The Quest for Mass (Sep. 28, 2017)

  • Published: 2017-09-20

Speaker: Tao Han (Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh; Tsinghua University)


    The origin of mass has been one of the most profound questions in science. After an introductory description about the meaning of mass, we present the modern view of the mass generation mechanism for elementary particles in a highly successful framework, the ``Standard Model'', and discuss the dynamical origin of mass around us. Although the discovery of the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has substantial deepened our understanding of the mass generation in the microscopic world, our contemporary theory still falls in short to understand the major components of the energy budget in our Universe, the ''dark matter'' and ''dark energy''. The quest for mass remains to be the biggest puzzle in science and continues to inspire exciting research in particle physics and cosmology.


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TaoHan 9.28

Prof. Tao Han


Time:15:30, Sep 28, 2017

Location: No. 6 Lecture Hall, UCAS Yu-Quan Road Campus

               中国科学院大学玉泉路校区 教学大楼第六阶梯教室