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LHC Phenomenology by Einan Gardi

This book covers a very broad spectrum of experimental and theoretical activity in particle physics, from the searches for the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model, to detailed studies of Quantum Chromodynamics, the B-physics sectors and the properties of hadronic matter at high energy density as realised in heavy-ion collisions.

Starting with a basic introduction to the Standard Model and its most likely extensions, the opening section of the book presents an overview of the theoretical and phenomenological framework of hadron collisions, and current theoretical models of frontier physics. In part II, discussion of the theory is supplemented by chapters on the detector capabilities and search strategies, as well as an overview of the main detector components, the initial calibration procedures and physics samples, and early LHC results. Part III completes the volume with a description of the physics behind Monte Carlo event generators, and a broad introduction to the main statistical methods used in high energy physics.

LHC Phenomenology covers all of these topics at a pedagogical level, with the aim of providing young particle physicists with the basic tools required for future work on the various LHC experiments. It will also serve as a useful reference text for those working in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319053615
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Scottish Graduate Series
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 355
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Nigel Glover
Department of Physics
University of Durham
Science Laboratories
South Rd
Durham DH1 3LE
United Kingdom

Aidan Robson
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

Einan Gardi
The Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Edinburgh
Kings Buildings, Mayfield Road
Edinburgh EH9 3JZ
United Kingdom

Table of Contents

Higgs/Electroweak in the SM and the MSSM.- Introduction to Flavour Physics.- Beyond the Standard Model Phenomenology and the Electroweak Symmetry Breaking.- Probing the Standard Model at Hadron Colliders.- Higgs Boson Searches.- Flavour Physics in the LHC Era.- Searches for New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider.- Monte Carlo Event Generators.- Statistics for Searches at the LHC.

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