Splash Biography

JARED VASQUEZ, Yale PhD student in physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a graduate student at Yale working on my PhD in High Energy Particle Physics.

My work brings me across the world to Switzerland and France to work on the largest machine in the world, the LHC - responsible for advancing our knowledge in many disciplines including engineering, medicine, computing, and science.

Past Classes

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S1020: The Higgs Boson and the Universe: Why do we smash things together at the Large Hadron Collider? in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Deep underground lies the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - stretching across two different countries, it is the largest machine in the world. By accelerating basic building blocks called protons to near the fastest possible speed in the universe and crashing them together, the LHC lets us take a look and understand more about our universe. On the leading edge of particle physics, the LHC is already putting a dent into science with the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson ( AKA "God' particle). In a fun and easy manner, this class will introduce the LHC as well as some basic ideas of particle physics and discuss what we are only recently learning about our universe.