A Discovery! The Higgs? Why it is Important and How it Was Done.

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SoP Frontiers in Science Public Lecture: Presenting Howard A. Gordon, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider with its sister experiment CMS reported a discovery last summer of a new boson which is consistent with the Standard Model Higgs boson.  The Higgs particle has been searched for decades. It is the final jewel in the Standard Model of particle physics, a crowning achievement of 20th century science that gives a powerful understanding of fundamental particles and their interactions. In the Standard Model, the Higgs is the quantum of a field that accounts for the masses of those particles.  We will describe the apparatus, the data and other searches. This is the second of two presentations Dr. Howard will deliver. The first will be at 3 PM in Room 1116, Klaus Advanced Computing Building.


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