Nuclear Physics Seminars

ics Nuclear
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Ross Young [Host: Hank Thacker]
JLAB
"Latest results on the low-energy search for new physics"
ABSTRACT:
The Standard Model has been enormously successful at predicting the outcomes of experiments in nuclear and particle physics. The search for new physical phenomena and a fundamental description of nature which goes beyond the Standard Model is driven by two complementary experimental strategies. The first is to build increasingly energetic colliders, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, which aim to excite matter into a new form. The second, more subtle approach, is to do precision measurements at moderate energies, where an observed discrepancy with the Standard Model will reveal the signature of these new forms of matter. Here we demonstrate that the latest measurements of the electroweak force severely constrain the possibility of physics beyond the Standard Model to above the TeV energy scale.

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