Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquium 132
Place: Shahe Campus C826
Time：15:00, NOV. 29, 2023
Title: Large Hadron Collider and beyond: status, challenges, potential, opportunities
Speaker: Predrag Milenovic, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade
The Standard Model (SM) is a theory which accurately describes the elementary constituents of matter and interactions between them at the energy scales we have been able to probe in experiments up to the present day. However, since in the Nature we observe physics phenomena beyond the SM, it is expected that the SM is a low-energy effective approximation of a theory that describes the physics of particles and their interactions in a broader way. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN represents the particle collider that operates at the frontiers energy and luminosity today, and has contributed to the most precise experimental verification of the SM predictions in the domain of high energy physics (HEP) so far, while the new generations of the HEP colliders are being planned and developed. In this talk, we will present the current status of the experimental measurements at LHC, plans for its upgrade towards a high-luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), as well as the technological challenges and physics potential of the upgraded experiments at HL-LHC. We will discuss the potential and opportunities that the new particle detector technologies and analysis methods, as well as the advanced computing and quantum technologies, could bring to the domain of HEP. Finally, we will also briefly discuss the future circular colliders projects like the FECC and CEPC.
Dr. Predrag Milenovic has obtained his doctoral degree at the ETH Zurich in 2012, and today he is an associate professor and a senior research physicist at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Belgrade. Over the last 20 years he has been active in the development of the detector technologies and construction of the CMS experiment, the CMS upgrade towards the HL-LHC, as well as the measurement of the high-energy scattering processes from the proton-proton collisions using the CMS experiment at LHC. He was directly involved in the discovery of the Higgs boson at 2012 and precise measurements of its properties in the subsequent years. He was coordinating several research groups (ranging from the Higgs Physics Analysis to the Effective Field Theory sub-groups) within the CMS collaboration. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the LHC Higgs Physics WG, editor of the CERN Yellow Report chapter on the sensitivity of measurements of Higgs properties at HL-LHC, and reviewer of the analysis methods and measurements for the CMS collaborations and international scientific journals. Nowadays, he is also performing research in view of the application of advanced computing and quantum technologies in the field of HEP, and he serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the CERN Quantum Technology Initiative.