"The Frontier of the Standard Model," by Jonathan Walsh (University of California, Berkeley)

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) 4-330
Monday, April 6, 2015
2:30-3:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Walsh (University of California, Berkeley)

Talk Title: "The Frontier of the Standard Model"


Particle physics is at the beginning of an exciting new era.  The discovery of the long-awaited Higgs boson completes the framework of the Standard Model, but we remain unsure about what new physics may exist at higher energy scales.  The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is about to embark on a new data taking run which will give us unprecedented insight into this question.  I will discuss how precision tests of the Standard Model are an excellent way to understand the data from the LHC and uncover new physics.  Relevant to Higgs physics, I will show how precise theoretical predictions are critical in improving Higgs coupling measurements.  I will close by giving my outlook on where the next several years of the LHC will take us in understanding our microscopic world.

PAB 4-330