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Large Hadron Collider Phenomenology

1st Edition

Edited by M. Kramer, F.J.P. Soler

CRC Press

473 pages

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Hardback: 9780750309868
pub: 2004-09-30
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With the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) under construction and due to come online in 2007, it is appropriate to engage in a focused review on LHC phenomenology. At a time when most of the experimental effort is centered on detector construction and software development, it is vitally important to direct the experimental community and, in particular, new researchers on the physics phenomena expected from the LHC. Large Hadron Collider Phenomenology covers the capabilities of LHC, from searches for the Higgs boson and physics beyond the standard model to detailed studies of quantum chromodynamics, the B-physics sectors, and the properties of hadronic matter at high energy density as realized in heavy-ion collisions.

Written by experienced researchers and experimentalists, this reference examines the basic properties and potentials of the machine, detectors, and software required for physics analyses. The book starts with a basic introduction to the standard model and its applications to the phenomena observed at high energy collisions. Later chapters describe the key technological challenges facing the construction of the LHC machine, the operating detectors of the LHC, and the vast computing grid needed to analyze the data. In the final sections, the contributors discuss the quark-gluon plasma (QGP), explore questions and predictions for the LHC program, and examine the physics opportunities of the LHC using information from the forward region.

By surveying the difficult challenges of the LHC development while also assessing the novel processes that the LHC will perform, Large Hadron Collider Phenomenology aids less seasoned physicists as well as existing researchers in discovering the numerous possibilities of the LHC.

Reviews

"…a really complete coverage of all aspects relevant to LHC physics with a sufficiently rich bibliography to pursue in-depth reading. … In summary, this book is an excellent introduction to LHC physics for any person entering the field now…"

- Daniel Froidevaux, CERN Courier

"With such potentially momentous events in the offing, it would be a good idea (wouldn't it?) if someone were to set out, in a single handy volume, what the theories are that the LHC is intended to investigate, how it works, and what one might actually expect to see. Well, someone has-namely the organizers and lecturers of SUSSP 57, the 57th Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics. …the lectures were designed to be accessible to a fairly broad readership within the particle-physics community. …my personal highlight in these proceedings is the set of lectures by Rüdiger Schmidt, whose delightfully lucid account of the LHC's design and construction, …convey clearly both the physical principles involved and the immensity of the technical achievement that the completed LHC will represent. …these lectures contain an extremely valuable collection of material, skillfully presented by people who are among the leaders in their fields."

-Professor I. D. Lawrie, Contemporary Physics

Table of Contents

PART I STANDARD MODEL AND BEYOND

STANDARD MODEL FOUNDATIONS

STANDARD MODEL PHENOMENOLOGY

BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL

PART II LARGE HADRON COLLIDER TECHNOLOGY

THE LHC ACCELERATOR AND ITS CHALLENGES

GENERAL PURPOSE DETECTORS AT THE LHC

THE LHC GRID COMPUTING

PART III PHYSICS AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

HIGGS AND NEW PHYSICS SEARCHES

B PHYSICS

HEAVY ION PHYSICS AT THE LHC

FORWARD PHYSICS AT THE LHC

About the Series

Scottish Graduate Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics