The Discovery and Study of a Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider

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In this talk, Joe Incandela will present an overview of the LHC physics program, including highlights from the discovery of a Higgs boson and a summary of more recent studies that incorporate more data. He will briefly discuss expectations for future results in years to come.

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About the Speaker

Joe Incandela is distinguished professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a guest professor at CERN. He is the current spokesperson and executive head of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment for 2012-2013, and in July 2012 he presented the experiment’s observation of a new particle resembling a Higgs boson. His current work focuses on the completion of data analyses on all 2011-2012 data, as well as the consolidation of data, repair and upgrades to the detector for future running periods.

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