QCD in the era of the LHC: Theory and Practice

Who: Peter Skands (CERN)
When: Monday, May 14, 2012 at 14:15
Where: FKF’s colloquia room

Cosmic Rays, Dark-Matter annihilation, and LHC collisions have one thing in common: production and fragmentation of coloured particles at extremely high energies. Solutions to these phenomena are currently heavily based on semi-classical approximations, from leading-order, leading-color, and leading-logarithmic approximations on the perturbative side, to the use of classical 1+1-dimensional string models on the non-perturbative one. I will review the current state of the art of these approximations, from small to large distances, and discuss ways of putting the “Quantum” back in QCD.