“In Search of the Higgs Boson” will be presented by Michael H. Wood, PhD., Department of Physics, at the next College of Arts & Sciences Colloquium. Please join us in an informal setting on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm in the Student Center Regis North.
On July 4, 2012, representatives from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced the discovery of a new particle that is consistent with the Higgs boson. This astounding finding is the culmination of decades of work by thousands of scientists and billions of dollars from many countries. If this particle truly is the Higgs, it may explain how particles, like electrons and protons, get their mass. In addition, it may point us in the direction toward a unified theory of physics, the theory of everything. In this talk, Wood will describe in layman terms the ideas of the Higgs field, the experiments that may have discovered it, and the ramifications for the future.
This event welcomes all faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be provided.
Submitted by: Veronica Serwacki, executive associate to the dean, College of Arts & Sciences