Physics Professor On Hand for Higgs Boson Discovery Announcement

Per Berglund, associate professor of physics, had a front-row seat to his field’s largest discovery in half a century while doing string theory research at CERN (the acronym for the European Organization of Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator. That’s where, on July 4, scientists confirmed discovery of what is likely the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle that gives other particles mass.

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