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:
The Higgs Boson: Have Scientists Found the Mystery Particle?
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents:
What: CERN: What’s it all about?
When: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
5:00pm Reception & Registration
Where: Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Non member fees: $10 Advance Reg / $15 Door / $5 Student