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CUDA Spotlight: GPU-Accelerated High Energy PhysicsThis week’s Spotlight is on Valerie Halyo, assistant professor of physics at Princeton University.Researchers in the field of high energy physics, such as Valerie, are exploring the most fundamental questions about the nature of the universe, looking for the elementary particles that constitute matter and its interactions.One of Valerie’s goals is to extend the physics accessible at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland to include a larger phase space of the topologies that include long-lived particles. This research goes hand in hand with new ideas related to enhancing the “trigger” performance at the LHC.(In particle physics, a trigger is a system that rapidly decides which events in a particle detector to keep when only a small fraction of the total can be recorded.)