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Symmetry Webinar | Recent Advances in Accelerator and Particle Physics

Part of the MDPI Symmetry Webinars series
6 May 2022, 10:00 (CEST)

Particle Accelerators and Colliders, Standard Model and Beyond, Higgs Boson
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Welcome from the Chair

3rd Symmetry Webinar

Recent Advances in Accelerator and Particle Physics

Symmetries are at the core of many aspects of fundamental physics and in particular quantum field theory, on which the Standard Model of particles and interactions builds. For example, the Higgs boson was predicted in 1964 as a result of spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking. For a long time, it was the last missing building block of the Standard Model. Its observation by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 is thus one of the most important physics discoveries of the past few decades. Following Run 2 of the LHC in 2015–2018, particle physicists now have an even larger dataset at their disposal in order to measure the properties of the Higgs boson and to probe other Standard Model parameters, and thereby the self-consistency of the theory, with unique precision. However, the Standard Model is known for not being the ultimate description of the universe, and new physics is expected at the energy scale that LHC experiments can now probe. A Special Issue of Symmetry recently reviewed a selection of the latest advances in particle physics as a result of LHC data analyses, in particular Standard Model measurements and searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The experimental results gathered at the LHC would not have been achieved without significant advances in the field of accelerator physics. These are indeed crucial in order to reach both high-energy and high-intensity frontiers in the post-LHC era. As such, recent developments in this field of research were also reviewed in the aforementioned Special Issue of Symmetry. This webinar presents some selected highlights from the Special Issue of Symmetry entitled Recent Advances in Accelerator and Particle Physics, which I had the privilege of guest editing, along with Dr. Jan Kieseler (CERN).

Date: 6 May 2022

Time: 10:00 am CEST | 4:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 899 1387 8606

Webinar Secretariat:


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden

Arnaud Ferrari received a PhD from the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble, France) in April 1999. His PhD thesis focused on high-energy physics simulations and detector development for the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). From 1999 to 2008, Arnaud worked on the Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) project, first at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) and then after May 2001 at Uppsala University, with research interests spanning from high-energy physics to beam dynamics simulation studies and beam instrumentation development. Since 2009, he has been working on the ATLAS project at Uppsala University, where his main research interests are searching for new physics beyond the Higgs sector of the Standard Model, as well as Higgs boson pair production.

Invited Speakers

California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jason Veatch has been a member of the ATLAS Collaboration since joining as a PhD student at the University of Arizona (USA), graduating in 2015. His PhD work was on boosted hadronic reconstruction techniques and on searches for new physics decaying into pairs of top quarks. Jason then began working on searching for the production of pairs of Higgs bosons and for additional scalars at the University of Göttingen with a continued interest in boosted hadronic final state reconstruction. He has been at California State University Easy Bay since 2022, where he continues his research that involves searching for Higgs boson pairs in the ATLAS data.

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

Jan Kieseler completed his PhD thesis at DESY and the University of Hamburg in 2015 on top quark physics. Since then, he has expanded his involvement in top quark physics, playing a leading role in high precision production cross section and top quark mass measurements, as well as their phenomenological interpretations. Within the top quark community, Jan has been serving as a contact for the LHC top working group in recent years, ensuring consistent combinations of top quark measurements from the LHC, and he is currently a convener of the top quark mass and properties group in CMS. Besides the measurement of data, he coordinated the CMS upgrade physics studies group, covering top quark, Higgs, the Standard Model, and B-physics, as well as searches for new physics. In addition to physics analyses, Jan also plays a leading role in developing machine-learning based reconstruction algorithms, measurements of silicon sensors, and the design of future experiments as a founding member of the MODE collaboration (machine-learning optimized design of experiments).

University College London (UCL), UK

Matthew Wing is a professor of physics at University College London (UCL). He gained his PhD in particle physics from UCL and after positions at McGill and Bristol Universities, moving back to UCL as a lecturer in 2004, where he has remained ever since. Matthew has worked on several particle physics experiments and R&D projects as well as in the area of plasma wake-field acceleration and its potential application in future high-energy physics facilities. He has been a member of the AWAKE collaboration since its inception and will here present its future prospects.

Webinar Content

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Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. Arnaud Ferrari

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:10 am

Dr. Jason Veatch

It Takes Two (Higgs Bosons) To Tango

10:10 - 10:30 am


10:30 - 10:40 am

Dr. Jan Kieseler

Top Quarks: Precision Probes for the Standard Model and a Window to New Physics

10:40 - 11:00 am


11:00 - 11:10 am

Prof. Dr. Matthew Wing

The AWAKE Run 2 Programme and Beyond

11:10 - 11:30 am


11:30 - 11:40 am

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Arnaud Ferrari

11:40 - 11:45 am

Relevant SI

Physics and Symmetry/Asymmetry - A section of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994)

Selected Papers from ACHT 2021: Perspectives in Particle, Cosmo- and Astroparticle Theory
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Dubravko Klabučar
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022

Experimental Particle Physics
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Stefano Bellucci & Dr. Fabio Cardone
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

Supersymmetry in Particle Physics
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Wenyu Wang
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022

Recent Advance in Accelerator and Particle Physics
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Arnaud Ferrari and Dr. Jan Kieseler
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 Sept 2022

Cosmoparticle Physics - dedicated to A.D.Sakharov's 100 Anniversary
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Maxim Y. Khlopov
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2022

Particle Physics and Symmetry
Guest Editor: Dr. Ayan Paul
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022

Aspects of Particle Physics and High Energy Physics- Dedicated to Zhengdao Li's 95 Anniversary
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Tomohiro Inagaki, Prof. Dr. Alberto Ruiz Jimeno & Dr. Olga Kodolova
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Fundamental Research on Collisions of Particles with Biological Species
Guest Editor: Dr. François Frémont
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023

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