Speaker: Professor Ray Volkas
Affiliation: University of Melbourne


We know that physics Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) exists, but the question is how to best proceed to determine its particle nature.
I will provide a historical perspective, covering the last few decades, on how the dominant theoretical speculations and prejudices about BSM fared against experimental searches. I will draw what I think are important lessons from this experience. That means I will be opinionated, and thus hopefully stimulating! I’ll end with a brief overview of the current prospects for uncovering some BSM physics.

About Physics colloquium

The Physics Colloquium series hosts a range of speakers from Australia and abroad. The series explores a variety of topics and everyone is welcome to come along. The seminars are open so there is no need to register your attendance.

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