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Science Frontiers - The Higgs and Beyond: Brave New PhysicsPrinter Friendly

Dec 07, 7 - 9 pm

Its not every day that scientists announce the possible discovery of a fundamental building block of the universe that validates our model of how the universe is put together! Come and hear physicists Sean Carroll, Pierre Savard and William Trischuk discuss the exciting discovery of what could be the elusive Higgs boson and its impact on our understanding of the universe.

Sean Carroll
Caltech Physicist, Blogger, Author of The Particle at the End of the Universe

Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist studying the structure and evolution of the universe. He is especially interested in inflation, the arrow of time, and what happened at or before the Big Bang.

Pierre Savard and William Trischuk
Professors of Physics, University of Toronto

High-energy physicists Prof. Pierre Savard and Prof. William Trischuk were part of the UofT team involved in the LHC project. The group of 30 UofT researchers, including 16 graduate students, used the SciNet super-computing resources at UofT to sift through the data to identify collisions containing Higgs boson candidates. Their group is now studying a much larger data set trying to understand the properties of the new particle and preparing to upgrade their experiment to search for other new physics processes beyond the Higgs.

Bob McDonald * HOST *
Host of CBCs Quirks & Quarks

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