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Events on Friday, October 19th, 2012

Cosmology Journal Club
An Informal discussion about a broad variety of arXiv papers related to Cosmology
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
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Please feel free to bring your lunch!
If you have questions or comments about this journal club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, please email Le Zhang (
Host: Peter Timbie
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Physics Department Colloquium
Discovery of the Higgs Boson - the God Particle
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Speaker: Sau Lan Wu, UW-Madison
Abstract: The recent experimental discovery of the Higgs particle has involved the hard work of thousands of scientists from 56 countries around the world for more than two decades. The Higgs particle is responsible for all masses of the universe. This is the discovery of the decades in physics, and was accomplished at the Large Hadron Collider of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. In this presentation, Enrico Fermi and Vilas Professor of physics Sau Lan Wu will speak on this discovery and the seminal role her research group and UW-Madison played.
Host: Himpsel
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