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AMO/QO Physics Seminar


"HIGGS HISTORY: The fruitful interplay between particle phases and field gauges"


Marlan O. Scully
Texas A&M, Baylor, and Princeton

ABSTRACT 

Last week I gave a colloquium at Baylor with the proceeding title and the following abstract:

       Jay Dittmann's excellent colloquium convinced us that the Higgs has been found. Later in the term we will have lectures on the subject from particle theorists. However there are many insights into gauge field theory which come from simple quantum mechanics, quantum optics, and superconductivity. Studying these examples will help us to better understand some key points such as local phase invariance, symmetry breaking and mass generation.           

At the request of Hans Schuessler, I will give an expanded AMO version of the talk this Friday.



Friday, September 14, 2012
IQSE 578, 2:00 p.m.
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Refreshments to be served at 1:45 p.m.)