Technological Breakthroughs
and Challenges in High-Energy Physics

Thursday, 9 April 2020 • 12–1 p.m.

This presentation will introduce the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), and its vast scientific and outreach program. It will introduce the Large Hadron Collider and its major achievements. The Qatar group has been involved in these activities in the past eight years. The presentation will summarize these research activities, including efforts of capacity building and technology transfer within Qatar.

Dr. Othmane Bouhali

Dr. Othmane Bouhali is a research professor and director of research computing at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Since 1994, he has been involved in the research program of the Large Hadron Collider Project (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear and Particle Physics (CERN). He was also a member of the fixed target experiment HERMES the Deutsches Electronen Synchrotron (DESY) and a member of the AMANDA/ICECUBE neutrino telescopes at the South Pole. His field of expertise includes: charged particle detectors, high energy and medical physics and high performance computing. He is the founder of the TAMUQ Advanced Scientific Computing (TASC) center. He is also affiliated with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) in the computational Science and Engineering group. He is leading the High Energy Physics group in Qatar.