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 Higgs Boson's discovery and the Higgs Centre's establishment. 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 a research methodology.
Written, directed and edited by Mariana Duarte.
Produced by Ines Foidl (Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics).
With contributions from Peter Higgs, Richard Kenway, David Wallace, Victoria Martin and Neil Turok.
This work has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 851196).