"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.
Math-Bio seminar: "Decoding of pairwise coalescent times and detection of recent adaptation in biobank-scale SNP array data sets"
May 1, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Pier Francesco Palamara (Harvard School of Public Health)
318 Carolyn Lynch Laboratory
Dissertation Defense: "Development of a Scintillation Detector and The Influence on Clinical Imaging"
May 8, 2017 - 3:00 pm
Joseph Panetta (UPenn)
May 12, 2017 - 9:00 am
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4N12