Simone Pagan-Griso received his PhD in physics from Università degli Studi di Padova. He is a Postdoctoral Chamberlain Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Simone first appeared on Spectrum on September 23rd, 2011. You can listen to that show online at iTunes U. Since his appearance, Simone has moved to Switzerland to work in close proximity with the ATLAS team at CERN on, among other things, the search of the Higgs Boson.
Rick is also joined by Will Johnson, a Physicist at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore CA. During Will’s PhD studies in Physics at UC Davis he worked on the Collider Detector at Fermilab in Illinois.
This elementary particle is theorized to provide mass in the standard model of physics and was tentatively confirmed to exist on March 14th 2013.