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High Energy Physics Seminars

ics High Energy
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Nikos Varelas [Host: Bob Hirosky]
Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
"QCD Physics at CMS"
ABSTRACT:
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN will soon be at the frontier of experimental High Energy Physics. It is expected to start colliding proton-proton beams later this year at an initial center-of-mass energy of 10 TeV. It will be a unique tool for fundamental physics research with an unprecedented physics potential,probing distances down to 10 (-20) m. In this talk, I will discuss the potential of the Compact Muon Solenoid Detector (CMS), one of four experiments at the LHC, to study the fundamental theory of the strong interactions – Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) – using a variety of final states and observables with the first experimental data.

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