Joe Incandela talk: Fabric of Space and Time
5/21/2013, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Featheringill Hall, 134 (Google map of this location)
Probing Deep into the Fabric of Space and Time: The Discovery and Latest Results on the Higgs Boson
Professor Joe Incandela, Leader (Spokesperson) of the CMS Experiment, University of California Santa Barbara/CERN
ABSTRACT: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European laboratory for nuclear research (CERN) near Geneva Switzerland performed spectacularly well in its first running period from December 2009 through February 2013. Data of unprecedented quality and quantity have been recorded for proton-proton collisions at energies of 7 and 8 Trillion electron Volts – the highest energies ever. In this lecture, Joe Incandela will give an overview of the decades-long, worldwide effort to construct and operate the LHC accelerator and the ATLAS and CMS experiments that together represent the largest, most complex system ever built for physics research. The science program will be reviewed with emphasis on the Higgs boson whose role in our universe is profound, and whose properties may have extraordinary implications.
Highlights from the discovery announced July 4th will be shown, followed by recent results obtained with much more data.
Hosted by: Physics & Astronomy Department