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Public Seminar to Discuss Higgs Updates

09 December 2011

A seminar will be held at TRIUMF on December 13, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. to share an update on the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson by two experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  Canadians are heavily involved in the ATLAS experiment, and the TRIUMF laboratory made important contributions to the construction of the LHC.  The seminar is part of a larger workshop on ATLAS and the LHC being held at TRIUMF.

These results will be based on the analysis of considerably more data than those presented at conferences this past summer---sufficient to make significant progress in the search for the Higgs boson but not enough to prove the existence or non-existence of the Higgs.  The Canadian seminar will closely follow the results presented at a CERN seminar taking place in the early morning on the same day in Geneva, Switzerland.

The public seminar will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the TRIUMF auditorium.  The seminar will be led by Robert McPherson, spokesperson of the ATLAS Canada collaboration, a professor of physics at the University of Victoria, and Institute of Particle Physics research scientist.  At about 3:30 p.m., representatives from TRIUMF and ATLAS Canada will be available to take questions.  The results will also be presented and discussed at other Canadian ATLAS institutions.

The session will complete by 4:00 p.m.  Registration by e-mail to is requested but not required.