To a packed room of more than 60 patrons aged 8 to 80, the Geneva Library Foundation kicked off the first of its new Speaker Series. Dr. Donald Lincoln of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), presented "Hoopla in July: Did the LHC Find the Higgs Boson?"
This comprehensive and very entertaining presentation led the audience through an informative journey from the Big Bang and the creation of the universe, through the Standard Model of particle physics, to the very smallest building blocks of the universe and a potential discovery of what may give mass to particles - the theorized Higgs boson. The crowd was very appreciative of Dr. Lincoln's willingness to explain, in layman's terms, concepts that often confuse non physicists and would otherwise render impossible the understanding of this information. Despite his talk only being about an hour long, a question-and-answer session followed that lasted another half hour and nearly a dozen attendees stayed beyond even that time to talk one on one with Dr. Lincoln.
The next event in the Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!