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214HiggsBosonDrawsMass-iveAudienceCollegeofScienceandMathematicsDr.SarahEnoofUniversityofMarylandpresentsherlectureonthesearchoftheHiggsbosontoalargeaudienceoffacultyandstudentsThisspringDr.SarahEnofromtheUniversityofMarylandpresentedInSearchoftheHiggsBosonTheLHCandResultsfromtheEnergyFrontieraspartoftheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsDeansDistinguishedSpeakerSeries.TheintriguingpresentationansweredthequestionsWhatsaHiggsbosontheparticlethatgivesallmattermass.Whyhavewebeenlookingforitsolongitcouldaffecttheexpansionrateoftheuniverse.AndthebiggestanswerrevealedDidwefindit99.9sureLastsummerseveralexperimentsdiscoveredtheexistenceofparticlesfromtheHiggsbosonusingaLargeHadronCollidersLHCwhichisaproton-protoncolliderworthover3billionlocatedinSwitzerland.Inoperationsince2008theLHCprovidesthehighestcenterofmassenergyintheworld.DiscoveryoftheHiggsbosonwillhelptocompleteoneofthelastpiecesofthepuzzleoftheStandardModelonhowtheuniverseworks.Initsthirdseasonthedeanslectureseriescontinuestoshowcaseprominentscholarlypresenterstoenlightenstudentsfacultyandthegeneralpubliconinterestingandtimelytopics.NowyoucanfindoutwithdailyupdatesfromspaceviathenewvideoexhibitViewSpaceinstalledoutsidetheEdelmanPlanetariumlastsummer.ViewSpaceisaninternet-fedself-updatingpermanentvideoexhibitfromtheSpaceTelescopeScienceInstitutehomeofNASAsHubbleSpaceTelescopeanditssuccessortheJamesWebbSpaceTelescope.IttransformsasmallcorneroftheScienceHallatriumintoanever-changingkaleido-scopeofinspiringandeducationalpresentationsofthelatestandmostbeautifulinastronomyandspace-basedearthsciencesaidDr.KeithJohnsonplanetariumdirector.NewcontentisdownloadedeverynightfromtheInstitutesotheexhibitnevergoesoutofdateJohnsonsaid.EverydayforexampleyoucanseethelatestAstronomicalPictureoftheDayaserviceofNASAthatmanypeopleviewontheirdesktopcomputers.SomesequencesdealwithobservationoftheEarthfromspaceincludingglobalweatherclimateandvolcanoes.OtherdisplaysequencestakeusoutintospaceandexplainthedetailsofthecolorfulimagesthathavebeenproducedbytheHubbleTelescopeoverthepast20yearsincludinggaseousnebulaeplanetsdistantgalaxiesandevenblackholes.MoreinformationaboutEdelmanPlanetariumcanbefoundatwww.rowan.eduplanetarium.WhatonEarthisHappeningNewvideoexhibitViewSpacedisplayedoutsidetheEdelmanPlanetarium