Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations: Great Expectations: The Large Hadron Collider 2015

Dr. Tulika Bose is the Trigger Coordinator of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment for the 2015 run. The CMS is one of the major experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The trigger is the set of algorithms that select for particular data in the LHC particle collisions. Most of the data produced in particle collisions is not captured –algorithms are designed to capture only a very small percent for analysis. The 2015 run will about double the energy of the 2012 particle collisions that produced the Higgs boson. So 2015 is expected to produce a whole range of surprises, and scientists hope to get some insights on big mysteries such as dark matter.