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Searching for leptoquarks at the LHC

by Panos Charitos

A recent “Cross Collider” meeting at CERN showed that the physics of leptoquarks remains a rapidly evolving field on both experimental and theoretical fronts.

Interview with Kip Thorne

by Panos Charitos

An interview with Kip Thorne, a pioneer in the discovery of gravitational waves. 

Where is Supersymmetry?

by Panos Charitos

The original idea for introducing supersymmetry dates back in the 1960s. In this article we discuss how SUSY has evolved and what have we learned so far from the LHC... 

The workshop “Charting the Unknown: Interpreting LHC data from the energy frontier” focused on the interpretation of the new data from Run 2 in the context of theories beyond the Standard Model.

Guido Altarelli Memorial Symposium

by Panagiotis Charitos

The recent Guido Altarelli Memorial Symposium, hosted at CERN, honoured the memory of the late Guido Altarelli, a pioneer of the unravelling of the strong interaction and the structure of hadrons and an outstanding communicator of particle physics,

Following his inspiring talk during the 2016 FCC Week, we discuss with Gian Giudice about the LHC results, the present global landscape in particle physics and his view about future developments in the field.

Hagedorn’s Legacy

by Panos Charitos

A half-day workshop took place last week at CERN on Hagedorn’s Legacy. It  provided the forum for discussing the past, present and future of Hagedorn’s contributions to physics, 50 year’s after the publication of his seminal Nuovo Cimento paper on the “Statistical thermodynamics of strong interactions at high energies”.

Guido Altarelli

by Panos Charitos

Guido Altarelli, the distinguished Italian theoretical physicist and member of the TH group, passed away on the 30th of September 2015. Guido was a major figure in the field of particle physics, who made important contributions to the understanding of electroweak and strong interactions, neutrinos, and theories beyond the standard model.

The latest advances in the measurement of the coupling of the strong interaction were discussed in a recent workshop on “High precision measurements of αs: from LHC to FCC-ee” held at CERN, 12-13 October 2015.

Interview with Nima Arkani Hamed

by Panos Charitos

Nima Arkani-Hamed is a Faculty Member in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In this interview he shares some insights in the world of theoretical physics, the challenges after the first run of the LHC and the quest for understanding our world.