Marten Boonekamp

26. April 2022.

Our guest at the Institute of Physics on November 20 was Dr. Maarten Boonekamp from DSM/IRFU – Institut de Recherches sur les Lois Fondamentales de l’Univers; CEA Saclay – Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

The talk was entitled: “Electroweak symmetry breaking up to the LHC”.


Among the most precise predictions of the Standard Model is the relation between the masses of the Higgs boson, of the top quark and of the electroweak gauge bosons, the Z and the W. After a brief introduction, in this talk we will review the slow but steady progress in testing this prediction, summarizing the results of the SppS, LEP, Tevatron and LHC experiments from a historical perspective.