CERN: What’s it all about?

May 1, 2012

Chicago Club, Mezzanine leve
81 East Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL, United States


Some scientists believe that the Higgs boson, a never-before-seen subatomic particle, is the fundamental building block of the universe that gives mass to matter. Recent high-energy particle experiments at CERN and Fermilab have hinted at the existence of this particle. But what exactly is the Higgs boson and why do some people call it the ‘god particle’? The program will highlight the importance of this subatomic particle and discuss what would its discovery mean for physics and society. The program will also present recent advances of the Higgs boson research and future directions of high-energy particle experiment in Europe and the USA.

Speaker: Young-Kee Kim, Deputy Director, Fermilab and Professor of Physics, the University of Chicago

Parking will be available at the following at the following locations:
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Topic Resources:
The Higgs Boson: Have Scientists Found the Mystery Particle?

Not just the Higgs boson

Boost for Higgs from Tevatron data

Fermilab physicist talks about finding the “God” Particle

Data Hint at Hypothetical Particle, Key to Mass in the Universe

Event Details

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents:

What: CERN: What’s it all about?

When: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
5:00pm Reception & Registration
6:00pm Presentation

Where: Chicago Club
Mezzanine level
81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Non member fees: $10 Advance Reg / $15 Door / $5 Student