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Michael Tuts
Michael Tuts
Professor of Physics, Columbia University
Discovering the God Particle
Discovering the God Particle
On July 4, 2012, the so-called 'God Particle' was discovered with the ATLAS Detector--one of the largest scientific instruments ever built, essentially a ‘digital camera’ to explore the world of subatomic particles. But what does this discovery mean? In this talk, Tuts--one of those involved in this scientific breakthrough, will make it simple, and give us a real-time picture of his experience working to find the God Particle. He'll explain what the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is, and how the ATLAS experiment actually works, what on earth the Higgs boson really is, and why it is a particle like no other. Let Tuts take you through this revolutionary moment in History from a close, up-front point of view--he has promised this lecture will allow even the most Science-aversed to be amazed by what was accomplished at CERN.
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Bio
Michael Tuts is among the leading researchers who helped discover the Higgs (God Particle). He is a member of the ATLAS collaboration and until last year he served as the US ATLAS Operations Program Manager. He has spent his career studying the fundamental particles and forces with accelerator experiments at Cornell, Fermilab and most recently the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva Switzerland.