The Quest for the Higgs

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The Quest for the Higgs

Standard Model

The SM is a Quantum Field Theory: fusion of Special Relativity

and Quantum Mechanics

There are 3 main ingredients:

• Forces

• Electromagnetism(γ), Weak(W ± ,Z), Strong(g)

• Matter

• 6 quarks, 6 leptons in 3 generations

• Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

Higgs Mechanism

Sabine Lammers

Quest for the Higgs

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