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Particles, Astrophysics, and Nuclear Physics Seminar

Thursday, May 13, 2010
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Gant Science Complex P-121

Dr. Guilherme Milhano, from CENTRA, IST Lisbon and CERN, will present, “Initial Conditions for LHC Collisions.” Proton-proton and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the LHC will probe components of the colliding objects which carry a very small fraction of their longitudinal momentum (small Bjorken-x). While the standard evolution schemes based on collinear factorization are expected to fail in such a kinematical domain, non-linear QCD offers the possibility to safely determine the initial conditions for these collisions. I will present results from global fits yielding the necessary input for the calculation of physical observables. I will also highlight the importance of proton-nucleus collisions (yet to be approved) to test the fundamental assumptions underlying the standard extraction of nuclear initial conditions in the form of nuclear parton distribution functions.

More information available at: www.physics.uconn.edu

Admission Fee: None

Contact:

Dawn Rawlinson dawn.rawlinson@uconn.edu 486-4916

UConn Physics Department

Physics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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