Physics Public Lecture: "Discovery of the Higgs Boson: Mystery of mass revealed"

Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2012

On July 4 of this year, CERN scientists announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, the Higgs Boson, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), an accomplishment comparable to landing on the moon: “the biggest scientific achievement of a generation” (Maclean’s).  Join us to celebrate this triumph!

Carleton University Physics Professors Thomas Koffas (an experimentalist working on the LHC’s ATLAS experiment) and  Heather Logan (a theorist working on Higgs physics) will explain how the Higgs boson generates mass and will describe its experimental discovery in which Carleton University physicists played a key role.

7:30 pm Thursday, October 11, 2012
Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University

Free Admission

Reception to follow

Pay visitor parking: P-1 lot (map)

Contact:
Department of Physics
Room 3302 Herzberg Laboratories
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive 
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, CANADA
Tel: (613) 520-4320
Fax: (613) 520-4061
Email: physicsatcarleton [dot] ca