On July 4, 2012 the CMS and ATLAS experiments announced the discovery of a new particle that appears to be the long sought after Higgs boson. I will present the data that were used to establish this particle’s existence and (try to) explain the significance of its observation. I will also discuss preliminary measurements of the new particle’s properties and the implications of these for the future of the field.
August 28, 2012
1080 Physics Research Building, Smith Seminar Room - Reception at 3:45 p.m. in the Atrium