"From Tait to Higgs" is a short film tracing the development of theoretical physics in Edinburgh from the Victorian era, starting with the work of Peter Guthrie Tait, up to the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the establishment of the Higgs Centre. The film highlights the contributions of several Tait Professors over the past century, including Charles D. Darwin, Max Born, Nicholas Kemmer, David Wallace, and Richard Kenway. Through interviews with prominent physicists and researchers, the film provides a comprehensive overview of the historical context, the evolution of theoretical physics, and the emergence of computational science as research methodology.
A film by Mariana Duarte.
Produced by Ines Foidl (Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics).
With contributions from Richard Kenway, David Wallace, Victoria Martin and Neil Turok.