Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 7th March 2012 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 1:15pm)

Diffractive Interaction at the LHC

Tim Martin (Birmingham)


An investigation of the diffractive proton-proton interactions which make up over 20% of the inelastic cross section at the LHC but are poorly described by current phenomenological models. I will look at how uncertainties in the diffractive cross section limit our ability to measure the total cross section at the LHC.