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Physics at the LHC: Why and How to go Beyond the Higgs Discovery

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G125

Speaker Name(s): 

John Alison

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Chicago
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Nuclear/Particle Physics Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

The Standard Model (SM) of particle physics is a spectacularly successful theory that is known to be fundamentally incomplete. The recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider is, on one hand, the final missing piece of the SM and, on the other, a window into what lies beyond. I will discuss the motivations and experimental challenges of searching for physics beyond the SM at the LHC. Emphasis will be placed on using the Higgs boson as a probe of new physics in processes involving pairs of Higgs bosons.