Amplitudes, cross sections and precision physics at the LHC

Series: 
PPRC Seminars
Speaker: 
Simon Badger (Durham)
Host: 
Teppei Katori
Date: 
November 24th, 2017 at 13:30
Room: 
GO Jones Room 410
Abstract: 

The high energy data now coming in from the LHC experiments presents new opportunities to look for subtle deviations in the Standard Model (SM) that would give hints of new physics. Precision tests of the SM require hugely complex theoretical computations and traditional approaches are struggling to keep up with the improvements in experimental measurements. New ideas coming from the study of scattering amplitudes in super-symmetric gauge theory, gravity and string theories can give us hints of how to overcome these bottlenecks. In this talk I will outline the benefits of some of these new methods and show how they can help to improve theoretical predictions for collider experiments.

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