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Photon-Photon Collisions at LHC

Wednesday, 18.10.2017 14:00

Speakers: Prof. Valery Khoze (Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, UK)
Place: Conference hall in the building of the Institute of Physics, Na Slovance 2, Prague 8
Presented in English
Organisers: Division of Elementary Particle Physics

I discuss the possibilities for using the LHC as a photon colliding machine. I will demonstrate that the photon parton density in the proton is currently quite well known and consider the implications for LHC phenomenology. In addition, the colour singlet nature of the photon means that it can readily lead to exclusive or semi-exclusive events, with limited or no extra particle production in the final state. I show how such exclusive processes, in particular in combination with proton tagging measurements, provide a well understood environment in which to test the Standard Model and search for BSM physics.

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