Colloquium - Michael Dine (UC Santa Cruz) - What Lies Beyond the Standard Model

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Michael Dine
April 12, 2016
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2016-04-12 16:00:00 2016-04-12 17:00:00 Colloquium - Michael Dine (UC Santa Cruz) - What Lies Beyond the Standard Model

With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the Standard Model is (almost certainly) complete, in a way which can be made precise. But many mysteries remain.  These include the identity of the dark matter, the origin of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter, the bizarre value of the dark energy, and the question of how to reconcile quantum mechanics with General Relativity.  The Standard Model itself exhibits peculiar features which would seem to cry out for explanation.  Theorists have not been hesitant to put forth proposals, some which are being tested at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and in searches for dark matter.  At the same time, there are hints from the LHC of totally unanticipated phenomena.  This talk will present an overview of these developments and a survey of theoretical and experimental directions.

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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With the discovery of the Higgs boson, the Standard Model is (almost certainly) complete, in a way which can be made precise. But many mysteries remain.  These include the identity of the dark matter, the origin of the asymmetry between matter and antimatter, the bizarre value of the dark energy, and the question of how to reconcile quantum mechanics with General Relativity.  The Standard Model itself exhibits peculiar features which would seem to cry out for explanation.  Theorists have not been hesitant to put forth proposals, some which are being tested at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and in searches for dark matter.  At the same time, there are hints from the LHC of totally unanticipated phenomena.  This talk will present an overview of these developments and a survey of theoretical and experimental directions.