Physics at Virginia

"Why is the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism needed?"

Ajinkya S. Kamat , University of Virginia
[Host: GPSA]
It is now widely known that the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (popular by the name Higgs mechanism) leads to the masses of the elementary particles in Nature. But the answer to 'why do we need Higgs mechanism to give these masses?' is not well known to many outside the field of particle physics. Hence, in this talk I will try to explain answer to this question in a semi-technical way, which is understandable to graduate students having basic conceptual idea about quantum mechanics.
Atomic Physics Seminar
Monday, October 28, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

GPSA (Graduate Physics Student Association) talk (Primarily meant for students)

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