Bodies were colliding like excited atoms in a nuclear accelerator as
an estimated 500 UC Berkeley students, alumni and community members
overflowed into the aisles of the Chan Shun Auditorium Friday afternoon
for a panel discussion on the Higgs boson discovery.
UC Berkeley physicists, whose work helped lead to the discovery, led the panel discussion “The
Higgs Boson Explained: What is the Higgs and Why is Everyone So Excited
About it?” to explain the Higgs boson, a newfound elementary particle
that had been theorized over for more than 50 years.
It was announced July 4 that the new particle was discovered by both
the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN, the European Organization for
Nuclear Research that is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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