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A half-century of particle physics: from CP violation to the Higgs boson

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B20

Speaker Name(s): 

Bill Ford

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado Boulder
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Physics Department Colloquium

Event Details & Abstract: 

When as a grad student in 1964 I took my first particle physics course, the violation of CP symmetry had just been discovered, and the concept of "quarks" had newly been proposed.  In this talk I offer some personal perspectives on the evolution of the Standard Model of particle physics and some of the field's still-open questions.