68th ICREA colloquium - The LHC New Results and the LHC Big Data Challenge
By: Mario Martínez (ICREA at IFAE) and Manuel Delfino (PIC)
When: 10th November 2015, 18:00h
Where: ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 6th floor
Results from the LHC Run II
After two years of shutdown, devoted to repairs and improvements, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN resumed operations in June 2015 to deliver collisions between protons with an increased centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. This opens a new era in the exploration of particle physics at the energy frontier and it brings the opportunity for new discoveries. After the discovery of the Higgs boson in Run I, the LHC experiments at CERN will continue the search for dark matter, super-symmetry, extra spatial dimensions, and new fundamental phenomena in general. In addition, a full program of precise measurements in the Higgs sector will take place. A comprehensive review of early Run II results by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN will be given.
The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid: Riding the computing technology wave to enable the Higgs boson discovery
The World Wide Web was invented at CERN in 1991. Construction of CERN's LHC was approved in 1994. Building the data processing system required by LHC's detectors in 1994 would have costed more than the accelerator itself. CERN and data centres from around the world started collaborating in 1999 to prototype and deploy the LHC Computing Grid, the first planetary scale high performance data processing system, which enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. A review will be made of these developments, and their relationship to current areas of interest in data processing, such as "Big Data" and digitally supported collaborative science.
The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. Open to all ICREAs and their guests. There’s wine and munchies at the end, please book in advance!
Inauguration of the CCCB +HUMANS exhibition
ICREA collaboration with CCCB continues, in this case, with several contributions to the +HUMANS exhibition by ICREAs: Luc Steels, Arcadi Navarro, Mavi Sanchez-Vives, Mel Slater, Hector Geffner will all be giving talks over the next few weeks on the limits of intelligence and of humankind.
The inaugural session will take place at CCCB, at 19:30h. If you plan to attend, please log on CCCB and register directly.
ICREA Academia call 2015
Next call of the ICREA Academia programme. Call guidelines will be posted here on the opening day of the call, but we do not expect major changes from last years.
ICREA Academia award ceremony
When: 1st july 2015, 19:30h
Where: Auditori Pau Gil, at Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau (Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167).
Official ceremony for the 2014 ICREA Academia awards, presentation of the new ICREA logo and website, chaired by the Hble. Andreu Mas-Colell, minister of Economy and Knowledge of the Catalan government.