What It Takes to Find the Elusive Sub-Nuclear Giant!


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  • Speaker: J. Wehrley Chapman, Professor Emeritus of Physics (U-M Physics)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 10/26/2013
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description:

    Professor Chapman will present the development of the ATLAS detector at CERN and the discovery of the Higgs particle. The experiment may be the largest scientific endeavor ever attempted with a total of 3000+ scientists and engineers engaged in building a massive detector which produces vast amounts of data. Professor Chapman will define the features of the detector, the volume of data, and the sifting of data to extract the long sought Higgs particle. We will see the pictorial view of sub-nuclear particles to illustrate how physicists view the world.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437