Talk #88, 8/27/14

The Future of the Higgs Boson

Maria Spiropulu, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
California Institute of Technology


This talk focussed on the original stages of the Higgs mechanism developments at Bell Labs and the implications of the discovered Higgs boson in high-energy physics and cosmology. In addition, research using precision machines and observatories worldwide was discussed including implications for dark matter and the stability of the Universe. In particular, after the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has upgraded its energy, opening up a new regime. This talk included a description of the plans by the Caltech group to use the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector to look for signs of broken symmetry, dark energy and dark matter.


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Presentation, Part 1
Presentation, Part 2