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Exploring the Quantum Universe: a vision for Particle Physics in the next two decades
SPEAKER: Professor Yuri Gershtein, Rutgers University
ABSRACT: Particle Physics studies the smallest constituents of our universe. Remarkably, the nature of these smallest particles is reflected on the vast, billions of light years across, observable universe. Our universe was once so small that the quantum effects from those times are still imprinted on its large scale structure. So particle physics also studies the largest structures in the universe. Both avenues of inquiry do not come cheap, and the field undergoes a strategic planning process about every decade. The recently completed report of the Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) describes the recommended program in particle physics, representing the most promising avenues of investigation for the next 10 to 20 years. I will talk about the process and the recommendations, the future of the field, and will provide a context for our department.