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Fall meeting of the Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
University of Southern Indiana
Printable Poster for this event:
Preliminary schedule of meeting: PDF link (updated Oct. 22)
List of Abstracts: PDF link (updated Oct. 23)
Tickets for Saturday Lunch were available during on-line early registration, which was open through Sunday, Oct. 20. (See the Announcement page for information on by-mail pre-registration.) After Oct. 20, subject to our cancellation policy, some lunch tickets may become available at the registration desk Saturday morning.
Lunch Menu: Box lunch, choice of Ham/RB/Turkey/Vegetarian sandwich, chips, fruit, cookies, soft drink.
The registration form includes a checkbox to indicate that you prefer the vegetarian option.
Call for Papers NOW CLOSED. due date Fri., Oct. 11.
Web-based registration (via EventBrite.com) NOW CLOSED. Early Registration by Sunday, Oct. 20.
There was also on-site registration at the check-in table.
Professor of Physics,
Purdue University Calumet
The Nobel Prize Connection: The Higgs Boson aka The God Particle
Abstract: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to theorists Peter
Higgs and Francois Englert to recognize their work that led to
the development of the theory now known as the Higgs field, which
gives elementary particles mass. I am a part of the team of U.S.
scientists that played a significant role in advancing the theory
and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the
Higgs Field, the Higgs Boson, aka the "God" Particle. In this
presentation I will take the audience on a grand journey from the
beginning of the universe through the present, describing objects
moving near the speed of light and colliding to make temperatures
far hotter than the center of the sun. The largest scientific
machine ever built is the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the
European Organization for Nuclear Research located in Geneva,
Switzerland. This accelerator probes the smallest constituents
of matter known to mankind today. The search for the "God"
particle has been a worldwide effort in the high-energy physics
community for more than 20 years. It has been an untiring
attempt to explain the origin of mass.
See the Newsletter Columns for recent news on this topic!
Invited Panel Session
Teaching an Online Class
Amanda Harsy Ramsay: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Haseeb Kazi: Trine University
Markus Pomper: Indiana University East
Kathy Rodgers: University of Southern Indiana
Indiana Project NExT Panel Session:
Publishing Undergraduate Research
Josh Holden (Rose-Hulman; editorial board member, Ball State Mathematics Exchange)
Ahmed Mohammed (Ball State; editor, Ball State Mathematics Exchange)
David Rader (Rose-Hulman; editor, Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal)
Moderator: Karl Schmitt
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