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Atomic Physics Seminars

ics GPSA (Graduate Physics Student Association) talk (Primarily meant for students)
Monday, October 28, 2013
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Ajinkya S. Kamat [Host: GPSA]
University of Virginia
"Why is the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism needed?"
 
 Slideshow (PDF)
ABSTRACT:
It is now widely known that the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism (popular by the name Higgs mechanism) leads to the masses of the elementary particles in Nature. But the answer to 'why do we need Higgs mechanism to give these masses?' is not well known to many outside the field of particle physics. Hence, in this talk I will try to explain answer to this question in a semi-technical way, which is understandable to graduate students having basic conceptual idea about quantum mechanics.
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