New Directions in Particle Physics

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
June 18, 2024 WGBH Forum Network webinar

Tulika Bose, Ph.D., Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Our immense universe began at the unimaginably tiny quantum scale. To understand how matter formed, physicists collide subatomic particles. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has produced many discoveries (including the Higgs boson), but there are limits to the range of data it can capture. Dr. Tulika Bose, who has been prominently involved in the work of the LHC, says “We really should be looking at new physics at a much higher scale. We need to go beyond the kind of energies we’ll have at the HL-LHC.” In this presentation, Dr. Bose will describe a 10-year strategic plan for US particle physics, the 2023 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5), which is centered on decoding the quantum realm, unveiling the hidden universe, and exploring novel paradigms.

Tulika Bose is currently serving as the Deputy U.S. Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Software & Computing Operations Program Manager at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. She has served other major coordinator positions at the LHC in the past. Her physics interests on CMS include precision measurements of Standard Model processes and searches for new heavy gauge bosons and top quark partners. Of special importance for today’s presentation, Dr. Bose was a member of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5), a scientific advisory body tasked by DOE and NSF to develop a strategic plan and vision for US particle physics for the future.

Dr. Bose is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society. Her work has been recognized by a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan fellowship and a CMS Distinguished Researcher award.

Some Background:

The Unseen Progress of the LHC

Scientists Design Program for the Future of US Particle Physics Research