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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.

  1. NOV

    22

    Friday

    HET Lunch Discussion

    "Update on the study of critical slowing down in lattice QCD ensemble generation algorithms"

    Presented by Chulwoo Jung, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    12:15 pm, Building 510, Room 2-160

    Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:15 pm

    Hosted by: Peter Denton

  2. NOV

    26

    Tuesday

    Physics Colloquium

    "A High Energy High-Luminosity Electron-Positron Collider using Energy Recovery Linacs"

    Presented by Thomas Roser, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    3:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 3:30 pm

    Hosted by: Dmitri Denisov / George Redlinger

    I will present an alternative approach for a high-energy high-luminosity electron-positron collider. Present designs for high-energy electron-positron colliders are either based on two storage rings with 100 km circumference with a maximum CM energy of 365 GeV or two large linear accelerators with a high energy reach but lower luminosity, especially at the lower initial CM energies. A collider based on storage rings has a high electric power consumption required to compensate for the beam energy losses from the 100 MW of synchrotron radiation power. Using an Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) located in the same-size 100 km tunnel would greatly reduce the beam energy losses while providing higher luminosity in this high-energy collider. Furthermore, this approach could allow for colliding fully polarized electron and positron beams and for extending the CM energy to 600 GeV, which would enable double-Higgs production and the production and measurements of the top Yukawa coupling.

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