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February 20 Colloquium

Takemichi Okui, Florida State University

Searching For Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry Through the Higgs Boson

Abstract: Despite its extraordinary success as a theory of the microscopic world, the standard model of particle physics fails to explain some crucial cosmological observations. An example of such is the fact that we only see matter but no antimatter in the universe, while the standard model is too symmetric between matter and antimatter. I will discuss how to probe a possible new source of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the properties of the newly-discovered Higgs boson in future LHC data.

  •  REFRESHMENTS:  3:40 p.m. in the Willamette Atrium
  • COLLOQUIUM:   4:00 p.m. in Willamette 100