The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, is the world's largest and most energy particle collider. It began operating in 2009, and since that point approximately 2,000 papers have been published based on this data. I will attempt to put this into context and will discuss the relevant ideas and themes and whether the LHC data supports or refutes them. I will pay particular attention to what the LHC is telling us about the non-trivial nature of the vacuum and some of its more interesting features.
Speaker: Dr. Thomas LeCompte - Argonne National Lab
Date: December 5, 2018