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October 11, 2012

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A FREE lecture featuring Professors Edward Farhi, Jesse Thaler, Christoph Paus, and Markus Klute!

The Discovery of the Higgs Boson: The Final Missing Piece?

October 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

Media:

Listen to an audio recording of this lecture (75 MB mp3)

Slides: [Jesse Thaler's slides (pdf)]     [Markus Klute's slides (pdf)]

What is this "Higgs Boson?" What does it mean? Come and find out about this elusive particle and what its apparent confirmation means to science and future research. Postulated in the 60s and included in the Standard Model of particle physics, the Higgs Boson particle remained the last unknown in the set of predicted particles that includes quarks and leptons. Learn about the 40-year search from those in the forefront of the discovery and understand the implications of this breakthrough.