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What could be bigger than the Higgs boson?

26 Jun 2017

Find out in issue 6 of The University of Manchester Magazine

The University of Manchester Magazine

Dr Justin Evans and a band of fellow particle physicists are leading an international quest into the unknown to help find a ghostlike neutrino particle – its discovery promising to be even bigger than locating the Higgs boson.

Their story was picked up by religious philosopher and scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who highlighted the “wonder” and importance of understanding the role of the neutrino in the evolution of the universe on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

And now it is told in issue 6 of The University of Manchester Magazine.

The University of Manchester Magazine is an expression of the spirit of exploration, discovery and innovation that defines our University, celebrating the achievements of our staff and students past and present, and inspiring stakeholders around the world to make us a partner in their ambitions.

The digital design and richer content facilitate that – the magazine is not only easy to access across all devices, its stories are easy to share and so reach a global audience, while film and audio make it even more engaging, attractive and a ‘must read’.

The sixth edition also includes the story of Zimbabwean playwright and anti-Mugabe activist Silvanos Mudzvova’s terrifying struggle for freedom. Here at the University on an Artist Protection Fund fellowship from the Institute of International Education, he talks about why he won’t give up despite being abducted and tortured and also unable to see his three children for their own safety.

We also tell of the true impact of our social responsibility. As the only university in the UK to make it a core strategic goal, it’s no secret that we're thinking big when it comes to social responsibility – but the true weight of our commitment can only really be appreciated when you look at the real people behind the big numbers.

And there are Opinion pieces including an outline of the challenges facing Greater Manchester’s newly-elected Mayor Andy Burnham.

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