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.