Title : The Future of Elementary Particle Physics
Speaker : Dr. Tiziano Camporesi, Senior Physicist, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.
Abstract: Research done at particle accelerators over the last 70 years have given us a rather complete picture on the fundamental constituents of Nature and the forces which act on them. In this lecture we will discuss not only what we understand today, especially after the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the so called God particle, but mostly what are the fundamental questions which still need to be addressed and whether Particle accelerator based research is still the way to address them. It took nearly the better part of the 20th century to develop the technology required to produce the Higgs particle at the highest energy collisions ever achieved in the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Now that the technology exists, a whole slew of new studies and discoveries in elementary particle physics has become possible. The talk will discuss the interplay between engineering developments and applied technologies that makes much of modern fundamental particle physics possible.