The Higgs Boson and Beyond - Lectures 5 & 6: 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 tonight (5/15) 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 evening with two lectures focused on the Higgs Field and the relationship between mass and energy. A description of lectures #5 & 6 is below:

Lecture #5: The Higgs Field (2015, 33 min)

"With the basics of particle physics covered, Professor Carroll walks us through the decades-long hunt for the Higgs. You’ll meet the many brilliant minds—Anderson, Englert, and Higgs among them—who determinedly set out to solve the mystery of the weak nuclear field. You’ll also discover why Angelina Jolie is like a top quark."

Lecture #6: Mass and Energy (2015, 31 min)

"In this lecture, “classical” physics, as explained by Newtonian and Einsteinian mechanics, provides insight into what makes the Higgs so special. Uncover the key to the Higgs’s uniqueness in the particle zoo—that even at its minimum energy state (its “resting” state), the Higgs field has a large, constant value."

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!


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Organizer, SomEV Presents
City Organizer, Meetup-Boston