Feed Your Brain: The Particle at the End of the Universe [No Host Event]

  • March 3, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • CFI-LA


The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

For decades, particle physicists have searched for the elusive Higgs boson, the missing piece to the "Standard Model" that explains the world we see. In July 2012, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva announced that they found it. Physicist and author Sean Carroll will explain why the Higgs boson is so important, talk about the enormous challenge physicists overcame to build the LHC and get it running, and consider what the future of particle physics will look like.

Carroll, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993, is now on the faculty at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology, especially issues of dark matter, dark energy, and the origin of the universe. Carroll is the author of his new book, The Particle at the End of the Universe, as well as From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, and Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity. He has written for Scientific American, New Scientist, and The Wall Street Journal. He frequently consults for film and television, and has been featured on television shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS's Nova, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

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  • Ian D.

    Sen Carroll makes cutting edge science accessible and human. Great speaker. Glad to see the big turnout today.

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Stu

    They serve coffee and donuts onsite before the program. Meetup "hosts" typically don't attend or change their rsvps.

    February 28, 2013

    • Gary H

      The Meetup.com hosts don't change their RSVP's because they are hosts of the Meetup.com website, not the event itself, which is an even of Center for Inquiry. www.cfiwest.org

      February 28, 2013

    • Stu

      I do it well in advance everytime I'm not attending on another meetup group.

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    HAve a full cast run-through of my Atheist-leaning fun cabaret show, "The Lord's Lover" that day. Miss you guys!

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! Is anyone interested in meeting for a cup of coffee/tea before the lecture?

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • Eric D.

      sure. casbah cafe is almost nearby in Silverlake. Starbucks on Hollywood and Vermont is closer on one side of CFI, and Starbucks at Hollywood and Western is closer on the other.

      February 24, 2013

  • Eric D.

    Physicist Louis Lederman’s pop book on the Higgs Boson, The God Particle, is both good, and funny, but mathematicians are still obviously more funnier than mere physicists. (Hey, who snuck the word “more” in front of “funnier” in my last sentence?)

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    quite excited to attend and meet some interesting folk

    February 22, 2013

  • sofiane o.

    looking forward to it... and for meeting all of you guys :-)

    February 15, 2013

  • Gary H

    Does this explain the dust in my apartment? ... just kidding. Looking forward to it. - Gary the Grouch

    January 11, 2013

  • Mia

    Ooooh. Exciting!

    January 11, 2013

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