Meet Markus Klute, Ph.D.

Markus Klute, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Markus Klute appeared on Science for the Public’s Contemporary Science program December 11, 2018 to discuss the current work at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Dr. Klute is a member of of the team involved in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC. He discussed a recent CMS discovery of a possible new particle that awaits confirmation. He explained the complexity of the LHC in terms of the challenges of both engineering and data collection, and the great importance of the investigation of the most fundamental level of the universe.

video of Dr. Klute’s December 11, 2018 discussion of his work [What’s Happening at the Large Hadron Collider] (http://scienceforthepublic.org/cosmos/whats-happening-at-the-large-hadron-collider)

Professor Klute’s 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.

some background: Particle Hunter, MIT News, July, 2017