What's the universe made of? II. Higgsmania

Sunday, October 28th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 302BC
Mark C. Kruse

After leading the collaboration that searched for the Higgs boson at Fermilab, Mark Kruse gave the Large Hadron Collider about a 50-50 chance of finding the particle that’s believed to imbue the universe with mass. With the July announcement of strong evidence of a new particle, Kruse is embarked with colleagues on the work of determining whether the evidence fits into the Standard Model of particle physics or represents new physics—a more exotic Higgs. The new data, by supporting some predictions and defying others, open up enough new questions to drive decades of further work, he says.

Attendees who register at the CASW website can download background material and the presentation at http://casw.org/high-energy-physics/new-horizons-science-2012/briefs/wha...