Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building
In a cavern deep below the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland, construction crews are busy erecting the foundations of the ATLAS experiment. ATLAS is an international consortium with some 2,000 researchers, including a number of U-M physicists. When completed in 2007, the ATLAS detector will surround a collision point of intense, high energy proton beams. It will cross into a new frontier of inner space, probing dimensions smaller than a thousandth the size of a proton in the hunt for the Higgs boson--an important ingredient in our modern conception of particles and forces. We will examine the motivation and inner workings of ATLAS and describe how it could observe the elusive Higgs.
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.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437