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From Quarks to the Cosmos

  • Flo & Santos 1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Join us for a taste of physics, as we hear from two local scientists about their research!

daniel_holz

Listening to the Universe for the very first time

Daniel HolzUniversity of Chicago

We'll discuss Einstein, gravity, black holes, and gravitational waves.

 

 

rob_gardner

Computing for Big Science: how a global scale computer grid helped the Large Hadron Collider discover the Higgs boson

Robert GardnerUniversity of Chicago

@rwg

In July, 2012 the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland discovered the Higgs boson, confirming a theory put forward 50 years earlier to explain the origin of mass in the Universe. A worldwide computing grid was constructed to sift through mountains of data to reveal the Higgs signature. A year later the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their co-discovery of the theory. Come see what a Higgs looks like, and how computers find them.


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