Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 13:30

(coffee served at 13:15)

Testing the Standard Model effectively at the LHC

Robert Schoefbeck (HEPY Wien)


While the standard model of particle physics successfully describes most phenomena at the high energy frontier, it is unclear whether its validity extends beyond that. Potential deviations lead to observable discrepancies in the highly energetic tails in event samples with top quarks, massive gauge bosons, and the Higgs boson. Recently, SM effective field theory has been used to tackle this problem and systematically exploit such measurements' cross-talk. I review the recent experimental results, their impact on our description of the TeV scale, and provide an outlook for the future.