2021 Fall Physics Colloquium Series: Prof. Jay Dittmann, Baylor University

DateOctober 6, 2021
Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room D.110
2021 Fall Physics Colloquium Series

Professor Jay R. Dittmann

Department of Physics, Baylor University

Gearing Up for Run 3 at the Large Hadron Collider

Following three years of improvements, the Large
Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will be powered
up again in February 2022 to begin another
exciting round of data-taking called Run 3. As
Run 3 approaches, the collider experiments at the
LHC have also been upgrading their detectors to
collect the best possible physics data. In spite of challenges due to the onset of Covid-19
worldwide, preparations for Run 3 have proceeded
well and physicists are excited to begin this new phase of high energy physics.

The Experimental High Energy Physics group at Baylor has made significant contributions to many aspects of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC. This presentation will focus on Baylor’s involvement with the Hadron Calorimeter, one of the major components of the CMS detector, which measures the energy of
hadronic particles originating from proton-proton collisions. During the past several years, many members of the Baylor team (including graduate and undergraduate students!) have been involved with the design, testing, installation, and commissioning of the new front-end electronics for the Hadron Calorimeter. The presentation will highlight these contributions and describe a few of the interesting challenges faced as Run 3 fast

Meet-the-Speaker Reception

3:40 p.m., ground-floor outside Patio D


4:00 p.m., Room D.110

For more information contact: Dr. B.F.L. Ward, 254-710-4878

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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