Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

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Amitava Datta, B. Mukhopadhyaya, A. Raychaudhuri
Springer Science & Business Media, May 30, 2010 - Science - 247 pages
In an epoch when particle physics is awaiting a major step forward, the Large Hydron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva will soon be operational. It will collide a beam of high energy protons with another similar beam circulation in the same 27 km tunnel but in the opposite direction, resulting in the production of many elementary particles some never created in the laboratory before. It is widely expected that the LHC will discover the Higgs boson, the particle which supposedly lends masses to all other fundamental particles. In addition, the question as to whether there is some new law of physics at such high energy is likely to be answered through this experiment. The present volume contains a collection of articles written by international experts, both theoreticians and experimentalists, from India and abroad, which aims to acquaint a non-specialist with some basic issues related to the LHC. At the same time, it is expected to be a useful, rudimentary companion of introductory exposition and technical expertise alike, and it is hoped to become unique in its kind. The fact that there is substantial Indian involvement in the entire LHC endeavour, at all levels including fabrication, physics analysis procedures as well as theoretical studies, is also amply brought out in the collection.
 

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Contents

Overall Motivation
1
The Standard Model and BeyondLEPSLCTevatron and the LHC
11
Accelerator Physics and Technological Challenges of the LHC
23
Challenges to SoftwareComputing for Experimentation at the LHC
37
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking at the LHC
47
Prospects of Searches for the Higgs Boson at the LHC
75
QCD at the Large Hadron ColliderHiggs Searches and Some NonSUSY Extensions Beyond the SM
90
A Quest for Quarkgluon Plasma
105
Strong Gauge Boson Scattering at the LHC
145
Signatures of Supersymmetry at the LHC
156
Dark Matter and the LHC
179
Using Tau Polarisation for Charged Higgs Boson and SUSY Searches at the LHC
205
Extra Spacetime Dimensions and the LHC
213
Universal Extra Dimensions
240
Selected figures presented in colour
248
Copyright

Search and Study of Quarkgluon Plasma at the CERNLHC
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