Physics Department Colloquium - Dr. Shreya Chakdar, Assistant Professor of Physics at College of Holy Cross, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Particle Physics (KITP) Scholar "Frontiers of New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider"

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:00 pm
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via Zoom

The Standard Model of Particle physics is currently the most successful and predictive theory in understanding the elementary particles and their interactions. Along with Standard Model's achievements, however, there are several experimental observations that suggest the presence of Beyond the Standard Model Physics (BSM) or simply “New physics”. New physics is also essential for solving theoretical/conceptual problems present in the Standard Model. Numerous theoretical and experimental studies have already been performed in the search for BSM physics by the Particle Physics community, particularly after the commissioning of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN, Geneva. Twenty-six countries have come together and invested over 13 billion dollars in this largest man-made machine ever built and with the LHC currently operating at the 13 TeV energy, this is the right time to explore the New Physics models and test them against the experimental constraints. Along with my theoretical research topics, I will discuss the background, current status and future prospects of the New Physics beyond the Standard Model with special emphasis on research projects on Supersymmetry, Neutrinos and Dark Matter at the LHC. I will also emphasize on the proposed undergraduate research involvement and discuss about the prospects of interdisciplinary research collaborations in this setting. 

 

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Zoom Link: https://wpi.zoom.us/j/95768287928?pwd=ZVBKK2RSUk8rcDF2aWYyRTlZdTVkUT09

Zoom Meeting ID: 957 6828 7928

Zoom Passcode: 810435

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