With the success of the LHC in finding the Higgs boson and the failure to find any evidence for new physics so far, it is very important to take stock of the situation and
understand where the field of collider physics goes from here. I will discuss first how colliders helped the journey of particle physics till now and then summarise current and future
collider programs. I will then discuss implications of the current situation for them and the role they have in the scheme of things in the subject of particle physics now.
About the Speaker:
Rohini Godbole is a Professor at the Centre for High Energy Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc from Pune University and
IIT Bombay. Prof. Godbole completed her Ph.D. in 1979 from State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. In addition, she holds a D.Litt. from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai.
Prof. Godbole has been a staff associate at many institutions around the world including CERN (Geneva) and DESY(Hamburg), as well as the Van der Waals Chair at the University of
Amsterdam. She has worked on particle phenomenology for over three decades, authoring close to 300 research publications in refereed journals. She is an elected fellow of all three
science academies of India (INSA, IASc and NASI) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Has won many honours and most recently the Padma Shri.
Prof. Godbole has worked on a variety of programmes to raise awareness about women in science. This includes co-editing the books ‘Lilavati's Daughters: Women Scientists of India’ and ‘A
Girl’s Guide to a Life in Science’. In addition, she directed the survey: ‘Trained scientific women power: what fraction are we losing and why?’
About Dr Lakshmi Raman (1947-2014):
Dr Lakshmi Raman was eduacated at Lady Sivaswamy Iyer Girl’s high school, Mylapore and Queen Mary’s college, Chennai, before undertaking a PhD in
crystal dynamics in the Dept. of Physics, IITM. She did post-doctoral research at MPI, Stuttgart, ETH, Zurich and the University of Texas, Austin. Dr Raman then moved to the private
sector. She had a long association with BellCore (a.k.a. Bell Labs) where she worked in the sphere of telecommunications particularly in the area of network management. She was an
internationally recognized expert regarding standards in telecommunication. She was the author and coauthor of books and network management. Throughout her life she had a keen interest in
the higher education of women and volunteer teaching of high-school students.