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Fernando Quevedo (University of Cambridge, UK and Director, ICTP)
Date & Time
10 December 2013, 17:30 to 18:30
Faculty Hall, IISc, Bangalore

The discovery of the Higgs boson has been one of the greatest scientific achievements of fundamental science in decades, establishing the validity of the Standard Model of particle physics beyond reasonable doubt. It has also led to very strong constraints on what new physics may exist beyond the Standard Model and is starting to put doubts on sacred principles of physics such as naturalness. An overview is presented on what avenues are left available to go beyond the Standard Model and address its main open questions such as dark energy and dark matter. A brief account will be presented on Abdus Salam's vision regarding fundamental physics and science policy.