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Jonathan Butterworth

Professor Jonathan Butterworth

Professor Jonathan Butterworth

Research Fellow

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Electroweak symmetry breaking and jet physics with ATLAS at the LHC.

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Organisation: University College London

Dates: Apr 2009-Mar 2014

Value: £85,000

Summary: I work in particle physics; this is an area where we try and understand what nature is like at the smallest distances and the highest energies - the fundamental physical laws. It also tells us about the physics which was most important in the first few moments after the big bang. Last year we discovered a HIggs boson, a quantum of the field which in the Standard Model of particle physics fills the universe, and which by interacting with fundamental particles, gives them mass.

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