Lessons from the LHC

Prof Graham Ross

The experimental discovery at the LHC of a bosonic resonance at 125 GeV may provide the first direct evidence for the origin of mass. In particular it has implications for the existence and nature of the elusive Higgs boson associated with the spontaneous breaking of the electroweak symmetry of the Standard Model. In addition the LHC results provide lessons about possible physics Beyond the Standard Model and ideas for unification of the fundamental forces.