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Higgs Particle Panel Discussion with Mariette DiChristina, Brian Greene, Dennis Overbye, and Michael Tuts

April 18, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Rotunda, Low Memorial Library
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This World Leaders Forum program features a moderated panel discussion with Columbia physicists and leading science journalists on potential development that could change our fundamental assumptions about the physical world: the possible experimental verification of the existence of the Higgs boson, a long hypothesized particle thought responsible for endowing other elementary particles with mass. The panel discussion will be followed by a moderated question and answer session with the audience.

Welcome and Introduction by:
Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University in the City of New York

Program Participants:
Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American
Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University
Dennis Overbye, The New York Times 
Michael Tuts, Professor of Physics , Columbia University; U.S. ATLAS Operations Program Manager at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN laboratory in Geneva

Moderated by:
Amber Miller, Dean of Science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Physics at Columbia University

Cosponsored by:
Columbia Science Commits