IIT Physics Lederman Lecture

Thursday, March 13, 2014

presented by 

Nigel Lockyer
Director, Fermilab 

Please join us on Thursday, March 13, 2014, for the IIT Physics Department’s Lederman Lecture, presented by Nigel Lockyer, Fermilab director. Lockyer’s presentation is entitled “The Higgs Is One Piece of the Mass Puzzle: Toward A New Understanding Of The Quantum Universe.”


Illinois Institute of Technology
Life Sciences—Room 111
3105 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60616

RSVP by Monday, March 10, 2014
Lauren Shelby at 312.567.5042 or rsvpevents@iit.edu, or click the button at the top of the page to register online. 

This lecture is sponsored by IIT College of Science

About the Lecture

“The Higgs Is One Piece of the Mass Puzzle: Toward A New Understanding Of The Quantum Universe” 
The past two decades have seen a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most fundamental particles, ushered in by three landmark discoveries. The top quark was measured to be inexplicably heavy, with a mass 300,000 times greater than the electron. Neutrinos were found to be surprisingly light—100 billion times lighter than the top quark—and to morph into each other as they travel through space and time. The long-sought Higgs boson, discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012, provides only part of the explanation for the wide range of particle masses. The world’s particle physicists have embarked on an ambitious program to solve the mystery of mass through experiments at the LHC and at Fermilab.

About Our Speaker

Nigel Lockyer
Nigel Lockyer began his tenure as director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in September 2013. An experimental particle physicist, Lockyer spent more than two decades as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focused on high‐energy particle physics using experiments at Fermilab’s Tevatron particle collider and the applications of particle physics technologies to medicine. In 2005, Lockyer became the director of TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics. Under his leadership, TRIUMF formulated a vision for ascending the world stage in nuclear physics, expanded its operations by 25 percent, developed strong partnerships among Canada’s major science laboratories, and launched new international collaborations. Lockyer holds a Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University, is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and received the society’s 2006 Panofsky Prize for his leading research on the bottom quark.


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