Physics Department Seminar
Dr. Jay Hubisz
Associate Professor
Physics Department, Syracuse University
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Take Me to Your Ruler

Many of the most pressing and persistent problems in fundamental physics concern the manner in which different length scales emerge. In this talk, I will review the state of the field of particle physics, with emphasis on some key outstanding puzzles associated with the Standard Model.  In particular, I will make the case that various aspects of the Higgs mechanism itself lie at the heart of most of these problems.  I will talk about a class of model which holds particular promise in resolving some of them, and also touch on how advances in gravitational wave astronomy, both recent and those to come, may be relevant for testing these theories experimentally.