Science Café: Finding the Higgs Boson - What's Next?


Nov
14
2012

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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 11/14/2012
  • Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

  • Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    At Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub 318 S. Main St. Physicists have developed the Standard Model to successfully explain the behavior of elementary particles and how they interact with each other to form protons, nuclei, atoms, molecules, wine, beer, people, stars and all we see. The Standard Model has long predicted the Higgs Boson, an elementary particle that must exist for the Standard Model to be correct, and would be very unstable and difficult to detect.  This past summer, teams at the Large Hadron Collider finally found evidence consistent with its presence.  What’s it all about?  What’s the evidence?  What does it mean? What are the next steps?  Find out with Gordon Kane, the Victor Weisskopf Distinguished University Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.