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The 2016 Stirling Lecture was held on Monday 5th December at 17:15 in the Appleby Lecture Theatre (W103).

The lecture titled "Smashing Physics: Latest news from the energy frontier" will be given by Professor Jonathan Butterworth, Professor of Physics at University College London.

Professor Jonathan Butterworth is not only a physics professor at University College London but he also has a column in the Guardian named Life and Physics. He is a member of the UCL High Energy Physics group and works on the Atlas experiment at Cern's Large Hadron Collider.

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The Stirling Lecture is an annual public lecture organised by IPPP in honour of its first director, Professor James Stirling CBE, FRS, now Provost of Imperial College London. The lecture series was created in 2008.

15 Dec 2008: Prof. Brian Foster FRS, Oxford University and the violinist Jack Liebeck, 'Superstrings ... a celebration of Einstein and physics, with music by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and F. Kreisler' (Sitrling Lecture 2008)

10 Dec 2009: Prof. Brian Cox, Manchester University, 'CERN's Big Bang Machine: The Large Hadron Collider' (Stirling Lecture 2009)

9 Dec 2010: Graham Farmelo, author, By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, `Paul Dirac and the religion of mathematical beauty' (Stirling Lecture 2010)

8 Dec 2011: Simon Singh, MBE, author, 'Fermat's Last Theorem'

6 Dec 2012: Prof. Frank Close, Oxford University, 'The Infinity Puzzle - from Higgs to the LHC' (Stirling Lecture 2012)

3 Dec 2013: Prof. John Ellis, CBE, FRS, King's College London, 'Beyond the Higgs Boson'

4 Dec 2014: Prof. Al-Khalili, OBE, University of Surrey, 'Life on the Edge: the coming of age of quantum biology' (Stirling Lecture 2014)

7 Dec 2015: Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, 'Cloaking and Invisibility'