Science Under the Dome: Stalking the Elusive Higgs Boson

We are on the verge of finding the last, elusive piece of the theory of particle physics – the Higgs boson. It has taken more than 40 years since its existence was predicted to arrive at this point. The Higgs boson is unique among the particles of the theory. The prediction of its existence rests on some basic principles about the structure of our world.

CMS Experiment at LHC, CERN

Physicist and Professor Robert Harr will discuss these principles and some of their implications, the experiments undertaken to search for the Higgs boson and present the recent evidence produced for its existence.  While the discovery of the Higgs boson will complete the existing theory of particle physics, it also points the way to new discoveries awaiting us. Harr will discuss some of the possibilities being pursued in laboratories around the world.


Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at 7 p.m.

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