The Higgs Boson: How It Was Discovered and What It Tells Us About the Universewith Jim Brau, the Philip H. Knight Professor in the Center for High Energy Physics at the University of Oregon
Brau will engage you in a lively discussion about the Higgs Boson, including the search for and discovery of this elusive particle. He will explain why its discovery was expected and how it relates to the origin of the universe.
James Brau is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Natural Science. A native of the Pacific Northwest, having been born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a member of the UO physics department since 1988, he serves as director of the UO Center for High Energy Physics and leads the UO team doing research with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Professor Brau is also a leader in the global effort to develop and construct the next large high-energy physics collider, the International Linear Collider. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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