HMC Physics Colloquium

Tuesdays at 16:30 in Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, Room B460

Maria Spiropulu

Caltech

Results from the Highest Energy Proton Collisions at the LHC

April 3, 2012

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the largest and most complex scientific undertaking ever attempted. Its results will determine the future directions of high-energy physics. The LHC produced 7 TeV proton-proton collisions in 2010 and 2011, and it is expected to produce 14 TeV proton-proton collisions in 2014. Currently it is ramping up for the upcoming run at 8 TeV (2012). In this talk I will discuss the science and technology of the high energy collisions and focus on the game-changing methodologies and results in the search for the new physics at the TeV scale.