Colloquia IFIC - Severo Ochoa

Off the map? Making and communicating the case for particle physics after the Higgs

by Prof. Jonathan Butterworth (University College London)

Europe/Madrid
Description
With the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, we are in a position unique in history. We have an internally consistent theory of fundamental physics which has just scored a huge success. Yet it is not  a "theory of everything", leaves many key questions unanswered, and  seems so far to provide little clue as to where those answers might lie. I will discuss options for continuing the exploration, along with some  thoughts and experiences on engaging the wider community in the discussion.