Looking for new (and some old) phenomena in particle physics

Who: Axel Maas (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
When: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10:00
Where: BMB’s seminar room

The standard model of particle physics is the single most successful theoretical description of elementary particles. However, it has still a number of shortcomings, which suggest that a more complete theory must exist, and may even be within reach at the LHC at CERN. In this talk, the standard model and one of its possible extensions will be briefly introduced. Special attention will be given on how to disentangle signals for new phenomena from already known contributions.

The particular challenges in making predictions from the standard model will be highlighted, underlining the necessity for an approach which encompasses physics, mathematics, and high-performance computing.