Monday, November 20, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium
General Physics Colloquium, Professor Julia Thom-Levy, Department of Physics, Cornell University.
Refreshments from 3:30-3:50 pm.
Title: Cathedrals of Modern Physics: A Guided Tour through a Particle Detector
Abstract: The gigantic detectors that enabled the discovery of the Higgs Boson are complex, ingenious, and even beautiful. They require a coordinated effort of hundreds of Physicists, Engineers and Technicians from all over the world. I will talk about planning and construction of collider detectors at CERN, and subsequent data analysis to search for New Physics. What technologies are used to make subatomic particles visible? What have we learned so far?