Physics for Everyone on Higgs hunt – 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12

Fermilab theorist Patrick Fox will give this month’s Physics for Everyone lecture on the hunt for the Higgs. Image: Sandbox studios.

Scientists at Fermilab and at the LHC spend their days sifting through data in search of an elusive particle, the Higgs boson.

You’ve likely heard about the race to find the Higgs. Now, join Fermilab at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday to learn what all of the fuss is about. In his lecture, titled “The hunt for the Higgs,” Fermilab theorist Patrick Fox will explain what scientists believe the Higgs is, why finding it is so important and what scientists could learn from that discovery.

"The hunt for the Higgs " will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in Ramsey Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required. There will be time for questions and answers. The lecture is part of a non-technical series about Fermilab science and culture. A video of the second lecture by Brenna Flaugher is now available online.