On July 4th physicists at CERN announced they'd discovered the Higgs Boson, the most sought-after member in the pantheon of subatomic particles. What does this mean? Why does the Higgs matter? And to whom?

In the coming weeks I'll be discussing this momentous discovery in the context of fringe physics at three events in the LA area,

- On Sunday July 15, I'll be speaking about the Higgs at the Center for Inquiry West, one of LA's leading venues for public discussions of science. The talk will be at 11am in the CFIW's Hollywood location and then repeated in Costa Mesa at 4:30pm. 

- On Saturday August 11th, I'll be discussing all this at Automata, the radical puppet collective in Chinatown run by Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson. Automata have just moved in to a beautiful new space across the road from the Institute For Figuring, where the exhibition of Physics on the Fringe is on show. After the conversation we'll walk over to the IFF for a viewing of the show.


- In mid-July I'll be speaking about the book on the SF radio program The 7th Ave Project at KUSP. Host Robert Pollie specializes in hour long, in-depth interviews - what he calls "thinking persons radio" - and has devoted previous programs to general relativity, string theory, and - yes - the Higgs Boson.