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Jon is a professor at University College London but is probably best known for his work on the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).
Jon discusses his entry into the physics field, how becoming a Father changed the direction of his work, what it was like to discover the ‘God particle,’ and what’s next for him now that the Higgs Boson’s existence has been proven.
Jon writes for the Guardian, has an excellent blog, makes numerous TV and documentary appearances, and recently wrote a surprisingly readable particle physics book, Smashing Physics, which describes his time and work at CERN.
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Jon's recent book is called Smashing Physics:the inside story of the Hunt for the Higgs. You can buy it here.
Jon also has lots of video out there. You can watch the Horizon special, The Hunt for Higgs, here.