Connecting insights in fundamental physics (FUNDAMENTALCONNECTIONS)
The coming years will be crucial for High Energy Physics, which currently stands at a crossroads. For example the next run of the LHC is about to tackle a multitude of urgent questions. Chief among these are the nature of electro-weak symmetry breaking, and the properties of the Higgs particle, which is central to the whole enterprise. The properties of the electroweak symmetry breaking sector remain very nebulous, and yet there is no doubt their influence is crucial in many areas of physics such as flavor structure and neutrino physics, early Universe cosmology, dark-matter, baryogenesis, CP violation.