Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

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

The ICHEP'12 Conference: Soft Strong Interactions and Higgs Bosons

Paul Newman (Birmingham University)

This is an expanded version of the plenary talk on Soft and Semi-hard strong interactions from the ICHEP'12 conference in Melbourne, Australia. The bulk of the talk will cover selected highlights in the recent development of our understanding of elastic, diffractive and total cross sections, multi-parton interactions, energy flow and other global event observables from the LHC and elsewhere. Some general remarks on the conference, where the observation of a Higgs-like particle was first announced, will also be included.