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The Higgs Boson and Beyond
In 2012, physicists at the world’s largest particle accelerator at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, announced to great fanfare the discovery of a fundamental particle in physics called the Higgs boson, culminating a decades long search and putting to rest what was called “the central problem in particle physics.” What exactly is the Higgs boson and why was its discovery so important? In this course we will view and discuss a Teaching Company series of lectures of the same title by Cal Tech physics professor and author Sean Carroll, who describes for a lay audience what particle physics is all about and how the Higgs gives mass to everything in the universe, making life possible. There will be two lectures per session with 20 minutes of discussion following each. Craig Stephan is a physicist who worked for 30+ years at Ford Research and Argonne National Laboratories. He has led several OLLI discussion groups, including ones on cosmology and climate change. There is no class on April 16th and it is extended to April 30th.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 03/19/2018 - 04/30/2018
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Genesis of Ann Arbor - Room 7/8
Address : 2309 Packard St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Instructor : Stephan Craig
Fee : $35.00
Event Status : COMPLETED