Field Theory and Phenomenology

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The research in the field of high energy physics phenomenology carried at the Physics Department is mainly concerned with physics at high energy particle accelerators, and in particular, physics at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). One topic of study is the angular analysis of the production of lepton-antilepton and diphoton pairs in proton-proton interactions, of particular interest for the discovery and identification of new particles such as gravitonsneutral heavy bosons, and sneutrinos. Much attention is also paid to the production of a pair of particles, with one quark from the third family (single top or single bottom production), and a Higgs or gauge boson or a light quark.

Measuring the corresponding cross-sections of these processes enables us to determine some extremely interesting parameters, both as applied to the Standard Model and to theories of New Physics (Supersymmetry). Another area of interest is the study of strong interactions at the LHC. The high energy available at the LHC considerably increases the frequency of events in which two or more elementary interactions take place in a single hadronic collision.

The interest lies in the fact that during such events, the hadron are probed in different places at the same time, thereby enabling us to access previously unavailable information about hadron structure. 

Last update: 08-16-2019 - 18:50