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Uncommon Hour-Prof.Stephen Naculich "Finding the 'God Particle': What Is the Higgs Boson, and Why Does Physics Need It

  • 5/3/2013 | 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Main Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

On March 14th this year, physicists at CERN announced that a particle discovered at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest accelerator, is the long-sought Higgs boson, the key to understanding the origin of mass. What does this discovery mean for our understanding of the universe?