Colloquium: Dr Peter Jenni, University of Freiburg (Germany) and CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)

Dr Peter Jenni, former ATLAS spokesperson and winner of numerous prizes including the Fundamental Physics prize in 2013, will speak about the journey to the discovery of the Higgs, Australian involvement, and what lies in the future of LHC research.

The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond at the LHC

This talk shows how the exciting journey into unexplored physics territory, within and beyond the Standard Model (SM) of Physics, has only just begun at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), particularly in view of the increased collision energy expected for the next LHC running period starting in 2015. Other, far-reaching results can already be reported for exploratory new physics searches like Supersymmetry (SUSY) and its implication for Dark Matter in the Universe, Extra Dimensions, and the production of new heavy particles.

Besides first results and future prospects, this talk will cover the history and the challenges of the whole LHC project as well as the fruitful collaboration with Australian groups since the very beginning of this large scientific adventure.

Fri, 5 Jul 2013
12.00 PM

Laby Theatre,
Physics department,
University of Melbourne