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Title: Particle Physics after the Higgs-Boson Discovery: Opportunities for the Large Hadron Collider

The first run of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN brought the discovery of the Higgs boson, an apparently elementary scalar particle with a mass of 125 GeV, the avatar of the mechanism that hides the electroweak symmetry. Then, a new round of experimentation is beginning, with the energy of the proton–proton colliding beams raised to 6.5 TeV per beam, from 4 TeV at the end of the first run. I summarize what we have learned about the Higgs boson, and calls attention to some issues that will be among our central concerns in the near future.
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1366-5812; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1507.02977
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Contemporary Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Contemporary Physics (Online); Journal ID: ISSN 1366-5812
Taylor and Francis
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS electroweak symmetry breaking; Higgs boson; Large Hadron Collider; new particles and interactions