Future Colliders and Why to Fund Them Mentors Nathaniel Craig and Seth Koren (Physics)
Samuel Alipour-fard

The Standard Model of Particle Physics (SM) is our most astoundingly accurate model of the microscopic world, and was ratified by experiment with the 2012 discovery of its final piece, the celebrated Higgs boson, at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, the SM is incomplete. It fails to explain a variety of phenomena that we observe in our universe, and the past 6 years of experimentation at the LHC have revealed no further answers. As the newest and least tested piece of the SM, the Higgs boson is one of the most promising places to search for solutions. The search for new methods to look for new physics has resulted in a wave of interest in hypothetical colliders that will be able to test the Higgs boson in force. These proposed future colliders present new opportunities to provide precision tests of the Higgs boson and search for any of its potential couplings to exotic sectors of matter. We will discuss how future colliders can cover the blind spots of the LHC, and consider a couple of strategies for searching for new physics through exotic behaviors of the Higgs boson. We hope to illustrate the unique place that future colliders may hold in the future of high energy physics, and their potential to reveal new phenomena.

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