Johns Hopkins University physicists today are celebrating the important role they played in the discovery of a Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” whose existence was predicted almost 50 years ago by Université Libre de Bruxelles’ Francois Englert and University of Edinburgh’s Peter Higgs, winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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The announcement that researchers are closer than ever to confirming the existence of the Standard Model Higgs boson particle was made possible in part by contributions from physicists at The Johns Hopkins University who are members of one of two teams conducting experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.
Reporters working on stories regarding tomorrow morning’s announcement out of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland about progress in the search for the elusive Higgs boson should consider speaking with Johns Hopkins experimental physicist Andrei Gritsan, a member of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment) group, one of the two competing teams of scientists working at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Reporters working on stories about the recent groundbreaking results at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), where researchers reported observing neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light (thereby contradicting Einstein’s famous “theory of relativity”) — may want to consider speaking with Barry Blumenfeld, an experimental physicist at The Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Associate research scientist Natalia Drichko, 38, was selected as a recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2010 M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship. A career re-entry grant of up to $45,000, the scholarship—given each year to between one and three deserving physicists—supports early career female physicists whose professional life has been interrupted for family or other personal reasons.