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Physics Program Presents

Friday, April 7, 2017
​The Higgs Boson:  What, How, and Why We Care​
Hegeman 107
12:00 pm
Matthew Deady, Physics Program
In the summer of 2012, two teams of scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland announced that they had discovered the long-awaited Higgs Boson.  What is this particle?  Why do physicists think is it so important?  How was it predicted?  How was it discovered?  What are the implications to our understanding of matter, energy, and the universe?  These and other questions will be addressed as we investigate the fundamental particles and forces that underlie all physical phenomena, culminating in the Higgs discovery and consideration of what might be beyond.

For more information, call 845-752-7302, or e-mail hhaggard@bard.edu.

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Hegeman 107