Is that a Standard Higgs? And now?

Who: Pierpaolo Giardino (University of Pisa & INFN Pisa)
When: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 14:15
Where: U49

 

The new particle found at LHC could be the long-waited Higgs boson, so a precise knowledge of its properties is mandatory. Apparently the data are converging toward a Standard Model Higgs, and if that is the case the measured Higgs mass put the SM (and us) in a near-critical situation where the minimum of the EW vacuum is metastable. I will briefly review the status of our understanding of the new found particle properties, then I will focus on the (meta)stability of the EW vacuum, trying to investigate if there are some profound implications for this near-criticality.

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