Saturday 11.8 at 4pm at Old Arkadia: ‘Discovery of the Higgs boson’ with cosmologists Shaun Hotchkiss and Rose Lerner and particle physicist Mikko Voutilainen

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are heartily invited to “Discovery of the Higgs boson” with cosmologist Shaun Hotchkiss, cosmologist Rose Lerner and particle physicist Mikko Voutilainen on Saturday 11.8 at 4pm at Old Arkadia (Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 9A)

In July, a discovery of a Higgs boson was announced by physicists at CERN. With three short talks by the panellists, we’ll attempt to answer the following questions: What is the Higgs boson? Why is it important for our understanding of the Universe? How was it discovered? Should we believe the results? What doesn’t the Higgs explain? Is the Higgs significant for humanity?

There will be plenty of time reserved for discussion and we welcome all your questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t know anything about physics or the Higgs – we will attempt to explain from the basics.

Welcome!

Warm regards,

Ian
www.arkadiabookshop.fi

Entrance is free and green tea will be offered. A donation of €2 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.

Panellists:

Shaun Hotchkiss, who works in the cosmology group at Helsinki University and blogs at trenchesofdiscovery.blogspot.com

Rose Lerner, who also works in the cosmology group at Helsinki University and has given many popular science talks at Arkadia (mv.helsinki.fi/home/lerner/)

Mikko Voutilainen, who is a particle physicist at Helsinki University working on the CMS experiment at CERN and blogs (in Finnish) at blogs.helsinki.fi/higgshunters/