JOANNE HEWETT Presentation

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.

Click here to find out more About the speaker.

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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