Upcoming Events

Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World

February 7, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Presenter 
Tom LeCompte (HEP), Young-Kee Kim (FNAL), Marcela Carena (FNAL), Patricia McBride (FNAL) and Mark Oreglia (UChicago)
Location 
University of Chicago
Type 
Conference
Series 
University of Chicago Discovery Series

The University of Chicago presents "Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World" Thursday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts.

Abstract:

Why has the Higgs boson caused such a stir around the world? Why is the discovery such an important milestone in physics? Does it really explain how we exist? What’s next?

Last summer, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, announced the discovery of a new particle that could explain why elementary particles have mass. On February 7, join a panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermilab to learn why this discovery marks the beginning of a new era in particle physics research.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information visit the UChicago Discover Series Website.

Admission is free. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis; however, to help gauge attendance for the event, RSVP is requested.

About the Discovery Series:

The Discovery Series is a new public speaker series at the University of Chicago. This biannual series will feature the latest research from the University as well as panel discussions of major scientific advances. Guests will hear the stories behind the science and engage with University experts in Q&A sessions.