Jefferson Lab Science Series
Dr. Fabiola Gianotti - European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
April 30, 2013
On July 4th, 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments operating at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced the discovery of a new particle compatible with the Higgs boson (hunted for almost 50 years), which is a crucial piece for our understanding of fundamental physics and thus the structure and evolution of the universe. This lecture describes the unprecedented instruments and challenges that have allowed such an accomplishment, the meaning and relevance of this discovery to physics, and the implications to our day to day lives.
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