Colloquium - Jonathan Feng (UC Irvine) - Looking Forward to Forward Physics

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Jonathan Feng
December 7, 2021
3:45PM - 4:45PM
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In-person at 1080 Physics Research Building, Smith Seminar room - Virtual Zoom link below - reception at 3:30pm in front of the SSR

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Add to Calendar 2021-12-07 15:45:00 2021-12-07 16:45:00 Colloquium - Jonathan Feng (UC Irvine) - Looking Forward to Forward Physics Looking Forward to Forward Physics Dr. Jonathan Feng UC Irvine In-person in Smith Seminar Room (1080 Smith), masks required Faculty Host: Christopher Hill Abstract: Particle physics is at a critical juncture.  All the particles of the Standard Model have been discovered, but no new ones have appeared, and there are still many outstanding questions.  In recent years, it has become clear that the physics potential of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has not been fully exploited. In particular, forward collisions, which produce particles along the beamline with enormous rates, have been almost completely ignored.  It turns out that these collisions are a treasure trove of physics, containing the highest-energy neutrinos ever produced by humans, possible evidence for dark matter, milli-charged particles, and new forces, and a wealth of other valuable information.  This talk will describe FASER, an experiment that has just been constructed and will begin taking data in the forward region in a few months, as well as the Forward Physics Facility, a proposal to fully realize the potential of forward physics in the High Luminosity LHC era.      Please use the Zoom link below to attend virtually: https://osu.zoom.us/j/94858307115?pwd=K0JDMTROWVhIOUp6bU1sU0prZjNUZz09 Meeting ID: 948 5830 7115 Password: PRB1080   In-person at 1080 Physics Research Building, Smith Seminar room - Virtual Zoom link below - reception at 3:30pm in front of the SSR Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Looking Forward to Forward Physics

Dr. Jonathan Feng
UC Irvine

In-person in Smith Seminar Room (1080 Smith), masks required

Faculty Host: Christopher Hill

Jonathan Feng

Abstract: Particle physics is at a critical juncture.  All the particles of the Standard Model have been discovered, but no new ones have appeared, and there are still many outstanding questions.  In recent years, it has become clear that the physics potential of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has not been fully exploited. In particular, forward collisions, which produce particles along the beamline with enormous rates, have been almost completely ignored.  It turns out that these collisions are a treasure trove of physics, containing the highest-energy neutrinos ever produced by humans, possible evidence for dark matter, milli-charged particles, and new forces, and a wealth of other valuable information.  This talk will describe FASER, an experiment that has just been constructed and will begin taking data in the forward region in a few months, as well as the Forward Physics Facility, a proposal to fully realize the potential of forward physics in the High Luminosity LHC era. 

 

 

Please use the Zoom link below to attend virtually:

https://osu.zoom.us/j/94858307115?pwd=K0JDMTROWVhIOUp6bU1sU0prZjNUZz09

Meeting ID: 948 5830 7115

Password: PRB1080