"Heretical Ideas that led to the Search for the Higgs Boson"
Presented by Gerald Guralnik, Brown University
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 3:30 pm
Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: Rob Pisarski
I will discuss the state of particle physics in the 1960's and the path that led to my paper with Hagen and Kibble predicting what is now known as the Higgs Boson. I will describe the basic problems that made the results of this paper surprising. I will also address some of the technical issues which have recently been raised in conference talks and physics blogs.