2023 Spring Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. K. Hatakeyama
Prof. Kenichi Hatakeyama
Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
Thinking in parallel and thinking ahead for particle physics at the Large Hadron Collider
Since the beginning of its operation in 2009, the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider has yielded numerous interesting physics results, including the observation of Higgs bosons in various production and decay modes. We started a new LHC operation called Run 3 which will continue until 2025. After that, both the LHC and particle detectors will undergo substantial upgrades to prepare for much higher beam intensity operation and we expect that the experiments will operate for another 10 years or so. In this talk, I will highlight some effort at Baylor to accelerate event processing software by utilizing the heterogeneous computing architecture involving GPUs and introducing more parallelism in event processing. These acceleration efforts are vital to get the best physics from the upcoming data taking at the LHC where collision rates are expected to be much higher. I will also give some highlights of recent physics results from my group for physics involving the Higgs boson and top quarks, searches for Supersymmetry, and future prospects of these physics topics.