Joint PITT-CMU Colloquium: Radja Boughezal

April 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Title: In search of the new, and solving the old, with QCD

 
Abstract: 

 
An avalanche of data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is allowing searches for physics beyond the Standard Model with remarkable reach.  Uncovering the mysteries potentially hiding in this data requires a new depth in our understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the strong force that describes the interactions of quarks and gluons.  Although QCD has been studied for decades, many of the emergent phenomena it predicts still puzzle us.  In this talk I describe recent theoretical progress in our ability to understand QCD at the requisite level to help answer some of the most pressing questions facing the Standard Model.  I show that the progress in QCD driven by the needs of the LHC program may also aid in the future physics program of the Electron-Ion Collider, a proposed new collider that will address outstanding riddles regarding the structure of nucleons and nuclei.

Location and Address

102 Thaw Hall