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TRISEP Summer School Lectures

21 Jul 2017, 13:07 UTC
TRISEP Summer School Lectures
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I'm up in Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, giving three hours of lectures on "Beyond the Standard Model physics and the LHC" for the TRISEP Summer School. Summer schools in physics are usually 2 week programs for graduate students, where they get a bunch of lecturers from different universities to come and cover a range of topics (usually within some general theme). It's a great opportunity for grad students to hear from a wider range of people than would be found at their home university, and meet the the cohort of fellow grad students. TRISEP this year is mostly experimental grad students, and mostly experimental grad students working on experiments in the underground labs (such as SNOLAB in Sudbury). I'm the only lecturer who's talking about Beyond the Standard Model physics in general (though specific topics like dark matter and neutrino physics are being covered in more detail by other lecturers), and the only one talking about the LHC. Given that, and the audience, I ended up giving a broad overview: first on the sort of things we theorists have reason to think must exist beyond the Standard Model, then how the LHC works (always entertaining to have a theorist ...

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