The High Energy Theory Group has active programs in all areas of particle physics, encompassing Standard Model and beyond, and lattice gauge techniques. Topics of interest include electroweak symmetry breaking and related phenomena, collider physics, precision measurements, physics of flavor, higher order calculations, neutrino interactions, phenomenology of dark sectors, and particle cosmology.
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Physics Department Summer Lectures 2020
"Introduction to high energy spin physics"
Presented by Yoshitaka Hatta, BNL
12 pm, https://bluejeans.com/832459133
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
Hosted by: Peter Petreczky
In the first part, I give an elementary introduction to hadron physics and QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics), and explain how scattering experiments allow us to probe the internal structure of the proton. In the second part, I focus on spin physics. I introduce the notion of spin in particle physics and then point out that understanding the spin of a composite particle (in particular the proton) is an fascinating subfield of QCD. I give an overview of the basic problems and the current experimental/theoretical status, as well as an outlook for the future.