The Mysteries of Mass

From QCLab
  • Speaker: Prof. Yang, Un-Ki (Seoul National Univ)
  • Date: Tuesday October 15, 2013

Most people think they know what mass is. The question of the origin of mass appears a child-like question. However, this question has driven the understanding of elementary particles and their interactions in a revolutionary way for last one century. The concept of mass and searches for different origins of mass will be reviewed. The latest discovery, a Higgs particle at the LHC was a great victory in finding the origin of the elementary particle masses. I will discuss the discovery of a Higgs particle, its implication, and further searches for different sources of mass.