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Title: The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics

Wonderful opportunities await particle physics over the next decade, with new instruments and experiments poised to explore the frontiers of high energy, infinitesimal distances, and exquisite rarity.more » We look forward to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to explore the 1-TeV scale (extending efforts at LEP and the Tevatron to unravel the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking) and many initiatives to develop our understanding of the problem of identity: what makes a neutrino a neutrino and a top quark a top quark. We suspect that the detection of proton decay is only a few orders of magnitude away in sensitivity. Astronomical observations should help to tell us what kinds of matter and energy make up the universe. We might even learn to read experiment for clues about the dimensionality of spacetime. If we are inventive enough, we may be able to follow this rich menu with the physics opportunities offered by a linear electron-positron collider and a (muon storage ring) neutrino factory. I expect a remarkable flowering of experimental particle physics, and of theoretical physics that engages with experiment.« less
Title: The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics
Publication Date: 2008-01-18
OSTI Identifier: 987233
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): Journal ID: ISSN 0036--8733; Other: 080118Quigg1
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Journal Volume: 298; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on April 28, 2004
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Publisher: FERMI
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:31:39
System Entry Date: 2018-06-04