The Standard Model of strong and electroweak interactions is the reigning theory of the interactions of elementary particles. This talk will trace the development of the Standard Model, starting from the discovery of the electron in 1897 to the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. The physics will be explained in simple, non-technical terms, with a minimum of mathematics. Reasons for expecting more physics beyond the Standard Model, especially hints from cosmology, will also be touched upon.
About The Speaker:
Sreerup Raychaudhuri is a theoretical physicist at TIFR who works on the physics of elementary particles and their interactions. He is a Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta and worked as a postdoc at TIFR and CERN. He taught at IIT Kanpur for nearly nine years before joining the Faculty at TIFR. His research interests lie in interfacing theory with experiments, especially in the physics of electroweak interactions. He is also interested in science popularisation and the history of science.