"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.
Special Energy Cluster Seminar: "Tailoring the flow of light at the nanoscale with hyperbolic metasurfaces"
February 16, 2016 - 1:00 pm
Alexander High, Harvard University
Glandt Forum, 3rd Floor, Singh Center
February 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm
Liantao Wang (U of Chicago) Hosted by Joe Kroll
February 24, 2016 - 2:00 pm
Eli Visbal (Columbia)
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4