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    Kinlochleven High School
    Riverside Rd
    Kinlochleven
    PH50 4QH

RSE@Lochaber: C T R Wilson, Ben Nevis & the Higgs Particle

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RSE@Lochaber

C T R Wilson, Scotland’s only Nobel Laureate in Physics, made observations of the ‘glories’ while working at the observatory on Ben Nevis. A passion to reproduce this phenomenon in the laboratory led him to invent a device called a cloud chamber.

This talk painted a picture of C T R Wilson as a scientist and as a person, and showed how important his work was in developing one of the most exciting fields of modern physics.

This event was part of the RSE@Lochaber Programme.

Event report


Speaker

Professor Alan Watson FRS, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Leeds