What Physicists Do: The Department of Physics and Astronomy Presents a series of lectures, demonstrations, and films Our lecture series has brought outstanding scientists and engineers to the campus each week since 1971, including fourteen Nobel laureates. These speakers present lectures ranging from the hottest discoveries in physics and astronomy to inside views of physicists' daily lives at a level undergraduate students can understand. Eighty- Sixth Series Fall 2013 Mondays at 4:00 p.m. Darwin 103 Coffee at 3:30 p.m.
April 21, 2014 THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER: OBSERVATION OF THE HIGGS BOSON
Dr. Beate Heinemann from University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will explain how particle physics research is done at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, and in particular discuss the observation of the Higgs boson in 2012 for which the Nobel Prize was awarded in Dec. 2013.