Science Workshop: Discovering the Higgs Boson


The ATLAS detector at CERN in Switzerland.

In the summer of 2013 two experimental collaborations independently reported on the discovery of a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.  In this talk, Dr. Emlyn Hughes (Columbia University) will review the field of particle physics and discuss the discovery of the Higgs Boson.


Three exciting events that highlight our understanding of the ocean:

Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 pm in CAPA Symposium

Ocean Apocalypse Woodworth Science Lecture will be presented by distinguished marine scientist Dr. Jeremy Jackson, Professor of Oceanography and Director Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Jackson’s seminal work on the loss of ocean biodiversity has informed scientists, governments, NGOs and citizen groups all around the world. He warns that saving the oceans and ourselves will require fundamental changes in how we live.

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Friday, March 14 at 11:45-12:45, downstairs in Dickinson

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Pizza Poster Session. Join us for pizza and other cool stuff as students from the Bennington Coral Reef Project display their research.



Friday, March 14 at 1:00-2:00 pm, Dickinson 225



Science Workshop. 

Finally, at this week’s Science Workshop, two distinguished marine scientists will present their current research:



Dr. Nancy KnowltonNew genetic approaches to understanding marine diversity

Dr. Jeremy JacksonThe future of Caribbean Coral Reefs                                        

We hope you can come to all of these events.