The Heavyweight W boson - an Upset to the Standard Model of Particle Physics

Event Date:
2022-10-27T14:00:00
2022-10-27T15:00:00
Event Location:
TRIUMF auditorium
Speaker:
Ashutosh Kotwal, Duke University
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Local Contact:

Alison Lister

    Event Information:

    *** Special time and location***  Thursday October 27 at 2:00pm  TRIUMF auditorium ***

    Event information: The Oct 27th colloquium is jointly organized with TRIUMF’s seminar series and will be hosted by TRIUMF at 2:00pm in the TRIUMF auditorium. From UBC Exchange Bay 5 you can catch the #49 bus to TRIUMF Centre at 1:42pm and 1:49 pm  to arrive before the seminar.

     

    Remote viewing: TRIUMF will be using the following Zoom link to broadcast this talk: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/65885137349?pwd=dzRVZWoxRWUvdmJieUJveVVtSEhiQT09. Meeting ID: 658 8513 7349. Passcode: 633583.

    Abstract:

    The Standard Model of particle physics has been a crowning achievement of fundamental physics, culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. As a quantum theory of the building blocks of matter and forces, it has been one of the most successful theories in science. The recent measurement of the mass of the W boson disagrees with the theory prediction. This upset to the Standard Model may point towards exciting new discoveries in particle physics in the coming years. We will discuss the Standard Model, the crucial role of the W boson, and how it has become the harbinger of new laws of nature.

    Bio:

    Ashutosh Kotwal

    Dr. Ashutosh Kotwal is the Fritz London Professor of Physics at Duke University and is an expert in W-boson particle physics and searches for new particles and forces. He earned his PhD in Physics from Harvard University in 1995, conducted his postdoctoral research at Columbia University, and joined the faculty at Duke in 1999.

     

      Add to Calendar 2022-10-27T14:00:00 2022-10-27T15:00:00 The Heavyweight W boson - an Upset to the Standard Model of Particle Physics Event Information: *** Special time and location***  Thursday October 27 at 2:00pm  TRIUMF auditorium *** Event information: The Oct 27th colloquium is jointly organized with TRIUMF’s seminar series and will be hosted by TRIUMF at 2:00pm in the TRIUMF auditorium. From UBC Exchange Bay 5 you can catch the #49 bus to TRIUMF Centre at 1:42pm and 1:49 pm  to arrive before the seminar. See google maps directions on how to get from UBC Exchange bus 49 to TRIUMF. See google maps to plot your own route to TRIUMF.   Remote viewing: TRIUMF will be using the following Zoom link to broadcast this talk: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/65885137349?pwd=dzRVZWoxRWUvdmJieUJveVVtSEhiQT09. Meeting ID: 658 8513 7349. Passcode: 633583. Abstract: The Standard Model of particle physics has been a crowning achievement of fundamental physics, culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. As a quantum theory of the building blocks of matter and forces, it has been one of the most successful theories in science. The recent measurement of the mass of the W boson disagrees with the theory prediction. This upset to the Standard Model may point towards exciting new discoveries in particle physics in the coming years. We will discuss the Standard Model, the crucial role of the W boson, and how it has become the harbinger of new laws of nature. Bio: Dr. Ashutosh Kotwal is the Fritz London Professor of Physics at Duke University and is an expert in W-boson particle physics and searches for new particles and forces. He earned his PhD in Physics from Harvard University in 1995, conducted his postdoctoral research at Columbia University, and joined the faculty at Duke in 1999.   Event Location: TRIUMF auditorium