High Energy Physics Seminars

ics Joint HEP-Nuclear Seminar


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Dmitri Denisov [Host: Bob Hirosky]
Fermilab
"Particle Colliders: Past, Present and Future "
ABSTRACT:

Developments of the particle colliders over last 50 years have seen tremendous progress in both the energy of the collisions and the intensity of the colliding beams. In order to reach even higher collision energy many fundamental inventions in the colliders design have been achieved. Progress to even higher energies was strongly stimulated by physics interests in studying smaller and smaller distances and in creation of heavier and heavier elementary particles. Experiments at colliders required major breakthroughs in the particle detection methods in order to discover new particles such as c and t quarks, gluons, tau lepton, W, Z and Higgs bosons which completed currently expected set of elementary particles. Options for even higher energy colliders will be discussed, including their design parameters, acceleration principles as well as construction challenges. Such colliders are the only way to understand Nature at even smaller distances and create particles with higher masses than we can reach today.

 

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