Rowan speaker to address Higgs Boson

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Dr. Sarah Eno from the University of Maryland will present “In Search of the Higgs Boson: The LHC and Results from the Energy Frontier” as part of the College of Science & Mathematics Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, April 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard on the Glassboro campus).

Dr. Sarah Eno from the University of Maryland will present “In Search of the Higgs Boson: The LHC and Results from the Energy Frontier” as part of the College of Science & Mathematics Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on Friday, April 19, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium of Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard on the Glassboro campus).
 
LHC — the Large Hadron Collider — is a proton-proton collider located in Switzerland that began operation in 2008 and currently provides the highest center of mass energy in the world. Last summer, two experiments at LHC reported evidence for the production of a new particle whose properties appeared consistent with those of the Higgs Boson. The Higgs Boson is a key prediction of the theory of particles known as the Standard Model. Without the Higgs Boson, scientists would not know how particles acquire mass and the model would be unreliable. Confirming the existence of the Higgs Boson would be a milestone in understanding how the physical universe works.
 
Eno will address those results in her presentation and discuss what more can be learned about this particle and the mysteries of particle physics. Eno earned her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and completed post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago. Her interests include searching for new particles, precision tests of quantum chomodynamics using W and Z Bosons, and caoloimetry. She has headed the subgroup of a collaboration charged with looking for new participles other than Higgs Boson. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society.