Higgs Boson – On the Road to Discovery

When: Thursday, February 09, 2012 at 11:00 am
Where: DA 114
Speaker: Dr. Sergo Jindariani
Organization: Fermilab
Sponsor: Physics Colloquium

The Higgs boson is an important piece of the Standard Model of particle physics that has yet to be experimentally observed.

I will give a short review of high energy colliders and particle detectors and will describe the challenges of discovering a Higgs boson with these machines.

I will summarize the status of Higgs boson searches at the Tevatron Collider at Fermilab and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and portray the excitement at these labs as we move forward towards the discovery of the Higgs.