Discovery of the Higgs Boson Special Panel Discussion


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  • Speaker: Various Speakers (See event details)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 12/05/2012
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheater (4th Floor)

  • Description:

    Experimental and Theoretical Discussions by U-M Professors Gordon Kane, Homer Neal, Jay Chapman, Jianming Qian and Aaron Pierce.

    • Particle physics history of the past half century, and how it relates to the Higgs boson.
    • The role of U-M in experiments to unlock the mystery of electroweak symmetry breaking
    • Particle physics detector design and construction at U-M
    • The Higgs boson discovery with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
    • The significance and impact of the Higgs discovery in future particle physics

    The physicists will field questions at the panel’s conclusion.