The Standard Model of elementary particle physics has proven to be remarkably durable. Starting with a theoretical structure established in the early 1960’s, the SM has expanded to accommodate the discovery of new particle generations and symmetry violations. The missing particle content, the Higgs boson, was finally discovered by the ATLAS and CMS experiments in 2012. Since then experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider have collected data that have been used to test SM prediction with exquisite precision. Searches for non-SM particles now extend into the multi-TeV mass range and measurements have probed distant scales down to 10−4 fermi.
A review will be made of the SM’s development and recent experimental tests using data collected with LHC operation at a proton-proton center of mass energy of 13 TeV.