Because of COVID-19,  the format of Higgs Hunting 2021
will be fully online.

A subject of major importance in fundamental physics is the investigation of the origin of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking. The mechanism of mass generation through the spontaneous breaking of a gauge symmetry is called the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism and is associated with the appearance of a physical scalar boson.

The discovery announced at CERN on 4th July 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations of a boson at a mass close to 125 GeV/c2, compatible with this scalar boson of the Standard Model, the so-called Higgs boson, mainly in yy, ZZ and WW decay modes, with compatible evidence also found at Fermilab in the bb mode, changed the landscape. This important discovery was acknowledged as decisive for the attribution of the 2013  Nobel Prize in Physics awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter Higgs.

This 11th workshop of the « Higgs Hunting » series organized on September 20-22, 2021 will discuss the developments of LHC Run-2
analyses, detailed studies of the new boson and possible deviations from
Standard Model properties. Searches for additional bosons, future prospects
for Run-3 and beyond , and recent theoretical developments will also be covered.

Registration deadline: September 13th, 2021

Martinus Veltman, whose work on renormalization of Yang–Mills theory with his former student Gerardus ‘t Hooft is one of the major achievements of twentieth century high energy physics, passed away on January 4th.

The Higgs Hunting workshop expresses its deepest condolences to his family.

You can listen to his reminiscences at Higgs Hunting 2015 in the video in
and see his transparencies in

Steven Weinberg passed away on July 23rd. His research spanned over 50 years of discoveries and breakthroughs in physics.
His unified description of the weak and electromagnetic interactions in terms of a spontaneously broken gauge symmetry in 1967 constitutes one of the most important achievements in high energy physics.
Appealing to the BEH mechanism with its associated boson, it ultimately led to the Standard Model of Particle Physics.


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