Higgs boson: foundations and implications of a very special discovery

Gianotti Fabiola

Fabiola Gianotti
Mercoledì, 29 Maggio 2013
16.00
Colloqui della Classe di Scienze Matematiche e Naturali
Sala Azzurra, Palazzo della Carovana

Colloqui della Classe di Scienze
Fabiola Gianotti, CERN
Higgs boson: foundations and implications of a very special discovery

Sala Azzurra - Palazzo della Carovana
Piazza dei Cavalieri

Abstract
On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments operating at the CERN Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of a new particle compatible with the Higgs boson, which is a crucial piece for our understanding of Fundamental Physics and thus of the structure and evolution of the Universe.
This Colloquium describes the unprecedented instruments and challenges that have allowed such an accomplishment, the physical meaning and relevance of this discovery, and the present understanding of the properties of this very special particle.