2012 Fall Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. BFL Ward

DateOctober 31, 2012Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
Description
Dr. BFL Ward Distinguished Professor of Physics, Baylor University

Theoretical Perspectives of the Englert-Brout-Higgs Boson Candidate Observed at the LHC

Recently, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations at the LHC in Geneva, Switzerland have published the observation of a candidate for the long sought Englert-Brout-Higgs(EBH) boson (usually it is just called the 'Higgs') of the Standard Model(SM) Electroweak(EW) theory for elementary particles. This boson is a remnant of the spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism necessary to generate a renormalizable unified electroweak theory with phenomenologically viable masses for the heavy weak gauge bosons W+, W- and Z0. It (the Higgs) is the lone missing elementary particle in the SM EW theory, formulated by Profs. Sheldon Lee Glashow, Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg. These three theorists were awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for their formulation. In this colloquium, we will present the historical, current and future theoretical perspectives of the new, exciting LHC EBH-candidate data.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Anzhoong Wang (254) 710-2276

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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