February 6, 2018

6:00PM - 7:00PM
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
  • Jonathan Heckman

    Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

After the Higgs Boson: What's next for fundamental physics at the Large Hadron Collider?

Penn Science Cafe

Professor Heckman is a theorist working at the interface of particle physics and string theory and in particular how to "connect strings to things." His work aims at addressing what is the structure of Nature at the shortest distance scales. Recently there has been much excitement about the discovery of the Higgs boson. But what is the Higgs boson and what comes next? Come learn what physicists hope to understand about fundamental particles and interactions from the Large Hadron Collider.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Science Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Presented by Penn Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Office of University Communications, Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.

Click HERE to see a complete listing of all of the Spring 2018 Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafés.