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The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

April 16, 2013

11th Paul D. Bartlett, Sr., Lecture – April 16, 2013, in the Main Reading Room of the Linda Hall Library.

Dr. Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology.

On July 4, 2012, scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced an achievement on par with splitting the atom: the discovery of the Higgs boson, a particle that holds the key to understanding why mass exists. Join Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll for a behind-the-scenes look at this landmark event as he explains the importance of the Higgs boson and what it means for the future of science. This is an irresistible story with a certain amount of conniving, dealing, and occasional skullduggery—and Dr. Carroll explores it all.

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April 16, 2013
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Eric Ward
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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