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Peskin Colloquium Upcoming

"The Quest for 30 TeV" Wednesday 20 November

Peskin Colloquium Upcoming
Peskin Colloquium Upcoming

15/11/2019 - Trieste

ICTP is pleased to announce a forthcoming ICTP Colloquium to be given by Professor Michael Peskin of the SLAC National Accelerator Lab at Stanford University, USA. The talk, entitled "The Quest for 30 TeV, the next milestone in elementary particle physics" will take place Wednesday, 20 November, 2019, at 16:30, in the Budinich Lecture Hall, Leonardo Building, ICTP. The talk will also be livestreamed on ICTP’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Michael Peskin is a theoretical elementary particle physicist. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1978. After postdoctoral appointments at Harvard Unversity and Cornell, he joined the faculty of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University in 1982.

A theme that runs through much of his work is the use of high-precision measurements at the highest energy lepton and hadron colliders to search for new interactions beyond the particle physics Standard Model. He is the author of the textbooks "An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory", with Daniel Schroeder, and, very recently, "Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics".

The colloquium will look at the "Standard Model" of elementary particle physics, which successfully describes the subnuclear interactions at the energies of all current experiments, including those at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. However, Professor Peskin will argue that this model is manifestly incomplete, since it raises questions that can only be answered if additional fundamental interactions at still higher energies are added. “How far do we need to go?” and “How will we get there?” are some of the questions that will be adressed during the talk. Professor Peskin will eventually argue that achieving 30 TeV in the quark or lepton center of mass system is the next important milestone for modern particle accelerators. There is no solution today, but many lines of research have been opened. The proposed technologies using proton-proton, muon-muon, electron-positron, and photon-photon colliders will be also discussed.

Light refreshments will be served after the Colloquium. Further information is available on ICTP's calendar, and everyone is warmly invited to attend.