The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

Higgs Boson Lecture at Dragon*Con 2012

Posted by mattusmaximus on September 22, 2012

While at Dragon*Con 2012, I gave an incredibly well-attended lecture (standing room only!) on the recent “discovery”(?) of the Higgs boson and our modern theories of particle physics (known as the Standard Model).  The lecture was followed by a very fruitful Q&A session which was made all the more interesting because attending the lecture was an engineer who actually works on a detector at the Large Hadron Collider and a theoretical particle physicist!

I recorded the audio of the lecture in order to share it, and I have embedded that audio into the PowerPoint file I used for my lecture.  Enjoy!🙂

The Higgs Boson – DC Lecture with Audio

2 Responses to “Higgs Boson Lecture at Dragon*Con 2012”

  1. Sue said

    Nice presentation! But when I try to play the audio, it says “codec unavailable”. I tried optimizing the media (this is in Office 2010) and it says its status is “unsupported”. The media file type shows up as .m4a. Any ideas on how to get the audio to play?

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