High Energy Physics Seminar

Speaker: Tim Raben, MSU

Title:  Looking for Pomerons at the LHC

Refreshments available at 1:30 pm.

Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Type: Seminar
Location: 1400 BPS Bldg.

The Pomeron is a composite object that plays a cen­tral role in the beha­vior of high energy scat­tering. When measur­ing deep inelas­tic scat­tering cross sec­tions and proton-proton total cross sec­tions it has been use­ful in describing data. How­ever, we have yet to see defini­tively clear sig­natures of Pomeron effects involv­ing LHC col­lisions. In this talk I will brief­ly answer the ques­tion: what is a Pomeron and why is it impor­tant? The talk will then give an over­view on some searches for BFKL-Pomeron (i.e. the pertur­bative Pomeron) ef­fects at the LHC, de­scribe some new theo­retical and numer­ical tech­niques, and brief­ly men­tion where we might see hints of a non-per­turba­tive holo­graphic Pomeron.