Meet Tulika Bose, PhD

The Public Lecture Series

Tulika Bose, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics, Boston University; and Trigger Coordinator for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). (update 10/2017) Tulika Bose is an Associate Professor of Physics at Boston University and is currently serving as the Physics Coordinator of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. She has recently served as the Trigger Coordinator of the CMS experiment at CERN and also as the co-convener of the CMS Beyond Two Generations physics group. Her work has been recognized by a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan fellowship and a CMS Distinguished Researcher award. Bose has a keen interest in outreach and has given many public lectures and interviews and also organized various events reaching out to high school students. She has served as a member of the Fermilab Users' Executive Committee and also the US LHC Users Association Executive Committee. She is currently a member of the APS Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) Executive Committee.

Dr. Bose visited SftPublic on Contemporary Science program November 07,2016 for The 2016 Large Hadron Collider Update

For the fall 2015 SftPublic Public Lecture Series Dr. Bose presented What's Up at the 2015 Large Hadron Collider October 27, 2015 at the Robbins Library, Arlington MA. She explained how scientists at CERN were dealing with this new run of LHC experiments, which --as of fall of 2015-- had recorded 100 times more data than at approximately the same amount of time during the first run in 2010. This is "big data" in the fullest sense, and Dr. Bose is very much involved in how it is collected. She described why these experiments are likely to produce surprises, and how the international teams must sort through the data and apply rigorous confirmation processes.

Previously, Dr. Bose appeared on SftPublic's Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations program in 2014 to discuss Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider in 2015. She described the excitement of the international group of scientists at CERN as they anticipated the upcoming 2015 reboot of the Large Hadron Collider. The 2015 LHC particle collisions were to be about double the energy of the 2012 experiments that confirmed the Higgs boson, so Dr. Bose and her colleagues expected confirmations of some particles predicted by theory, as well as many surprises.

In the bio-clip at the end of the November 05, 2014 video she explains how she got into particle physics, why she is so interested in the W boson, and what an exciting era this is for her and her LHC colleagues.