The First Three Years of the LHC: The Discovery of the Higgs Boson


This presentation and panel discussion will detail what the MIT Physics Department has discovered with their international colleagues at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland. It is open to the public and will be held today, April 17 at 5 p.m. in 34-101. A poster session will follow.

The LHC is the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, and is considered to be the world’s largest science experiment. It was built with the help of 10,000 scientists from 100 countries.

The goal of the LHC is to test diverse theories of particle and high-energy physics, with an aim of proving or disproving the existence of the Higgs boson particle — a theorized subatomic particle that would help to explain why particles weigh something rather than nothing.


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