Johns Hopkins Workshop 2014: Topics

The Higgs discovery is not only the final step in our discovery of the Standard Model of particle physics, it also shows that quantum field theory can fully describe the fundamental interactions of elementary particles. With a light Higgs boson the gauge theory at he heart of the Standard Model does not have an ultraviolet cutoff scale, but still has experimental as well as theoretical shortcomings. We will have theoretical and experimental talks (35+10 minutes each) on the general topics:
  • New physics in the Higgs sector
  • New physics and particle cosmology
  • Wrong measurements and their theory postdictions (working title)
  • Extrapolations to high scales given the Higgs
  • Future experimental directions