The Long Journey with the LHC to Demonstrate Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism

日期:2018-06-19 阅读:1007


Since 2010 the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN investigate particle physics at the highest collision energies ever achieved in a laboratory. The discovery of the scalar boson H predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, was the result of a long and fascinating story at the LHC. Building up the experimental programme with this unique high-energy collider, and developing the very sophisticated detectors built and operated by worldwide collaborations, meant a huge scientific and human adventure, spanning more than three decades. The first part of this talk will recall the history of this project and illustrate some of the many milestones that finally led to the H discovery by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations 6 years ago with data collected at 7 and 8 TeV pp collision energies. In the second part, the focus of the talk will shift to new ATLAS results, including also a few very recent analyses from the ongoing 13 TeV run of the LHC. These concern both improved measurements of the fundamental properties of the H boson as well as examples of searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.


1973 - 1976        Ph.D from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich), Switzerland

1976 - 1977        Research Associate at ETH, Zurich

1978 - 1979        Research Associate at SLAC, Stanford, USA

1980 - now         CERN Staff, Geneva, Switzerland

1987                   Group leader of the CERN UA2 group ( Discovery of W and Z bosons)

1992 - 2009        Spokesperson of the ATLAS collaboration, best known as “founding father”

2013 -                 Honorary Professor at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany

2012                   Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for Discovery of the Higgs boson

2012                   Julius Wess Award from KIT

2013                   European Physical Society (EPS) High Energy Physics Prize  

2017                   American Physical Society (APS) Panofsky Prize for Experimental Particle Physics



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