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Fermilab Lecture Series presents:
The World According to Higgs
Dr. Chris Quigg, Fermilab
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $7
Join us at 6:45 for a showing of Fermilab: Science at Work, a production by 137 Films.

New developments in particle physics offers a new and radically simple conception of the universe. Fundamental particles called quarks and leptons make up everyday matter, and the two new laws of nature rule their interactions. Until July 4, 2012, our neat story was missing one piece, a particle called the Higgs boson. Without it, there would be no atoms, no chemistry, no liquids or solids, and no basis for life. Why did thousands of physicists devote decades to the hunt, and how does the "discovery of the century" change the way we see the world? Dr. Chris Quigg addresses these questions in his talk, The World According to Higgs, on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8 p.m. in Fermilab's Ramsey Auditorium.

Fermilab theorist Chris Quigg introduced the Fermilab Lecture Series audience to the quest for the Higgs boson in 1987, and is delighted to be able report on the dramatic conclusion. Quigg joined the Fermilab staff in 1974 and led the Theoretical Physics Department for a decade during its formative years. He shared the American Physical Society's J. Sakurai Prize for outstanding achievements in particle theory and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society. When not contemplating Nature's secrets, he can be found hiking Europe's long-distance trails.


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