Fermilab scientists to discuss Higgs boson research


Have you read about the Higgs boson in the news?

Want to find out what it is, if it’s been discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and what it means for you? Visit Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Batavia from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday to learn about the Higgs and have your questions answered.

Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln will present an overview of the Higgs particle and the decades-long, worldwide search that involved scientists at particle accelerators in Illinois and Europe. Following the presentation, Fermilab scientists involved in the Higgs boson search will be available to answer your questions about the Higgs particle, the Large Hadron Collider and particle physics.

Visitors will also be able to view Fermilab’s remote operations center for the Large Hadron Collider and enjoy an expansive view of the laboratory site and surrounding area from the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. Refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public. No advance reservation is required.

For more information, call (630) 840-5588 or email edreg@fnal.gov.

This special event is part of Fermilab’s monthly Ask-A-Scientist lecture and tour program. To view and register for upcoming events in the series, visit ed.fnal.gov/programs/ask.