JLab Science Series: The Higgs Boson and Our Life
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Jefferson Lab National Accelerator
12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA
On July 4th, 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments operating at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle compatible with the Higgs boson (hunted for almost 50 years), which is a crucial piece for our understanding of fundamental physics and thus the structure and evolution of the universe. This lecture describes the unprecedented instruments and challenges that have allowed such an accomplishment, the meaning and relevance of this discovery to physics, and the implications to our day to day lives.
Dr. Fabiola Gianotti – European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
NOTICE: For security purposes, everyone over 16 is asked to carry a photo ID. Security guards may inspect vehicles, book bags and purses.
Lectures are free and open to students and adults with an interest in science. All lectures begin at 7:00 pm in CEBAF Center Auditorium and last for about an hour.