The announcement five years ago of the discovery of the Higgs at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) gives support to the Standard Model which describes the interactions of fundamental particles with exquisite precision. At the same time, we are aware that the Standard Model is incomplete, since it fails to address the nature of the dark matter and dark energy that make up most of the Universe. We will review the properties of the Higgs boson and the ongoing searches for additional Higgs-like and dark matter particles that are predicted by supersymmetry. The future plans for an even larger collider will also be discussed.
In the wake of the Higgs, what could be the next breakthrough at the LHC?
Professor Francesc Ferrer, Department of Physics, Washington University
April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am