Colloquia IFIC - Severo Ochoa

From the Higgs to Cosmology

by Prof. Geraldine Servant (DESY and University of Hamburg)

Europe/Madrid
Campus Burjassot

Campus Burjassot

Salón de Actos Lise Meitner
Description
Among the major scientific breakthroughs of recent years, the discovery of
the Higgs  boson and the detection of gravitational waves are spectacular
successes crowning decades of effort by a large community. At the same time,
the cosmological observations show that the current description of the matter
and its interactions is incomplete. Among the open questions are: the nature
of dark matter which constitutes most of the matter of the universe
today; the absence of antimatter in the cosmos; the origin of the acceleration
of the expansion of the universe today and in the first moments just after
the Big Bang. I will discuss how all these questions are related to particle
physics in the primordial universe.