S. James Gates, Jr., Ph.D.
University System of Maryland Regents Professor
John S. Toll Professor of Physics
Center for String & Particle Theory Director
2011 National Medal of Science Recipient
The observation by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, of the Higgs boson was hailed as one of the most significant scientific events of recent times. What is the Higgs boson, why is it so important, and what does the observation of this particle mean for our understanding of the universe? These questions and more will be addressed in this lecture.
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