Craig Blocker writes:
The Higgs boson has been sought for many years by high energy physics experiments. It is the only particle in the standard model of particle physics that has not yet been observed and plays a crucial role since it gives mass to the other fundamental particles.
Tomorrow at 8:00 am EST (Tues., Dec. 13), CERN is giving a seminar (webcast) about the status of the search for the Higgs at the LHC by the two general purpose detector collaborations, ATLAS and CMS. Although the data is not quite strong enough yet to claim a discovery, the evidence is becoming strong.
The Physics Department will show a web cast of this seminar in Abelson 131. The Brandeis high energy group has been a member of the ATLAS experiment for many years and has been instrumental in building parts of the detector that are key to this measurement. I will be there to answer any questions.
Although it is early in the morning for most, if you are interested, please come to what should be a very interesting talk.