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OPPENHEIMER LECTURE: The Higgs Particle: Pivot Of Symmetry And Mass

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Our theoretical understanding of the sub-atomic world would not be complete without the Higgs particle. Sometimes called "The God Particle", this very special particle generates the differences between the fundamen...

Michio Kaku: ‘Tis Here! ‘Tis Gone! The Search for Heavy Elements

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There is going to be more and more debate and controversy as to what constitutes a heavy element given the fact that it only exists for a brief fraction of a second. Did it or did it not even exist at all?

The Higgs Boson Explained

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On Friday July 13 at noon, faculty and other members of the Physics Department helped the campus community understand the significance of discovering the Higgs Boson, the particle that was predicted by Peter Higgs alm...

The uncertain location of electrons – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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The tiny atoms that make up our world are made up of even tinier protons, neutrons and electrons. Though the number of protons determines an atom's identity, it's the electrons -- specifically, their exact location ou...

Particle Physics in the 21st Century

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Elementary particle physics is entering a spectacular new era in which experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and at astrophysical observatories will soon start probing some of the most profound questi...

Natalia Toro on Fundamental Physics at the LHC

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Natalia Toro explains how complex collision data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being digested and examined and how it may set the course for the science of the future. Her lecture was delivered at the Perime...