success & Internship Opportunity
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Higg's Boson Podcast!
23 October 2012
The Discovery of the Higg's Boson with Jon Butterworth
The third episode of the "Thinking About Science" Podcast series is now available on the STS Website: at http://tinyurl.com/chyd325
The recent discovery of the Higg's Boson might be described as a massive coup for the Standard Model in Particle Physics. Prof Jon Butterworth (UCL, Physics and Astronomy) discusses his involvement in the Atlas project at Cern with Emma Tobin at STS and what it means for physics and scientific knowledge more generally. The discussion focuses on the nature of scientific discovery and evidence and on what has actually been discovered on July 4th 2012. The theory-ladenness of observation and the use of visualisation and simulation techniques on the Atlas Project are also discussed. These more philosophical topics are discussed in relation to the largest scale scientific experiment that mankind has seen at Cern. If you want to know why Jon Butterworth is a structural realist or why he claims that the Higg's boson does not face the same problems as the atom did in its day, here's your chance to find out why!
Coming up in November: Interview with Dr Nick Lane on the evolution of Biological Complexity.
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