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"Hunting and Discovering the Higgs Boson (“God” particle) at the LHC of CERN", Friday, September 4, 12:00pm, MH 606


Yongsheng Gao, California State University, Fresno

ABSTRACT: The Higgs boson (“God Particle”) was discovered in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). This discovery was named by Science magazine as the 2012 “Breakthrough of the Year” and resulted in the award of the 2013 Nobel Physics Prize to the Higgs theory. Fresno State was the only CSU campus on ATLAS and involved in the Higgs discovery. I will talk about CERN, LHC, Higgs discovery, the Fresno State ATLAS program, the CSU Nuclear and Particle Physics Consortium (NUPAC), and opportunities for CSU students to work at CERN during summer on ATLAS research.