Physics at Virginia

"Searching beyond the Standard Model with Lattice QCD"

Amy Nicholson , University of North Carolina
[Host: Craig Dukes]

Low-energy searches for rare processes and fundamental symmetry violations provide one of the most promising avenues for discovering hints of new physics. The planning and interpretation of experiments which utilize nuclei as laboratories require input from non-perturbative QCD calculations, namely, lattice QCD. In this talk, I will present several ways in which lattice QCD can interplay with experimental low-energy searches for new physics, focusing on neutrino and dark matter physics. In particular, I will discuss results for nucleon charges, form factors, and sigma terms of relevance for neutrino scattering experiments and direct dark matter detection, as well as matrix elements relevant for neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. 

High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
4:00 PM
Astronomy Building, Room 265
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