Character profile of the Higgs Boson

Physics

22Sept2017 11:00 - 12:00

PhD defence ceremony

One of the main goals of the Large Hadron Collider programs at CERN is to verify that the Higgs mechanism is the origin of elementary masses. Before the start of the LHC, there was no experimental evidence of the existence of the Higgs Boson, and limits on the Higgs boson mass were set by the Large Electron-Positron Collider and Tevatron. During the LHC’s first data collection (Run 1), a new particle was discovered in 2012 with a mass of around 125 GeV. Precision measurements at Higgs Boson are ongoing in the second period of data acquisition (Run 2). In her thesis, Lydia Brenner gives an overview of the precision measurements of the Higgs Boson properties together with a reinterpretation of the Run 1 results.

L. Brenner: Character Profile of the Higgs Boson.

Supervisors

W. Verkerke
Prof. S.C.M. Bentvelsen

Co-supervisor

Dr P. Ferrari (Nikhef)

Entrance

This event is open to the public.

Location

Published by  University of Amsterdam