"Observation of a Higgs Boson: What we found and what it means"The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have observed a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson. This is the culmination of an almost 50 year search starting since its prediction in 1964. The Higgs particle plays a key role in the theory of electroweak interactions, and also gives mass to all the fermions in the standard model of particle physics. I will describe the original motivation for the Higgs boson hypothesis, the ATLAS experiment, and the evidence for the existence of a new particle. Finally, I'll address what remains to be confirmed and important outstanding questions raised by the discovery.
Astro Seminar: "ALMA observations of strongly lensed galaxies: A window into the small-scale structure of dark matter halos"
April 1, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Yashar Hezaveh (Stanford)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6
Condensed Matter Seminar: "How challenging is the path from nanoscience to nanotechnology? A computational condensed matter physicist perspective"
April 1, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Vincent Meunier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
April 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Professor Scott Davis (Dartmouth)
Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.