An Introduction to the Standard Model

Who: Marco Nardecchia (CP3-Origins)
When: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 14:00
Where: FKF’s meeting room

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Portrait of Marco NardecchiaAbstract:

The theories and discoveries of thousands of physicists since the 1930s have resulted in a remarkable insight into the fundamental structure of matter: everything in the universe is found to be made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces. Our best understanding of how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics. Developed in the early 1970s, it has successfully explained almost all experimental results and precisely predicted a wide variety of phenomena. Over time and through many experiments, the Standard Model has become established as a well-tested physics theory.
In this talk I will discuss the main features of this theory, I will also discuss the recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC.

The talk is intended for our genius students, but everybody is welcome.