A paradigm shift in physics until 2025 because of the LHC?
Dr. David Cote
Physics Department Research Fellow
Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has performed beautifully in 2010-2011. Its flagship experiments, ATLAS and CMS, have produced hundreds of results that expand our knowledge of particle physics and often received large amounts of media coverage. I will begin with a summary of the current status of this research, with particular emphasis on the search for the Higgs boson where an excess is observed. However, the present successes are probably just the tip of the iceberg: the LHC will produce 600 times more data by 2025 and its energy will be doubled from 2015. The heart of the presentation will be devoted to my personal research plan for this very exciting period. The main themes will be the potential discovery of dark matter produced in laboratory and the construction of new sub-detectors for the ATLAS upgrades.