TRACK: Science Innovation: Physical Science Frontiers
TITLE: The Highest-Energy Particle Colliders
DATE: Saturday, February 19, 2005
TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
ORGANIZERS: Peter Rosen, U.S. Department of Energy; JoAnne Hewett, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
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PARTICIPANTS:
Joseph Lykken Fermilab and University of Chicago Physics at the Highest Energies
Maury Tigner Cornell University The Highest Energy Particle Colliders
Barry C. Barish California Institute of Technology Technology Breakthroughs and an International Linear Collider 
Albrecht Wagner (Discussant), Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron and Hamburg University Ideas on a World Laboratory for Physics


Joe Lykken

Joe Lykken is a theoretical particle physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and a professor in the Physics Department and Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. After receiving his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1982, he worked with Steven Weinberg on the first realistic theoretical models of supersymmetry. In 1984 he joined the stampede of particle theorists into superstring theory, and spent the next decade wrestling with deep issues of how strings are related both to quantum gravity and to particle physics. In a 1996 paper he was the first to suggest that superstrings and quantum gravity might appear directly in the next generation of particle physics experiments. He also co-authored two of the early papers on the physics of large or warped extra dimensions. Since joining the theory group at Fermilab in 1989, he has been involved in planning experimental searches for supersymmetry, the Higgs boson, and for extra dimensions. He has served and continues to serve on number of special panels and committees charged with shaping the future of particle physics. Lykken is chair-elect of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society. He recently appeared on the NOVA television documentary "The Elegant Universe".
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Maury Tigner pic Maury Tigner


Maury Tigner is the Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics Emeritus and the Director of Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics (LEPP)  at Cornell. In 1965 he proposed the idea for colliding linear accelerators. Later he led a team that put to use the first superconducting radio-frequency cavities in a synchrotron. He is a master of colliding rings (electron, hadron and muon). He is recipient of numerous awards, including the Robert R WilsonPrize by the APS for  "notable contributions to the accelerator field as an inventor, designer, builder and leader, including early pioneering developments in superconducting radio-frequency systems," as well as for his leadership in the construction of CESR, the Cornell Electron Storage Ring. He has edited a major handbook on accelerator physics and engineering and, with his wife, has made long visits to Beijing as a visiting scientist at the Institute of High Energy Physics as well as a senior adviser to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.Maury Tigner is a fellow of the APS and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has received the U.S. Department of Energy Distinguished Associate Award, the U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology and the E.O. Lawrence Memorial Prize.
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Barry Barish pic  Barry Barish

Barry C. Barish is the Director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and a professor of high-energy physics at the California Institute of Technology, where he has taught and conducted research since 1963. In October 2002, Dr. Barish was nominated to the National Science Board, a 24-member board that helps oversee the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advises the President and the Congress on policy issues related to science, engineering, and education. Dr. Barish earned his Bachelor of Arts in physics in 1957 and a Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics in 1963 from the University of California, Berkeley. At Caltech, Dr. Barish helped develop a new high-energy physics program that utilized the frontier particle accelerators. Among Dr. Barish's noteworthy experiments were those at Fermilab using high-energy neutrinos to reveal the quark substructure of the nucleon. These experiments were among the first to observe the weak neutral current, a linchpin in the Electro-Weak Unification theory of Glashow, Salam, and Weinberg. In the 1980s, Barish initiated an ambitious international effort to build a sophisticated underground detector (MACRO) to search for the magnetic monopole and solve other problems in the emerging area of particle astrophysics. The experiments conducted underground in Italy provided some of the key evidence that neutrinos have mass. Dr. Barish is presently involved in an experiment at the Soudan Underground Mine in Minnesota (MINOS) to further study neutrino properties. Dr. Barish was named the Maxine and Ronald Linde Professor of Physics in 1991. He became the Principal Investigator of the LIGO project in 1994 and was appointed Director of the LIGO Laboratory in 1997. LIGO is an NSF-funded, joint Caltech-MIT collaboration to detect gravitational waves from distant sources such as colliding black holes. The 4-kilometer LIGO interferometers, located in rural Louisiana and Washington State, are designed to detect ripples in space-time far smaller than the size of a proton. LIGO is well into its commissioning and has taken initial data that has already produced some improved limits on gravitational waves from astrophysics sources. Dr. Barish served as co-chair of the subpanel of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) that developed a long-range plan for U.S. high-energy physics. He has served as chair of the Commission of Particles and Fields of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and is currently chair of the U.S. Liaison committee to IUPAP. In 2002 he received the Klopsteg Award of the American Association of Physics Teachers and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Barish chaired an NRC panel, Neutrino Facilities Assessment Committee, in 2002 that produced the NAS report,  Neutrinos and Beyond.  In 2003, he is serving as a member of the special panel for NASA that is considering the future of the Hubble Space Telescope and the transition to the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Albrecht Wagner pic  Albrecht Wagner

Dr. Albrecht Wagner is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY. DESY is a member of the Helmholtz Association and provides unique facilities such as accelerators for particle physics and synchrotron radiation for basic research into the structure of matter. These facilities are used by scientists from 35 countries. A. Wagner's own research is in elementary particle physics and the development of detectors. Since 1991 he works on research and development of electron-positron linear colliders, the future generation of particle physics accelerators as well as accelerator based X-ray free-electron lasers. Dr. Wagner received his doctoral degree in physics from Heidelberg University. During his scientific career he worked at the University of Heidelberg, CERN, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, and DESY. He did research from 1974 until 1986 at the storage rings at DESY, and from 1986 until 1999 at CERN. He received a Heisenberg-scholarship from 1979 until 1984. In 1984 he became full professor at the University of Heidelberg. In 1991 he was offered a professorship at the University of Hamburg and at the same time was appointed Director of Research at DESY. Since 1999 Albrecht Wagner is Chairman of the Board of Directors at DESY. Dr. Wagner is member of numerous scientific councils in Germany and abroad, among them the International Committee for future Accelerators (ICFA). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, member of the Heidelberg and Hamburg Academies of Science. Dr. Wagner received a honorary doctor degree of Moscow State University, and in 2003 was elected as foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
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