Hang Out with CERN: All About SUSY

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On 4th July 2012, CERN announced the discovery of a new boson later confirmed to be “a Higgs boson”, but which one? Is it the Higgs boson predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics or one of the five Higgs bosons associated with “supersymmetry”, a principle that attempts to fix the few remaining problems of the Standard Model?

In this week’s hangout, theoretical physicist John Ellis (pictured in the banner above) joins experimental physicists to talk about supersymmetry, also known as “SUSY”. What is it, why, and how does it link with the Higgs boson?

Join this “Hangout with CERN” broadcast live on Thursday 20 June at 17:00 CEST, on CERN’s Google+ and YouTube pages, with a recording later available on YouTube.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is funda…