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Atomic Physics Seminars
| SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM
Monday, April 3, 2000
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
[Host: Brad Cox]
"Why Bother with Particle Physics?"
As physicists we should continually ask ourselves what we think the
most compelling questions to be resolved are. In particle physics we
have the "Standard Model" which explains all confirmed experimental
results. So, should we even continue to pursue this line of research?
This talk will show that there are very important questions that need
to be addressed, that in fact the Standard Model is far from complete.
Furthermore these questions must be addressed through experiment.
I will argue that a program of Hadron Collider physics (in particular the
LHC) has the best chance of moving us past the Standard Model.
I will also show examples of the many technological challenges that
we face in computing and engineering that make the practice of
experimental particle physics truly interdisciplinary.
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