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Professor Ruth Gregory - Catalysing vacuum decay with black holes - 10 February 2022

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The Department of Mathematics is hosting a series of colloquia, open for all to attend. The first speaker of the year was Professor Ruth Gregory from the Department of Physics at King's College London, who gave a talk on 'Catalysing vacuum decay with black holes'.


The discovery of the Higgs a decade ago came with a dark side - the Higgs mass indicated that our vacuum might not be stable! Ruth will first explain why this did not lead to another lawsuit trying to stop the LHC, before reviewing her work with Ian Moss showing how primordial black holes can change the picture radically by acting as seeds for vacuum decay.

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10 February 2022