PD. Particle Physics at the LHC
- Brad Cox (University of Virginia)
Craig Group (University of Virginia)
The Tevatron's long program of colliding protons and anti-protons at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV will end in September of this year (2011). I will describe the ongoing efforts of the CDF and DO collaborations to conclude their search for the Higgs boson and make predictions on their sensitivity with the complete dataset. The sensitivity of the LHC experiments at CERN is quickly...
Dick Greenwood (Louisiana Tech University)
The ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began taking data at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV in spring 2010. What have we learned from ATLAS since SESAPS 2010? In my talk, I present the status of our measurements thus far, relate these results to predictions of the Standard Model and of theories beyond the Standard Model, and conclude with our prospects for making interesting...
Will Johns (Vanderbilt)
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been collecting and analyzing proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV. CMS has collected more than 2 fb^-1 of collision data, including smaller samples at lower energies of 0.9 TeV and 2.36 TeV. These samples allow precision measurements of Standard Model processes and probing for new physics. The results presented...
Takemichi Okui (Florida State University)
I will provide a concise, coherent overview of electroweak symmetry breaking from a modern perspective and in light of the latest LHC data, focusing on the mechanisms of electroweak symmetry breaking that are natural, i.e., without significant fine-tuning.