Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 15th October 2008 at 1:30pm
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

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

Particle Production from a HERA perspective

Dr Dan Traynor (Queen Mary)

Particle production in ep collisions are sensitive to many different aspects of QCD; parton dynamics, fragmentation and hadronisation models, instantons, pentaquarks, multiple interactions, etc... What is common amongst all these studies is that QCD is unable to give exact predictions and various assumptions have to be made in order to construct models of the physics processes. I will present a brief overview of QCD and its limitations and some recent results from H1 will be presented together with a comparison to QCD models and with observations made in e+e-, ppbar and even heavy iron interactions.