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LHC and the Puzzle of the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Speaker: Yuri Gershtein (Department of Physics & Astronomy, Rutgers University)
Abstract: The Higgs boson is a simple phenomenological construct to accommodate electroweak symmetry breaking and fermion masses into a gauge field theory called the Standard Model. It has been discovered by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012, and appears to be the first known fundamental scalar field, presenting physicists with a host of new questions about new particles and forces, dark matter, and Universe formation and its ultimate fate. In this talk, I will discuss some of these questions and describe how the LHC upgrades may help us find some of the answers.
Host: Sunil Somalwar