The status and physics potential of the LHC

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Abstract

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European center for high energy research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland, has been designed to collide protons with the highest center of mass energies (√S = 14 TeV) and luminosities (up to 1034 cm-2 s-1) for any particle collider to date. The main physics goal at this accelerator and its two multi-purpose experiments ATLAS and CMS is the discovery of the Standard Model Higgs boson, which is expected within an integrated luminosity ℒ dt = 10 fb -1, or the first three years of collusions, in the mass range of 115 - 180 GeV. In addition, measurements of Standard Model parameters like the W boson mass m w and top quark mass mt are possible at high precision, with δmw ≤ 15 MeV and δmt ≤ 1 GeV. Illumination of new, yet unexplored kinematic domains in proton-proton collisions allows exploration of an enormous parameter space of new physics models beyond the Standard Model, including a possible early discovery of supersymmetry within ℒ dt = 1 fb-1

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParticles and Fields - Proceedings of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields
Pages57-68
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventXIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields - Hermosillo and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Duration: Oct 2 2008Oct 11 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1116
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherXIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityHermosillo and San Carlos, Sonora
Period10/2/0810/11/08

Keywords

  • Detectors
  • Higgs searches
  • Jets
  • LHC
  • Mass spectooscopy top quark and W boson
  • SUSY searches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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