ATLAS Live talk: Deciphering the Higgs boson with Dr Hongtao Yang

29th June 2021 | By

On 1 July 2021 at 8pm CEST, Dr. Hongtao Yang held a live public talk on the ATLAS Youtube Channel, sharing the story of the Higgs boson's discovery by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. He explained what ATLAS physicists have learned about this fascinating particle so far, and described the next steps in its exploration.

The Higgs field gives mass to elementary particles that make up matter and propagate forces. As its quantum particle, the Higgs boson provides a portal for us to understand the mass generation mechanism, and to discover potential new phenomena that are beyond our current best knowledge of physics. Dr. Hongtao Yang shared the great story of the Higgs boson's discovery by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, which lead to the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics. He also explained what ATLAS physicists have learned about this fascinating particle so far, and described the next steps in its exploration.

Dr. Hongtao Yang has been a member of the ATLAS Experiment since 2010. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2016. He is now a Chamberlain postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the US. Dr. Yang contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson as a junior graduate student. Since then, he has played important roles in various Higgs boson property measurements.

This event is part of a series of ATLAS Live Public Talks held on YouTube. You can watch more in the dedicated YouTube playlist.