How to Do Big Science Part 1 — “The Unseen Universe: Challenges for Theory and Experiment” by Marcela Carena (Virtual)

  • Jan. 28, 2022, 7:30 pm US/Central
  • Marcela Carena, Theoretical Physicist, Fermilab and University of Chicago
  • Tickets: Free but registration required
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Fermilab Arts & Lectures At Home presents Part I of How to Do Big Science —a multi-part virtual series that follows the path of an experiment from theoretical beginnings, through the design and approval process, building and data acquisition, and, finally, peer review, publication, and communication. Marcela Carena, head of the Theory Division at Fermilab kicks off the series on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Prof. Carena will talk about “The Unseen Universe: Challenges for Theory and Experiment,” including how theorists think about the Higgs boson, dark matter, and the exciting results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment. The next installment will take place on February 11. Feel free to come to one or all of these talks — they’ll also be recorded in case you miss it.

From Fermilab News Marcela Carena is the head of the Fermilab Theory Division and a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, where she is a member of both the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.

Her research explores the possible connections between the Higgs boson, dark matter, and the origin of matter in the early universe. Her work has dived into radical new concepts, such as supersymmetry and warped extra dimensions, focusing on how these ideas can be tested in experiments. Carena works closely with physicists at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, especially those at Fermilab and the University of Chicago, to create and implement strategies for discovery. A current interest of hers: ideas at the boundary between particle physics and quantum information, with an eye on tackling problems of quantum theory and the early universe.

Carena was recently appointed a member of the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina and served as the 2017 chair of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. She is an APS fellow, where she’s also served as general councilor and board member. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has served on the U.S. Department of Energy/National Science Foundation High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, and on several international scientific advisory panels.

This event will be offered via the Zoom platform at no charge, though registration is required. You can find more information and register at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is operated by Fermi Research Alliance, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy.




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