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“The Higgs and Beyond: Brave New Physics” public event

December 3, 2012

TORONTO, ON — After a mas­sive search involv­ing thou­sands of researchers from around the world and the biggest par­ti­cle accel­er­a­tor ever built, physi­cists announced the his­toric dis­cov­ery of the Hig­gs boson recent­ly. What exact­ly is this elu­sive par­ti­cle and how does its dis­cov­ery change our view of the uni­verse? These ques­tions and more will be explored by some of the most inno­v­a­tive physi­cists in North Amer­i­ca at a Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to event this Fri­day.

Host­ed by CBC Radio’s Bob McDon­ald, the pub­lic event will fea­ture Cal­tech physi­cist and author of The Par­ti­cle At The End of The Uni­verse, Sean Car­roll, and Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to pro­fes­sors Pierre Savard and William Trischuk, who were involved in the Hig­gs dis­cov­ery through their work at the the Large Hadron Col­lid­er, which took ten years and $9 bil­lion dol­lars to build.


COST: Free

WHEN: Fri­day, Decem­ber 7, 2012 at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

WHERE: Isabel Bad­er The­atre, 93 Charles Street W., Toron­to

• Sean Car­roll
Cal­tech Physi­cist, Blog­ger, Author of The Par­ti­cle at the End of the Uni­verse
Sean Car­roll is a the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist study­ing the struc­ture and evo­lu­tion of the uni­verse. He is espe­cial­ly inter­est­ed in infla­tion, the arrow of time, and what hap­pened before and dur­ing the Big Bang. He fre­quent­ly con­sults for film and tele­vi­sion, and has been fea­tured on tele­vi­sion shows such as The Col­bert Report.

• Pierre Savard and William Trischuk
Pro­fes­sors of Physics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
High-ener­gy physi­cists Prof. Pierre Savard and Prof. William Trischuk were involved in the Large Hadron Col­lid­er project. Thir­ty U of T researchers, includ­ing 16 grad­u­ate stu­dents, used the U of T’s super-com­put­ing resources to sift through data to iden­ti­fy col­li­sions con­tain­ing Hig­gs boson can­di­dates.

• Bob McDon­ald
Host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks


For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Media Rela­tions
Tel: (416) 978‑0100