Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 2th November 2011 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

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

Future High Energy Electron-Proton Scattering: The LHeC Project

Paul Newman (Birmingham)


The LHeC project aims to supplement the CERN machine infrastructure with a (nominally 60 GeV) electron accelerator, producing electron-proton collisions at an instantaneous luminosity of order 10^33 cm^-2 s^-1 simultaneously with the existing LHC proton-proton collisions. An electron-ion programme is also foreseen. This seminar will focus mainly on the physics potential of an LHeC with this specification and will also briefly cover accelerator and detector aspects.