University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Events
When: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018, 7:00PM
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The High Energy Physics Frontier: Investigating the Mysteries of Nature by Sachiko McBride, Ph.D, Department of Physics, UW Eau Claire.The
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest particle accelerator in the world.
The LHC gives us the opportunity to study the physics of fundamental particles
and processes at the highest energy levels achieved by mankind. Data from LHC
collisions have already allowed for the discovery of the long-searched for
fundamental particle, the Higgs boson; a discovery that could open the mystery
of mass generation of fundamental particles. This discovery led the Nobel
Committee to award the physics prize in 2013 to the theorists that predicted
this particle almost 50 years ago. This talk provides an overview of how the
LHC works and the quest to understand the mass of fundamental particles.

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