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Answered and Unanswered Questions in Particle Physics
Answered and Unanswered Questions in Particle Physics
Professor Aaron Pierce
We will review the basic building blocks of matter as we understand them, as encapsulated in the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The last piece of the Standard Model, the Higgs Boson, was discovered in 2012. However, this Standard Model leaves many fundamental questions unanswered. We
will review some of these questions and present a couple of leading candidates for their solution.

Prof. Pierce joined U-M in 2006 and has served as director of the Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics from 2013-2020. He is a recipient of the Henry Russel Award, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a Simons Foundation Fellow. He is married to his wife of 18 years, a nurse practitioner, and has two sons with whom he enjoys biking and reading The Hobbit.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 01/28/2021      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Winter/Spring      
Fee : $10.00