Discovery of the Higgs Particle
Special Panel Discussion
After decades of searching, the Higgs particle was finally observed at the Large Hadron Collider. This historic discovery is a tremendous step forward in science. U-M panelists Physics Professors Gordon Kane, Homer Neal, Jay Chapman, Jianming Qian and Aaron Pierce will present experimental and theoretical discussions on:
-Particle physics history of the past half century, and how it relates to the Higgs boson.
-The role of U-M in experiments to unlock the mystery of electroweak symmetry breaking
-Particle physics detector design and construction at U-M
-The Higgs boson discovery with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
-The significance and impact of the Higgs discovery in future particle physics
The physicists will field questions at the panel's conclusion.