Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Physics/Chemistry Seminar: 'Higgs and Beyond'
Salvatore Rappoccio, assistant professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, will present the seminar "Higgs and Beyond" on Thursday, February 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Science Building 272. With the discovery of a new Higgs-like boson at the Large Hadron Collider, the Standard Model of particle physics is complete after several decades; however, many questions in particle physics remain open. The "simplest" Higgs mechanism is insufficient to explain the apparent discrepancy between the electroweak symmetry breaking scale and the Planck scale. This problem will drive the searches for new physics in the coming decades.
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