Date: Wednesday 4th December 2002
Title: HERA Physics as a Preparation for the LHC
Speaker: Dr. Jon Butterworth (UCL)
As well as giving unrivalled precision on the structure of the proton from deep inelastic scattering, HERA can also mimic a hadron-hadron collider. In both cases it functions as a precision QCD machine with the possibility for selecting several independent hard energy scales. Existing data from HERA I and possible measurements at HERA II thus allow calculations for jet and heavy flavour production to be confronted with a wide variety of precise data. Examples are given of how the understanding of these processes impacts directly on the physics potential of the LHC.