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September 21, 2012, 3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
"Gauge, Gauss, and G.A.B.E. 2.1a," by Tate Deskins, Honors Talk (Physics Colloquium Series)
Abstract: The Planck telescope was put into orbit in 2009 with the purpose (in cosmologists' minds) of detecting what we call "Non-Gaussianities" in the CMB. These non-Gaussianities could come from many sources, one of which being cosmic magnetic fields from the time of recombination. With the imminent release of the data from Planck it is important to determine which theories will be invalidated by the data. At the end of July, the existence of a scalar particle (which we will call the Higgs boson) was announced. The existence of a scalar particle or a fundamental degree of freedom motivates theories that include couplings to such fields.
Location: Franklin Miller Jr. Lecture Hall (Hayes 109)
Sponsor: Physics Department
Contact: Connie M. Miller
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