Video Recordings have been made of speaker presentations at many Caxton Club events. DVDs of
these recordings are available for purchase. A DVD Catalog
describing each presentation along with details for placing
an order may be downloaded and viewed as a PDF
(updated through February 8, 2013).
Friday, June 14, 2013, Union League Club
Dr. Piermarie Oddone
“Have We Discovered the Higgs-Boson?”
Dr. Oddone, Director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, will speak about the recent unbelievably exciting news that, after decades and over a billion accelerator collisions, it has been reported that a version of the crucial, subatomic particle, the Higgs-boson, has been found. Popularly dubbed " the God Particle", it could unlock mysteries of the Universe. (Without Higgs there cannot be atoms, chemistry or life). Before coming to Fermilab, Oddone was Deputy Director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he: brought the NSF Center for Particle Astrophysics to Berkeley and gained the National Energy Super Computer Center, a few of many accomplishments. In 2005 he received the Ponofsky Award for his invention: the Asymetric B-Factory: a new kind of particle collider. At Fermilab Oddone has continued to push the Boundaries of Science, including experiments that have helped reveal Higgs's hiding places. In his own words, he "comes to tell us the Higgs story and, what lies ahead.
We will meet at the Union League
Club on June 19. Paul Durica,
PhD candidate at the University
of Chicago, will speak.
Topic to be announced.