Seth Zenz (QMUL)

Where We Are, Where We're Going, and How To Get There

Abstract: In 2012, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider discovered a new particle. With analysis of data through 2016 now largely completed, we know more precisely than ever that this particle is highly consistent with the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson. But is the SM realized exactly, or do some differences in the Higgs boson's properties provide a window into new physics? During the 2020's and 2030's, the High Luminosity LHC will supply a large enough dataset to answer this question with very precise and fine grained measurements. I will outline the current understanding of the Higgs boson, the plans for long-term studies at the LHC, and the measurements we can make now to build up our knowledge in the medium-term and prepare better for the long program ahead.