HMC Physics Colloquium
Tuesdays at 16:30 in Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, Room B460
John S. Townsend
Harvey Mudd College
Why the Higgs Boson is Called “The God Particle”
Oct. 2, 2012
I will discuss how spontaneous symmetry breaking in gauge theories via the Higgs mechanism generates the masses of the elementary particles.