Physics Colloquium: Valerie Halyo, Princeton University

Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Jadwin A10
" Quest for new frontier at the LHC" Abstract: The 7 TeV center of mass energy proton-proton machine built in the LEP tunnel is housing 4 major experiments ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHCb in its 100 meter underground cavern. These experiments will be recording the particles left by the debris from the collisions and looking for new physics interactions and phenomena. Following the formal approval for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) machine in 1996 it was put in operation at 2009. Since then it performed extremely well increasing the instantaneous luminosity over 6 orders of magnitude and reaching the design startup luminosity of 1E33 cm-2 s-1. In 2011 LHC delivered the high luminosity experiments CMS/ATLAS with about 5fb-1 of integrated luminosity and LHCb with about 1fb-1 of integrated luminosity allowing a large number of physics results to be produced by all LHC experiments. A survey covering the latest highlights from the 4 major LHC experiments will be presented.