Prof. Bortoletto at West Lafayette Public Library

The Discovery of a New Particle

Is it the Higgs? Why is it important?

Physics Outreach recently coordinated a presentation by Purdue Physics Distinguished Professor Daniela Bortoletto at the West Lafayette Public Library. Professor Bortoletto, noted for her continuing leadership and scientific discovery in high energy particle research facilities around the world, related her related experiences leading to the identification of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle on the radar of particle physicists for decades. In addition, she presented a broad and informative view of the zoo of elementary particles of which we and the universe around us are all composed. 

Bortoletto inspired a packed house which included several dozen high school students from high schools as far away as Hamilton Southeastern. Go Royals!

Daniela Bortoletto library talk
Photo courtesy of Tim Brouk/College of Science
Last Updated: May 5, 2016 4:30 PM