Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

TPSC seminar

Date and time: 24 January 2013 (Thursday), 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Higgs Boson – Have we seen it?

Speaker: Prof. Sunanda Benarjee, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata

Abstract: The Standard Model of particle physics has been extremely successful in explaining all the precision data collected during the past few decades. The model, however, is incomplete with one of the key particles still not experimentally observed. This particle is predicted by the theory in the context of providing mass to the fundamental constituents as well as the exchange particles W and Z bosons. In the recent past, two experiments, ATLAS and CMS operating at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN have observed the evidence of a new state. Search signal of this object has been motivated by the Higgs boson within the Standard Model. Meanwhile, in the ∼20 years since the inception of these experiments there has been a growing conviction that the Standard Model is not the end of the story. In this lecture the LHC physics programme and some of the most important recent results including the discovery of a new Higgs-like particle will be presented.