Colloquium 1/4/11: “Exploring the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider”

Speaker: Jason Slaunwhite ’04, CERN

Title: Exploring the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider

Abstract: The Large Hardron Collider (LHC) is one of the world’s largest scientific experiments. It aspires to answer some of the most exciting questions in particle physics today. In this talk, I will discuss the current model of particle physics and describe some of the outstanding questions. I will explain how we use the LHC answer these questions and highlight some recent results.

As always, the colloquium will be at 12:40 in Room N304, with pizza and soda available at 12:20 for those attending the talk. For details of future colloquia, see the Winter 2011 colloquium schedule.