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Department of Physics pres.

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.

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