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Date: Tuesday—April 19, 2011 (NOTE: DAY AND DATE)
Speaker: Professor Sarah Eno, Physics Department, University of Maryland
Topic: The LHC: Results from the Energy Frontier
Time and Location: Talk starts at 1:00 pm with Q&A to follow. It will be held in one of the first floor conference rooms at the American Center for Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD. This is located off River Road, between Kenilworth Ave. and Paint Branch Parkway.
Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider, a proton-proton collider located in Geneva, Switzerland, has finally commenced operation, thus opening the first new laboratory-based energy frontier since the commissioning of the Tevatron in the mid-1980's. In this talk, I will discuss results from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and from lead-ion collisions at 2.76 TeV per nuclear pair. I will discuss the performance of the experiments, comparison of data with expectations from production of the known standard model particles, searches for new particles, and some new results on soft interactions of particles via the strong force.
Biography: Sarah Eno received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and did post-doctorial work at the University of Chicago before taking a faculty position at the University of Maryland. She is interested in searching for new particles and precision tests of quantum chromodynamics using W and Z bosons. She is a Fellow of the APS.