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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Not the God Particle: The Higgs Boson

Lecture | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Heather Gray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


In 2012, the Higgs boson was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Heather Gray will explain what this Higgs boson is and why it is so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars to build an enormous collider (and detectors) to find it. She will introduce the complex experiments that we use to study this particle and explain how we actually go about measuring...   More >