The 2020 edition of the Higgs Hunting workshop
is postponed to September 20 -22 , 2021 at Orsay and Paris.

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 in Orsay and
Paris on September 7-9, 2020 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.

Some possibilities are available to help young participants with a grant covering the fee. This support is stricly based on actual need. For instance, we typically expect large collaborations to support their speakers. Candidates are invited to contact Valérie Brouillard (brouilla@lal.in2p3.fr)

Registration deadline: August 31th, 2020


Several great physicsts which had very important contributions to High Energy Physics recently passed away: P. Anderson (see photograph), F. Dyson, M. Gell-Mann, A.Tollestrup, the first spokesperson of the CDF experiment at Fermilab, and M. Voloshin, who  discovered the custodial symmetry in the Standard Model.
In addition to his seminal contributions to solid state physics, P. Anderson was, through his 1962 paper « Plasmons, Gauge Invariance, and Mass »,  at the origin of ideas that lead to the formulation of the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, to which Guralnik, Hagen and Kibble also contributed.The Higgs Hunting workshop expresses its deepest condolences to their families and friends.
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