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Physics

The Standard Model - Too Much of a Good Thing 
 
Mon, Aug 27, 2018,   04:20 PM at Seminar Hall 31, 2nd Floor, Main Building

Prof. Sreerup Raychaudhuri
TIFR, Mumbai

Abstract:  The Standard Model of electroweak physics has proved to be one of the most successful models ever developed to describe the natural world. In this talk, some of these successes will be described briefly. It will then be discussed how the model itself is a patchwork of different ideas, held together with experimentally-fitted parameters, and should, by rights, be replaced by a more fundamental theory. Attempts at building such theories will be described and it will be shown how the runaway success of the Standard Model is now standing in the way of further progress.Finally, some speculations about the possible future will be presented, in brief.    

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