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December 7, 2012 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Category: Lecture
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium #0209
Cost: no charge
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Join us for a public lecture presented by WSU Physicist, Professor Rob Harr: Stalking the Elusive Higgs Boson.

An RSVP is REQUIRED for this free lecture. Please use the RSVP tab on this screen to reserve your seat. 

We are on the verge of finding the last, elusive piece of the theory of particle physics, the Higgs boson. It has taken more than 40 years since its existence was predicted to arrive at this point. The Higgs boson is unique among the particles of the theory. The prediction of its existence rests on some basic principles about the structure of our world.

I will discuss these principles and some of their implications, discuss the experiments undertaken to search for the Higgs boson, and present the recent evidence produced for its existence.

While the discovery of the Higgs boson will complete the existing theory of particle physics, it also points the way to new discoveries awaiting us. I will discuss some of the possibilities being pursued in laboratories around the world.
                                    - Professor Rob Harr

For more information about this event, please contact Pat or Dawn at 313-577-2107 or outreach@physics.wayne.edu.