James Hirschauer
James Hirschauer

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The 2017 Sambamurti Memorial Lecture was presented by James Hirschauer in recognition of his research with the CMS experiment at the LHC in the search for new particles and other new phenomena at the LHC.

Talk Abstract

For the past four decades humans have been searching for the seventeen named particles of the "Standard Model" of fundamental particles and interactions. The discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in 2012 was the final step of the search. However, there still remain a few famous problems with the Standard Model that strongly suggest it is not the final description of nature. Most notably for some, the Standard Model does not include the dark matter hypothesized to explain a number of astronomical observations. I will introduce the Large Hadron Collider and its experiments, discuss some of the problems with the Standard Model, and explain how we use our understanding of those problems to search for new particles and other new phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider.

From the Fermilab Newsroom

Fermilab scientist Jim Hirschauer has been selected to give the 2017 Sambamurti Memorial Lectureship at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Fermilab congratulates Hirschauer on the honor.

Brookhaven awards the lectureship yearly to a young (under 40) high-energy or heavy-ion experimentalist of outstanding achievement. The award recipient gives the lecture to students working at Brookhaven during the summer.

Hirschauer is a scientist on the CMS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. On Aug. 7, he will deliver a talk titled “The search for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider.” In his talk, he will introduce the Large Hadron Collider and its experiments, discuss some of the problems with the Standard Model, and explain how we use our understanding of those problems to search for new particles and other new phenomena at the LHC.

The annual lectureship was established in 1992 in honor of late physicist Aditya Sambamurti. It was also awarded to Fermilab scientist Sam Zeller, in 2010.

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