A half-century of particle physics: from CP violation to the Higgs boson

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Bill Ford

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado Boulder

Abstract, Event Details: 

When as a grad student in 1964 I took my first particle physics course, the violation of CP symmetry had just been discovered, and the concept of "quarks" had newly been proposed.  In this talk I offer some personal perspectives on the evolution of the Standard Model of particle physics and some of the field's still-open questions.