Supersymmetry and the Higgs

Speaker:Professor Yael Shadmi
Affiliation:Physics, Technion
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

The new 126 GeV particle discovered recently at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is almost certainly the Higgs boson---the last missing piece in our understanding of why the weak force is weak, and of how all fundamental particles obtain their masses.
Rather then being the end of the story however, the Higgs brings up a new puzzle. Supersymmetry, a novel symmetry relating fermions and bosons,
is a beautiful theoretical idea that can solve this puzzle. After a brief review of the above, I will outline the status of supersymmetry in light of the 126 GeV Higgs mass and current LHC analyses, and explain how supersymmetric particles may be discovered at the LHC, or may even be hiding in existing data, waiting to be unearthed.