Lecture on quantum phenomena: Higgs Boson and beyond

Last year’s experimental discovery of the Higgs Boson culminated a search that spanned almost 50 years since the original theoretical prediction of Higgs, Brout, and Englert (awarded a Nobel Prize in physics this year). This talk will discuss the unique role the Higgs particle plays in the current understanding of the fundamental building blocks of nature, why it remained so elusive, and how it was finally discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

Date: Nov. 13, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Fairmont Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
More info: Click here or contact Swarn Rai (604) 822-1383, swarn@phas.ubc.ca