Saturday Science Exploration Series: Notre Dame Discovers the God Particle


Location: Room 101, Jordan Hall

Notre Dame Discovers the God Particle
Michael Hildreth, Professor of Physics

Only July 4th, 2012, headlines around the world heralded a major breakthrough coming out of the CMS and ATLAS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at the CERN lab in Geneva, Switzerland. The search for the elusive Higgs boson—known as the “God Particle” in popular media—had yielded a discovery! Join us as we take a closer look at the Higgs discovery, what the Higgs boson is and what it means for science, and the various ways Notre Dame researchers have contributed to this effort.