Particle Physics Seminar, 18 Dec 2002

Particle Physics Seminar

Date: Wednesday 18th December 2002

Title: HERA-II Physics and Present Status

Speaker: Oliver Henshaw (Birmingham)

At both the Zeus and H1 detectors at HERA 27.6GeV electrons are collided with 920GeV proton beams, offering insight into the structure of the proton and a unique testing ground for rare processes and physics beyond the standard model. The recently completed Hera-II upgrade offers a substantial increase in delivered luminosity and polarised electron beams as a tool to further constrain quark/gluon structure in the proton.

Hera II has made significant progress in understanding the behaviour of the new machine and reducing backgrounds to an acceptable level and is collecting it's first set of new data now.

This Particle Physics Seminar takes place in room Orlit O02 on Wednesday at 1315. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at 1300.