Thursday 8 February 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
The Higgs boson and the new frontier of physics.

Fabiola Gianotti and Fernando Ferroni

MAXXI Auditorium – admission free thanks to the support of ENEL, main partner of the exhibition, subject to availability of places
myMAXXI cardholders may reserve the first 10 places by writing to by the day before the event

We are in the golden age of high energy physics

The discovery of the Higgs bosun at CERN, has opened up new possibilities regarding our understanding of the essential components of matter, while the LHC accelerator – which permitted this discovery – has entered into a new phase that will lead it to increase significantly the number of collisions between particles, permitting new frontiers in physics to be explored.

In order to explore these developments we shall be meeting Fabiola Gianotti, who in 2012 after 20 years of experiments announced to the world the discovery of the “God Particle”, and Fernando Ferroni who has worked on the experiments studying neutrinos and those with the LEP particle accelerator.

Fabiola Gianotti, Director CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research
Fernando Ferroni, President National Institute of Nuclear Physics
Giovanna Melandri, President Fondazione MAXXI

Moderated by
Marco Cattaneo, Director National Geographic Italia