Physics & Astronomy Colloquium: Prof. Susan Gardner, University of Kentucky


Location: 118 Nieuwland Science Hall (View on map )

QCD for Beyond Standard Model Physics

Professor Susan Gardner
Physics & Astronomy
University of Kentucky

Questions that drive searches for physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM) include the physical origin of the cosmic baryon asymmetry and of dark matter. Quark dynamics, as realized through the theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), can appear in these studies in very different ways. In this talk, I develop these possibilities explicitly, first describing the role of QCD in ultra-sensitive searches for new physics, particularly at low energies, and then turning to how its features could be exploited in describing the undiscovered universe, along with the essential observational and experimental tests that could confirm them.

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