"Observation of a Higgs Boson: What we found and what it means"The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider have observed a new particle consistent with the standard model Higgs boson. This is the culmination of an almost 50 year search starting since its prediction in 1964. The Higgs particle plays a key role in the theory of electroweak interactions, and also gives mass to all the fermions in the standard model of particle physics. I will describe the original motivation for the Higgs boson hypothesis, the ATLAS experiment, and the evidence for the existence of a new particle. Finally, I'll address what remains to be confirmed and important outstanding questions raised by the discovery.
March 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Amanda Kepley (NRAO)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory A6
March 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Professor Samuel Achilefu (Washington University)
Donner Auditorium, Basement Donner Building- 3400 Spruce St.
March 18, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Paul Steinhardt (Princeton)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A8