The Higgs Discovery: Giant Experiments To Find the Smallest Specks of Matter

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 18:00 - 19:00
Elliot Lipeles, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

People have been searching for the Higgs boson for almost 50 years, since its conception as a particle hypothesized to resolve unexplained issues in our models of how particles interact, including giving mass to the particles we know. Elliot Lipeles joined the search for the Higgs boson eight years ago and participated in its discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. He will explain the experiments that established the existence of this fundamentally new particle, the concepts behind the experiments, and gaze a bit in to the future to talk about what the next steps are. Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email bryangm@upenn.edu. Seating is limited. Menu items are available for purchase.

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