​Higgs Quo Vadis: The Discovery and Voyage into the Unknown

 

Maria Spiropulu, Professor of Physics

Presented at Seminar Day, 2013

Abstract

In 2012, two international experimental collaborations (ATLAS and CMS, at the Large Hadron Collider) announced the astounding discovery of the Higgs boson. I will discuss the experimental journey from the very high energy proton-proton collisions that produce the Higgs in the laboratory, through the detector technologies and the data analyses that enabled its discovery, to the directions forward in exploring our universe and understanding how the physical world works.