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Thursday, February 6 Colloquium

Stefania Gori, Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Science

Beyond the Higgs boson discovery

Abstract: After almost five decades from its first theoretical proposal, the most wanted elementary particle, the Higgs boson, or something that closely looks like it, has finally been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. I will review the crucial role of this discovery for the self-consistency of the “Standard Model” of particle physics. I will discuss what we expect to learn from dedicated measurements of Higgs properties about fundamental physics that cannot be explained in the framework of the Standard Model.

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