On Thursday, Feb. 7, the University of Chicago will host “Critical Mass: How the Higgs Boson Discovery Swept the World,” a panel discussion on the recent discovery of a Higgs-like particle at CERN. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s David and Reva Logan Center.
The panel of experts from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab will explain the significance of the Higgs boson and why this discovery marks the beginning of a new era in particle physics research. Fermilab Deputy Director Young-Kee Kim will moderate the discussion. The panelists are Marcela Carena, Fermilab and University of Chicago; Tom LeCompte, Argonne; Patricia McBride, Fermilab; Mark Oreglia, University of Chicago. For more information visit the event website.