University of Oxford
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 13:15
Building 44 (Shackleton) - Lecture Theatre B
Beyond the Standard Model (or not) after the Higgs
To date, the LHC has not observed indications of structure beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. Moreover the measured properties of the Brout-Englert-Higgs boson hint at an underlying simplicity of the model without such new physics. This has led to a re-evaluation of the hierarchy problem on which much of our faith in Beyond the Standard Model physics rests. In this talk I will review these issues and compare “Just the Standard Model” with models that incorporate a more complete unification of the fundamental forces.