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Kolokvij IRB-a: Vector Boson Scattering - Status and prospects for the Large hadron collider and beyond

Oct 23rd 2023 14:00
III. krilo

Pozivamo Vas na predavanje u okviru Kolokvija IRB-a: VECTOR BOSON SCATTERING: STATUS AND PROSPECTS FOR THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER AND BEYOND, koje će održati dr. sc. Richard Ruiz, Institute for Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science (IFJ PAN), Poland.

The scattering of electroweak bosons at TeV-scale super colliders is a powerful mechanism that probes spin and charge configurations inaccessible to quark and gluon scattering. Electroweak vector boson scattering (VBS) processes therefore give unique insights into the Standard Model's gauge and Higgs sectors, as well as into models of new physics.

In this talk, we review experimental results and theoretical developments of VBS at the Large Hadron Collider, its high luminosity upgrade, and its potential successors. Richard Ruiz is a specialist in collider physics, and particularly searches for violations of lepton symmetries using electroweak boson scattering at the Large Hadron Collider.

After earning his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 on the topic "hadron collider tests of neutrino mass models", Richard moved to Durham University's Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in the UK. In 2018, he moved to the Universite Catholique de Louvain's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology and finally joined the Institute for Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science (IFJ PAN) in Krakow, in 2020.

He is credited in his habilitation with "influential theoretical contributions to understanding and using vector boson scattering as a probe of new physics at the Large Hadron Collider, its high-luminosity upgrade, and future high-energy collider experiments," which is the topic of this colloquium.

Despite being a theorist investigating fundamental aspects of collider theory, Richard is heavily involved in experimental activities at CERN due to his work on developing user-friendly simulation tools.

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