MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2013
“What’s the Matter with the Higgs Boson?”
Dave Goldberg, Professor, Department of Physics, Drexel University
The Higgs boson is one of the biggest, most influential discoveries of the last decade, important enough that it resulted in an almost instant Nobel prize. But what’s it all about? How does it work? And what does it mean for a particle to “create mass”? If you’ve been feeling confused at cocktail parties, I’ll give you a half hour primer on how the universe works to set you straight.
Dave Goldberg is a theoretical cosmologist and professor of Physics at Drexel University. He is the author, most recently, of “The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality.” Dr. Goldberg is interested in the interface between science and pop culture and is especially prone to nerdly excess of sci-fi references. He writes a regular “Ask a Physicist” column for io9.com, has been featured on WNYC’s Studio 360, The Leonard Lopate Show, WHYY’s NewsWorks Tonight and has contributed to Slate, Wired & the L.A. Times.
remaining dates for the 2013/2014 program year.
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February 10, 2014 - hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences
March 10, 2014 - hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation
April 14, 2014 - hosted by the Mütter Museum
May 12, 2014 - hosted by the American Philosophical Society Museum
June 9, 2014 - hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science
July 14, 2014 - hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences
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