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R. Michael Barnett to present keynote lecture at Pittcon 2013

Senior Physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Fellow of the American Physical Society, R. Michael Barnett,  will present the Wallace H. Coulter keynote lecture on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 5:00 PM in Ballroom B, Level 300 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, during Pittcon 2013.

His presentation, “How the Higgs Boson Saved Us from a Cold, Dark, Lifeless, Universe,” will be fascinating as he has written many research papers on the physics that may be found at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. These papers include topics such as the Standard Model, including studies of the nature of Quantum Chromodynamics, analyses of neutral current couplings, calculations of the production of heavy quarks, and studies of the properties of supersymmetric particles and higgs bosons. Hi is head of the 190-member international Particle Data Group, an international collaboration from 77 universities and laboratories in 13 countries. It provides essential up-to-date summaries of experimental and theoretical particle physics to the HEP community and other physicists and to teachers and students. The information is made available through the biennial publication of the 1,000-page Review of Particle Physics and Particle Physics Booklet.

The Pittcon Conference and Expo will take place in Philadelphia between March 17 and 21, 2013. For more information, visit