ESP Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

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History of Particle Physics in Splash Spring 16
Not too long ago, people thought that atoms were indivisible—that they were fundamental particles. At the end of the 19th century, the discovery that there were smaller things than atoms sparked the creation of a new field, which today we call particle physics. From the discovery of the electron in 1897 by J.J. Thomson all the way to the 2012 detection of the Higgs boson by 6000 physicists at CERN, this course will cover a selection of the amazing insights, experiments, and scientists that helped make particle physics what it is today.