The Science & Engineering Library is pleased to present the second in a series of lectures by faculty from the Physics Department. Professor Vivek Sharma will speak about the Hunt for the Higgs Boson. Light refreshments will be served.
In a tunnel 100 meters below the Franco-Swiss countryside, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, roared into action in 2010. Since then, this collider has provided more than a thousand trillion proton-on-proton collisions facilitating the most precise probes of the subatomic universe.
Dr. Vivek Sharma, director (2010-11) of an international team for the CMS experiment, will present a brief description of the Large Hadron Collider and the CMS and ATLAS detectors at CERN, and then talk about the hunt for the elusive Higgs Boson, the quantum particle associated with an all-pervading Higgs field hypothesized to explain the origin of mass in our universe.
|Date:||Tuesday, February 12, 2013|
|Time:||3:00pm - 4:30pm|
|Location:||S&E Events Room|
|Presenter:||Professor Vivek Sharma|
|Registration:||Registration has closed.|