Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - Graduiertenkolleg "Masse, Spektrum, Symmetrie"

Opening Colloquium of the GK 1504 / 2

The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond at the LHC

The Graduiertenkolleg would like to announce and celebrate the beginning of its second period with an opening colloquium. You are invited to a reception with drinks and snacks after the colloquium in the Foyer of the Institute.


The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond at the LHC

Speaker:   Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni
Universität Freiburg und CERN

Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni was ATLAS spokesperson over almost two decades from 1992 to 2013 and is one of the winners of the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize in 2013 for his pioneering and outstanding leadership role in the ATLAS experiment.

When:        5th of November, 2013, 15:15
Where:      Lise-Meitner-Haus, Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal
Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin-Adlershof


Coffe and cake will be served before the colloquium in the foyer of the institute. After the colloquium you are cordially invited to stay for a drink and small foods also in the Foyer.



Since three years the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) investigate particle physics at the highest collision energies ever achieved in a laboratory. Following a rich harvest of results for Standard Model (SM) physics came in 2012 the first spectacular discovery, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments observing a new, heavy particle which is most likely the long-awaited Higgs boson. The latest results with the full data sets accumulated over the first three-year running period of the LHC will be presented. Other, far-reaching results can be reported for exploratory new physics searches like Supersymmetry (SUSY), Extra Dimensions, and the production of new heavy particles.

However, with this recent discovery of a heavy scalar boson the exciting journey into unexplored physics territory, within and beyond the SM, has only just begun at the LHC, in particular also in view of the increased collision energy expected for the next running period starting in 2015. Besides the first results and the future prospects, the talk will also touch on the history and the challenges of the whole LHC project.


The slides of the talk can be found here:  Downlad (44.5MB)