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Prof. Matt Strassler: The Quest for the Higgs Particle

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Prof. Matt Strassler (Rutgers U.) and The Quest for the Higgs Particle

A new Higgs-like particle has recently been observed at the Large Hadron Collider. The quest to find this particle goes back nearly 50 years.
 
Slides at <http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~strassler/QuestHiggs.pdf>
More at <http://profmattstrassler.com/>
 
Matt leads us through this epic journey, explains why the mysterious Higgs field is so crucial to our existence, and how finding the Higgs particle now gives us a tool with which to try to understand the nature of the Higgs field. After covering some of the big puzzles in particle physics, he explains how and why many scientists are expecting to find other types of particles at the Large Hadron Collider over the coming decade, and why their absence would have profound but confusing scientific implications. 
 
Presented by the CalTech Virtual Astronomy Group
 
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