Photon collisions at the LHC and new research opportunities at the LHC and beyond

by Dr. Michael Pitt

The Kansas University and BGU
at Particles and Fields Seminar

Mon, 04 Mar 2024, 14:00
Sacta-Rashi Building for Physics (54), room 207


Over the past decade, the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics has been comprehensively verified through extensive research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). However, many phenomena that stem from the predictions of the SM have yet to be uncovered. The seminar will present recent studies of the production of particles resulting from photon collision (photon-induced processes). These photons are emitted by colliding protons that typically emerge intact after the interaction. This new physics domain became further accessible thanks to the development of new analysis techniques and dedicated near-beam detectors capable of tagging forward protons during standard LHC runs. Besides photon-induced processes, these detectors allow a systematic study of diffractive interactions. I'll discuss a few examples of ongoing analysis of special LHC runs and preparation for upcoming runs at the LHC with light ions. Furthermore, I will outline new research opportunities focusing on diffractive, exclusive, and nuclear interactions of the forthcoming electron-ion collider (EIC). Additionally, I will discuss the 4D tracking technologies, which have seen rapid development recently and are set to play a crucial role in collider experiments.

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