Date: April 18, 2012
Location: Rotunda, Low Memorial Library Columbia University Morningside Campus
Description: This World Leaders Forum program asks the question: "What if we find the Higgs particle? And what if we don't?" It will feature a conversation between Columbia physicists, scientists and leading science journalists, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Michael TutsColumbia University Professor of Physics and U.S. ATLAS Operations Program Manager at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva
Prof. Michael Tuts is an experimental particle physicist who received his PhD from Stony Brook in 1979 and joined the Columbia faculty in 1983. His research has focused on understanding the fundamental particles and forces that that make up our universe. He has more than 600 publications in the field and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Currently he collaborates on the 3,000 member ATLAS experiment that started data taking in 2010 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He serves as the Operations Program Manager for the U.S. team on ATLAS, and is looking forward to many years of discoveries that may change the way we think about our universe. In the Physics Department he enjoys teaching introductory courses, and was awarded a Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2004.