After decades of searching, scientists at the massive CERN particle physics laboratory in Switzerland announced on July 4 that they had discovered a new subatomic particle that has the potential to unlock many of the mysteries of the universe. On Tuesday, July 17, a Florida State University physicist who took part in one of the CERN experiments that identified the particle will explain exactly whatthis all means, and why it matters, in a free public presentation geared for the general public.
Harrison Prosper, Florida State’s Kirby Kemper Professor of Physics, will lead “The Higgs Boson: Search and Discovery,” a discussion that will summarize science’s current understanding of particle physics, explain why the Higgs boson is important, and reveal how scientists looked for it and what was discovered. The event will end with speculation about where scientists go from here.
There will also be ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion.
Prosper’s presentation will take place:
TUESDAY, JULY 17
7 – 8 P.M.
MOORE AUDITORIUM, OGLESBY UNION
127 HONORS WAY
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Free public parking is available at Parking Garage No. 1 (the Woodward Avenue parking garage above the FSU Bookstore) and at the parking lot across the street from the garage.
*** NOTE: TO READ MORE ABOUT FLORIDA STATE RESEARCHERS’ INVOLVEMENT IN THE HIGGS BOSON EXPERIMENTS AT CERN, VISIT HTTP://WWW.NEWS.FSU.EDU/TOP-STORIES/FSU-PHYSICISTS-AMONG-CERN-RESEARCHERS-WHO-DISCOVERED-NEW-PARTICLE. ***