Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Oct 15, 2012
Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Room 338), DeWitt Wallace Library

Tonnis ter Veldhuis, Physics, will present, “The Hunt for the Higgs boson.On July 4th, 2012, the Atlas and CMS science teams at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle with properties similar to those of the theoretically predicted Higgs boson. Their announcement likely signals the end of a fascinating quest that lasted more than forty years and culminated in the construction of perhaps the most complex machine ever designed by humans. The observations that led to the discovery and its implications for our understanding of elementary particle physics will be discussed.  All faculty are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Adrienne Christiansen, ext. 6714

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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