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Cal Poly Pomona

Physics and Astronomy Seminar

Thursday, May 2nd

Discovery of the Higgs at the Large Hadron Collider

Tim Stelzer

University of Illinois Urbanna-Champagne

The standard model of particle physics is arguably the most successful scientific theory ever as it accurately describes phenomena from the smallest to the largest scales. Despite its pedantic name, the theory behind the standard model and experimental tests of its validity illustrate the eloquence of the world we live in and the ingenuity with which humans strive to understand that world. This talk will highlight some of this eloquence and ingenuity in the context of the recent discovery of a "Higgs-like" particle at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva Switzerland. This talk is intended to be accessible to all interested people.

 

Refreshments at 10:50 AM. Seminar begins at 11:00 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
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