Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Brahmagupta Colloquium

Speaker : Prof Kajari Mazumdar

2015-01-14

Abstract :

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a tool to study the universe when it was very young. has been possible due to very high energy density created by the LHC machine in a controlled fashion in the laboratory. The technological feat achieved for colliding protons with very energy is matched by the large scale multipurpose experiments which use equally commendable cutting edge technology. The second phase of LHC is scheduled to start in the middle of 2015. The most spectacular result harvested from the LHC so far has been the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, which brought the Nobel prize for physics in 2013 to the scientists who hypothesized such a particle several decades earlier. We shall elucidate on the basic idea about the Higgs boson and briefly describe how it was discovered.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Prof. Mazumdar studied B.Sc. with physics honours at St. Xavier's college, Kolkata and passed with a first class degree in 1984. She finished her M.Sc. from University of Kolkata with first class in 1986 and joined TIFR, Bombay as a Ph.D. research scholar. She worked in the L3 international collaboration at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) collider at CERN. In 1992 she received Ph.D. degree from university of Bombay and joined TIFR as a faculty member in the department of high-energy physics.

Key Speaker Prof Kajari Mazumdar
Guests None
Place
Start Time 5:00 PM
Finish Time 6:00 PM
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