Professor Konstantinos Nikolopoulos' Inaugural Lecture


We regret to inform you that Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos’ Inaugural lecture, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25 March at 17:30, has been postponed. Once a new date for this inaugural has been confirmed, those that have registered to attend will be notified directly. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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Where does mass come from?

Mass is a concept that we confront in our everyday life. It comes in several, subtly different, forms, but often it is thought of as a measure of inertia; the property of matter that quantifies its resistance to acceleration. But where does mass come from? Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos will take a journey from experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider to experiments in deep underground laboratories, in an effort to understand the origin of mass.

Professor Nikolopoulos is a member of the ATLAS collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, where he led the ATLAS H→ZZ group (Oct. 2010 - Sep. 2012) in the discovery of a Standard Model-like Higgs boson. Currently, his research is focusing on measurements of the properties and potentially anomalous decays of the newly observed particle, and on searches for additional Higgs bosons.

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Since early 2017, he has been involved in the NEWS-G collaboration searching for light Dark Matter with a Spherical Proportional Counter. The experiment is currently running the detector SEDINE at the Laboratoire Souterraine de Modane in France, with the full scale detector installed in SNOLab, Canada in 2019.

He is involved in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels in physics and he is active in public engagement activities.

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