Accelerating and Energizing Particle Physics
The study of High Energy Physics, also known as particle physics, is motivated by our curiosity for the organizing principles of the universe, and has brought tremendous influences to our society. The technology of particle accelerators and detectors used in high energy physics has given rise to the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner and particle therapy now adopted in medical diagnosis and cancer treatment.
Coordinating again with the Center for Future High Energy Physics and the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IAS ran a three-week program to address issues on the physics, detectors and colliders with an emphasis on the future of this field after the discovery of the Higgs Boson. This year, the program attracted dozens of both returning experts and new faces from institutions in Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and the US. Upon completion of over 100 talks, and a forum session in the 4-day conference, participants were invited to contribute white papers to the particle physics community documenting the research goals, options of future colliders, and reach of the related experiments. Papers submitted in 2017 are expected to be published by World Scientific in dedicated issues of the International Journal of Modern Physics A.