The Higgs Boson and Beyond - Lectures 3 & 4: Screening + Discussion

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Every week on Wednesday

Industry Lab

288 Norfolk Street · Cambridge, MA

How to find us

The entrance is through the loading dock in the back of the building (see image below). There will be signs posted by 7:30PM that night.

Location image of event venue


Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts!

Please join us this Wednesday (5/8) as we continue our 6-week screening + discussion of the lecture series "The Higgs Boson and Beyond." This series will introduce us to the Higgs Boson, the importance of its discovery, and how it fits into the standard model of atomic theory and the universe. We'll be continuing our series this Wednesday with two lectures focused on the subatomic "particle zoo" and the concept of symmetry. A description of lectures #3 & 4 is below:

Lecture #3: Atoms to Particles (2015, 31 min)

"Now that you know what particles really are, it’s time to walk through the “particle zoo” and explore the roles of photons, gluons, and quarks. Along the way, Professor Carroll looks back on the development of the Standard Model and how our changing understanding of the weak nuclear field suggested the existence of the Higgs years before we found it."

Lecture #4: The Power of Symmetry (2015, 31 min)

"Symmetries don't only apply to geometrical objects. They apply to the laws of physics themselves. In this lecture, you may feel your mind twist in asymmetrical ways as you explore how symmetry governs the known forces of nature and how it helped form a wild theory that an as-yet-undiscovered particle—the Higgs—must exist."

Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of subatomic particles, Higgs Bosons, symmetries, relativity, or mathematics is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely.

Now for some administrative details....

The space will be open for beverages and general schmoozing as early as 7:45PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM.

As usual, BYOB. +1's welcome (& encouraged!). Oh, and this is a pet friendly space. My dog is kind of an asshole, so I keep her at home, but if your pet is chill, feel free to bring 'em along!

There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for the venue at Industry Lab. You can donate through the following methods:

Venmo: @reece-daniel


cash: donation cup at event

You can also donate through, but they take a 17% cut!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!


Curator, Church of the Cosmos
Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston