Event DetailsEvent Dates: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pmSeminar Location: Duane Physics Room G1B20Speaker Name(s): Kevin StensonSpeaker Affiliation(s): University of Colorado Boulder Seminar Type/SubjectScientific Seminar Type: Physics Department ColloquiumEvent Details & Abstract: Host: John Cumalat. Coffee, tea and cookies will be available before regular colloquia beginning at 3:45 p.m. in DUAN G1B31. Abstract: With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the CMS and ATLAS collaborations, all of the fundamental particles in the standard model of particle physics have been observed. Nevertheless, the many open questions in particle physics make it clear that the Standard Model is not a complete theory, and the main goal now is to discover what lies beyond the Standard Model. I will describe some existing searches from the CMS experiment at the LHC and how the accelerator and detectors will be upgraded over the next decade to increase our sensitivity to new phenomena.