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Higgs Boson Day

Higgs Boson Day

 
Photo by Michael Lucibella

Congressional representative and APS Fellow, physicist Rush Holt (D-N.J.), speaks at Higgs Boson Day. Organized by the APS Division of Particles &  Fields, the November 20 Capitol Hill reception honored the US contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Holt highlighted the work done at Fermilab as well as the contributions to the rest of science made at all the national laboratories. Behind Holt from left to right are representatives Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), and Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.). Also speaking at the event were Pushpa Bhat of Fermilab, Philip Rubin from the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Ian Shipsey of Purdue, and Joe Incandela, spokesperson for the CMS experiment at the LHC.