Michel Vetterli and Reda Tafirout

Two Compute Canada researchers, Michel Vetterli and Reda Tafirout, were involved in the search for the Higgs Boson, the famed ‘god-particle’ that was discovered on July 4, 2012.

The discovery of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson was a major breakthrough in 2012. Since then, ATLAS followed up the discovery with a systematic program to measure key properties of the new particle confirming the Higgs boson is indeed consistent with the Standard Model predictions within the current level of systematic errors and theoretical calculations uncertainties. This confirmation has led to the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics (…)All of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the large scale computing resources made available worldwide and in particular in Canada with large analysis and simulation campaigns conducted on Compute Canada resources.