Physics Department Colloquium
Higgs Boson Discovery What's Next?
Time: 3:30 PM
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 430 pm)
Speaker: Marcela Carena, Fermilab & Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Abstract: The ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN have recently discovered a new particle, that has properties consistent with those of a Higgs boson associated with the mechanism that generates the mass of all the fundamental particles in nature. Such a discovery poses questions that may point towards new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, and may shed light to some of the most fundamental questions of science The unication of all the forces; the explanation of the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe; and the nature and origin of dark matter. I will discuss the interpretation of the latest experimental results relevant for Higgs physics both within the Standard Model and in its extension through an enhanced symmetry of nature, called "Supersymmetry".