Hamilton Colloquium Series - Sarah Eno, University of Maryland: "The LHC: Beyond the Standard Model"
The Higgs was postulated, during the 1970s, to be the source of electroweak symmetry breaking in the standard model. For my entire professional career, the search for the Higgs boson has been the highest priority goal for the field of experimental high energy physics. The Large Hadron Collider was designed with its discovery in mind, and the observation of a new boson during the 2012 run is the culmination of the work of many people. However, the data provided by the Large Hadron Collider can also be used to investigate newer questions, inspired both by results from cosmology and from the remaining mysteries of the standard model. In this talk, I will briefly review the Higgs results, but then will emphasize what we have learned from the LHC about dark matter and theories of physics beyond the standard model. I will also talk about plans for future LHC runs, and what we might learn from their data.
Location: Jadwin A10
Date/Time: 11/07/13 at 4:30 pm - 11/07/13 at 5:30 pm
Category: Physics Colloquium