Discovery of the Higgs Boson Special Panel Discussion
December 5, 2012  4:00-5:30 PM
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.

Please join University of Michigan Physics Professors Gordon Kane, Homer Neal, Jay Chapman, Jianming Qian and Aaron Pierce as they discuss different aspects of the Higgs Boson discovery.

Experimental and Theoretical Discussions on:

  • Particle physics history of the past half century, and how it relates to the Higgs boson.
  • The role of UM in experiments to unlock the mystery of electroweak symmetry breaking
  • Particle physics detector design and construction at UM
  • 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.