UT Arlington will host hundreds of particle physicists from all over the world Oct. 22-26 at the International Workshop on Future Linear Colliders.
The meeting, which is being held in Texas for the first time, will feature a public lecture by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg titled “The Standard Model, Higgs Boson, Who cares?” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the UT Arlington campus.
The semiannual conference has added significance because of a July 4 announcement from researchers at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, that they’ve almost certainly found the elusive Higgs boson.
As the next step in discovery, the proposed International Linear Collider, or ILC, will be a 31-kilometer-long electron-positron collider to complement and expand the work of the proton-proton colliding LHC, says Jaehoon Yu, UT Arlington physics professor and co-organizer of the event.
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