Professor Xinchou Lou, Department of Physics, UT Dallas
The discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments operated at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Lab for Particle Physics (CERN) has opened a new door to probe nature by studying the new particle and its coupling to the known particles, as well to examine if it is the long sought-after Standard Model Higgs boson. While the Higgs boson can still be studied in some details at the LHC, other colliders can provide ideal environment to research the new boson and explore new physics. Global physics communities have initiated projects involving even bigger, more powerful accelerators in Europe and in Asia to produce the Higgs boson in a clean environment for better measurements, and to move to ~100 TeV center-of-mass energy for the purpose to discovery new physics. The colloquium will look at these projects and their merits.