Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
June 26, 2020 Zoom recording at Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA
Markus Klute, Ph.D., Professor, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Klute provides an update on the work at the Large Hadron Collider. His research interest is particle physics at the energy frontier, both in the design, construction and commissioning of particle detectors, and in the analysis of the data collected. In 2012 his group played a central role in the discovery of the Higgs boson using the CMS experiment at the LHC. The discovery sheds light on the fundamental question of the origin of elementary particle mass and the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. The exploitation of the Higgs boson and direct searches for physics beyond the standard model at the LHC are the focus of his future research.
Markus Klute is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and a member of the scientific advisory board of the PRISMA+ cluster of excellence in Mainz.
Dr. Klute’s 2018 update on his CERN/LHC research What’s Happening at the Large Hadron Collider -2018