"Deciphering the Higgs boson" with Dr. Hongtao Yang

Thursday, July 1, 2021
2:00 pm (Ottawa, Ontario Time)
On Line


The Higgs field gives mass to elementary particles that make up matter and propagate forces. As its quantum particle, the Higgs boson provides a portal for us to understand the mass generation mechanism, and to discover potential new phenomena that are beyond our current best knowledge of physics.

Dr. Hongtao Yang will take you through the great story of the Higgs boson's discovery by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, which lead to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. He will also explain what ATLAS physicists have learned about this fascinating particle so far, and describe the next steps in its exploration. Dr. Hongtao Yang has been a member of the ATLAS Experiment since 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2016. He is now a Chamberlain postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the US. Dr. Yang contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson as a junior graduate student. Since then, he has played important roles in various Higgs boson property measurements.

The ATLAS tweet: https://twitter.com/ATLASexperiment/status/1408724243232219136

The ATLAS facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/240351384220205/

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