After a 50-year search, physicists finally found the Higgs boson. So what are they going to do now? Is there anything left to learn about the particles and forces we know about? Which experiments have the best chance of finding new physics? How close are we to solving the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy? And what happens if we don’t find anything new?
Tune in at 3 p.m. EST on Friday, 15 February, for a live Google+ Hangout about the future of physics with Massachusetts Institute of Technology neutrino maven Janet Conrad and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory theorist Chris Quigg, live from the AAAS meeting in Boston. Have questions for the guests? Leave them in the comment box below and we'll address them during the Hangout. The full video will be archived on this page.
Chris Quigg is Senior Scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. His research spans many topics in particle physics, from heavy quarks through cosmic neutrinos.
Janet Conrad received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1985, M.Sc. from Oxford University in 1987, and Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993. She was the Walter O. Lecroy Professor of Physics at Columbia University and now teaches at MIT. Her research focuses on neutrinos, the lightest known particles of matter.
Lizzie Wade is the news intern at Science Her obsessions include California condors, natural mummies, and the many uses of aluminum foil at physics labs.