From the discovery of the W/Z vector bosons to that of the Higgs boson and beyond

Who: Daniel Froidevaux, CERN
When: 
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 3:30pm
Where: 
Wean 7316

A Pitt-CMU Colloquium

Abstract: This largely historical colloquium is devoted to the evolution of experimental particle physics at colliders from the early 80s to the present, and beyond that to what is expected at the HL-LHC. I will cover my own experience from UA2 (1982-1990) to ATLAS (1984-2022) in some detail, from the discovery of the W/Z bosons at the CERN SppbarS to that of the Higgs boson at the LHC, but I will also use the measurement of the mass of the W boson as a common thread between these two experiments and those at LEP and the TeVatron.