An annual event sponsored by The Tallahassee Scientific Society & The FSU Department of Physics
“Higgs: The Theory, The Discovery and the Fate of the Universe”
A free presentation by
theoretical physicist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
When: April 2, 2014
Where: FSU College of Medicine Auditorium
Time: 8 p.m.
The first Lannutti Public Lecture is on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the College of Medicine Auditorium (MSA) on the FSU campus. This talk will be less technical. The title is “Higgs: The Theory, The Discovery, and the Fate of the Universe.” The abstract for this presentation is linked below. The topic on the public lecture on the Higgs is relevant because the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was given to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider". You can read more here. The second Lannutti Memorial Lecture is on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM (with free refreshments starting at 3:15 PM) in the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory (UPL), room 101 (also called the Richards Building) on the FSU campus. This talk, entitled "The LHC Confronts Supersymmetry" will be more technical, and the TSS members and the public are welcome here too. See link below for the abstract for this presentation. For the second lecture in physics, the term, LHC, stands for the Large Hadron Collider, which is in Europe where the Higgs particle was confirmed in 2012. You can read more about it at this site.
For location of lectures and parking on the FSU campus: Here is a link to the FSU campus map.
Click to view abstracts of Joanne Hewett’s presentations.
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These events commemorate the late Dr. Joseph Lannutti (1926-1997), founder of FSU’s High Energy Physics Program. Professor Lannutti was also a Board member with the Tallahassee Scientific Society near the beginning of its formation in 1989.
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