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Physics colloquium

Friday, October 26, 2012 at 4:10pm
Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, Room 103

Dr. Carla Riedel will discuss the recent discovery of the Higgs boson in "Hunting the Higgs."

In July 2012, 45 years after its prediction by Peter Higgs, physicists at CERN excited substantial public interest by announcing that they had tentatively identified the Higgs boson at the five-sigma level in two independent experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.  In this talk, we'll explore questions such as what is this particle, and why has it been so aggressively sought?  Why has it been so difficult to discover?  How certain are we that we have it?  And where do we go from here?

For more information go to:
http://www.physics.montana.edu/news/abstracts1112/riedel.pdf

For questions regarding this event, please contact:

Sarah Barutha
406-994-6186
sbarutha@physics.montana.edu