Achieving True Success in Life and Daily Living with Daniel Power [Academics]
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM @ Contact RaySociety - Presented by the RaySociety – Drake University's lifelong Learning organization.
Contact info: 515-271-1847, www.drake.edu/raysociety, www.facebook.com/raysocietyatdrake
Physics Seminar with Dr. Chunhui Chen, Iowa State University: Half Century of Higgs Boson [Academics]
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM @ Harvey-Ingham 102 - Originally proposed as a theoretical construct in 1964 to explain how an underlying symmetry in a Lagrangian may be hidden in the ground state, the Higgs boson soon became the key stone of the Standard Model in the particle physics. In the years since the Standard Model has been remarkably successful in explaining experimental results and yet, the Higgs boson itself has remained elusive until the advent of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The discovery at the LHC of the Higgs boson in 2012 has prompted the awarding of the 2013 Nobel prize to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs.
In this talk, Dr. Chen will briefly review the construction of the Higgs model, the history of the idea and its importance in physics. Dr. Chen will then discuss how the Higgs boson was discovered by the experiments at the LHC, and finish the lecture by discussing the future prospect of the particle physics in the post Higgs discovery era. ?