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In Search of the Higgs Boson

Date: April 19, 2013

Description:

Join the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series on April 19 featuring Sarah Eno, Professor, University of Maryland, in her timely discussion:  "In Search of the Higgs Boson:  The LHC and results from the energy frontier."

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a proton-proton collider located in

Geneva, Switzerland, began operation in 2008 and currently provides the highest center-of-mass energy in the world.  During the summer of 2012, two of the experiments located at the LHC reported evidence for the production of a new particle whose properties seemed consistent with those predicted by the Standard Model for the Higgs Boson.  In this talk, I will discuss these results, what more we can learn about this particle in the future, and the remaining mysteries of particle physics.

Biography:

Sarah Eno received her B.A. from Gettysburg College, her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and did post-doctorial work at the University of Chicago, before taking a faculty position at the University of Maryland.  She is interested in searching for new particles, precision tests of quantum chromodynamics using W and Z bosons, and calorimetry.  She has been the head of the subgroup of the CMS collaboration charged with looking for new particles other than the Higgs and those predicted by Supersymmetry and the subgroup charged with the reconstruction of jets and missing transverse energy. She is a Fellow of the APS.

Location: Rowan Hall Auditorium