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'Hunting for the Higgs -- the Inside Scoop' Sept. 18 at COD Health and Sciences Colloquium

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The Health and Sciences Colloquium Series kicks off this year with noted Fermilabb Higgs Hunter and Particle Research Physicist Don Lincoln, Ph.D., who will discuss what scientists have uncovered on the long-sought Higgs boson particle -- a discovery that is "as big as it gets." This free session, which is open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Health and Sciences Center, Room 1234.

Scientists in July 2012 announced they had discovered a new particle that might be the long-sought Higgs boson. Because the data was preliminary, scientists were careful about using the word "discover," and rather said the new particle was "consistent with being the Higgs boson."

In the intervening year and a half, scientists have complied huge amounts of data and now have a much better idea of what is happening. During Dr. Lincoln's discussion, he will describe the latest understanding of this epic discovery and make a prediction about a possible big announcement in the Higgs world in the first week of October.

Click here for more information on the Higgs discovery.

Dr. Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at Fermilab and adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame. His scientific accomplishments include being the co-discoverer of both the top quark and the Higgs boson. He is the author of more than 500 papers and is the author of two books for the general public on particle physics. One of these books, "The Quantum Frontier" is still the highest-selling book for public consumption about the Large Hadron Collider. His newest book for public audiences, "Alien Universe," is scheduled for release in October and covers the biology of extraterrestrials.

For more information, contact Physics Professor Tom Carter at (630) 942-3346,