Run 3 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): What's the Excitement?

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
August 23, 2022, Belmont Media Center

Markus Klute, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
and Humboldt Professor of Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

One of the original goals of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was the discovery of the Higgs boson, the long-sought field particle that gives mass to other fundamental particles such as electrons and quarks. Markus Klute’s research team played a major role in the 2012 identification of the Higgs boson and its unique properties. In this discussion, he explains how understanding the origins of our universe depends on the analysis of sub-atomic particles. This investigation is advanced by the much-anticipated 3rd Run of the LHC. Run 3 will attempt to reveal unknown particles, possibly even dark matter particles, and will help to explain the nature of mass and numerous other mysteries about the structure of the cosmos.

Markus Klute is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and a member of the scientific advisory board of the PRISMA+ cluster of excellence in Mainz.

Karlsruhe Inst Technology video of Markus Klute