Meet Markus Klute, Ph.D.

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

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. Dr. Klute is a member of of the team involved in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC.

In his appearance on Science for the Public's Contemporary Science program December 11, 2018 Dr. Klute discussed What's Happening at the Large Hadron Collider. He described 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.

Dr. Klute appeared again on Contemporary Science on June 26, 2020 to explain the quest at the Large Hadron Collider to develop a complete model of the universe: Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the Large Hadron Collider. This video provides an excellent explanation of the importance of particle physics.

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.

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