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February 27, 2014

Public lecture on Higgs boson Nobel Prize on Monday, March 3

Submitted by Sarah Golin

Yurii Maravin, associate professor of physics, will present a special lecture highlighting the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics. The lecture, "Discovering the Higgs boson" will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.          

This lecture will provide an overview of the history of the quest to understand mass, describe some of the most sophisticated instruments ever built, and explain how the Higgs boson affects the structure and evolution of the universe, and our day-to-day lives. This lecture will be of interest to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of physics background knowledge. 

Maravin is an associate professor of physics at Kansas State University. He studies the physics at the 10-18 m scale of the quantum universe using D0 data from the highest energy collider, the Tevatron, in the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, near Chicago. He also works on the commissioning of the CMS experiment at the 7 TeV CERN LHC collider in Switzerland. Maravin was directly involved in the recent validation of the Higgs boson. 

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