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| Special Colloquium: Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics Annual Lecture
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Physics Building, Room 203
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Brookhaven National Laboratory
"Tales from the Darkside of Particle Physics"
The "Minimal" Standard Model of particle physics is almost complete. Interesting hints of a standard Higgs Boson are starting to appear at CERN and one can ask, Is it all that remains to be discovered? Dark matter observations suggest that an invisible universe of massive particles may exist all around us, but coupled to normal matter primarily by gravity. Can we detect dark particles and study their properties at accelerators? In this talk, I will discuss the implications of a Higgs Boson discovery and speculate on its possible connection to "dark" matter physics. In particular, properties of the "dark" photon, a hypothetical "dark" force carrier,
along with ongoing and proposed experimental efforts to discover, it will be described.
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