Live Viewing of Latest Higgs Boson Results

Tuesday, 3 July 2012 - 10:00pm
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***Breaking News***

CERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, just announced a highly-anticipated press conference on July 4 to share the results of the latest experiments searching for the Higgs boson, or "God Particle." But what is the Higgs boson and why do we want to find it? Join us after the July 3 Queen Anne Science Café for a live viewing of CERN's announcement:

  • 10 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Faculty from the UW Physics Department provide some context for our current understanding of particle physics, the Higgs boson, and the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. This includes mini-presentations by faculty, NOVA video clips, and informal conversation time.
  • 12 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.: Live viewing of the CERN press conference, with interpretation by UW Physics faculty.