Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 9th January 2013 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Stress-testing the Standard Model with Lattice QCD

Christine Davies (Glasgow University)


I will describe recent calculations using lattice QCD to determine meson masses, decay constants and weak and electromagnetic decay rates. These allow percent level tests of the Standard Model and accurate determination of quarks masses and the strong coupling constant. I will also discuss prospects for the future with STFC's new DiRAC High Performance Computing Facility.