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SPECIAL DEPARTMENT COLLOQUIUM | Discovery of the Higgs Boson Special Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheater (4th Floor)

After decades of searching, the Higgs particle was finally observed at the Large Hadron Collider. This historic discovery is a tremendous step forward in science. Come to a special panel discussion on the discovery and ask the panelists questions!

Experimental and Theoretical Discussions by U-M Professors Gordon Kane, Homer Neal, Jay Chapman, Jianming Qian and Aaron Pierce.

  • Particle physics history of the past half century, and how it relates to the Higgs boson.
  • The role of U-M in experiments to unlock the mystery of electroweak symmetry breaking
  • Particle physics detector design and construction at U-M
  • The Higgs boson discovery with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
  • The significance and impact of the Higgs discovery in future particle physics

The physicists will field questions at the panel’s conclusion.

Speaker:
Various Speakers (See event details)