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Departmental Colloquium

Discovery of a Higgs-like Boson with the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN LHC  
Guest Speaker
Kenneth Johns  
Guest Affiliation
University of Arizona  
Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

The Standard Model of particle physics has been successfully tested experimentally for over 30 years with no discrepancies.
Yet the Higgs boson, a key component of the Standard Model needed to provide mass to elementary particles, remained undetected. Now in 2012 the hunt for the Higgs boson is likely over. Experimental evidence from the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) for the production of a new neutral boson will be presented.

The production and decay of this particle is compatible with Standard Model Higgs boson. The future LHC and Higgs physics program will be discussed.