Ten days ago I started providing you with a more careful summary of the Higgs Symposium (held January 9-11 at the University of Edinburgh, as part of the new Higgs Center for Theoretical Physics), to make up for the quick blog posts that I put up during and just after the symposium (#1, #2 and #3). The aim was to provide a more coherent overview, appropriate for non-expert readers, of our current knowledge and ignorance concerning the recently discovered Higgs-like particle. Initially I put up about half of the summary, organized as follows
- 0. Introduction: Taking Stock of the “Higgs”
- 1. Is the Newly Discovered Particle a Higgs Particle of Some Type?
- 2. If the New Particle is a Higgs Particle, Might it be Composite?
- 3. Might the New Particle be a Higgs of the Simplest Possible Type (the Standard Model Higgs)?
- 4. Might there be more than one type of Higgs particle? Has our recent discovery been just the first of several that are still to come?
As of today, I have added the following segment, mainly based on Professor Nima Arkani-Hamed’s talk about the implications for supersymmetry of the (presumed)-Higgs particle’s mass and properties .
At least two more segments will follow soon.