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Project proposal: Laws of nature and condensed particle matter at LHC in the HIP Theory program 2008-2013 Project leader: Kimmo Tuominen Presentation for the Science Advisory Board of HIP Helsinki, 15.5.2007
The project Condensed particle matter Katri Huitu, prof. HYFL (Leader of the Helsinki group) Kimmo Tuominen, doc. JYFL (Project leader) 2 postdocs @ HYFL, HIP 3 graduate students @ HYFL 1 graduate student @ JYFL Funding from GRASPANP, foundations, HIP Kari J. Eskola, prof. JYFL Kimmo Tuominen, doc. JYFL 2 Postdocs @ JYFL, JYFL/HIP 5 graduate students @ JYFL Funding from GRASPANP, foundations, HIP BSM 1. Personnel & locations JYFL = Dept. Of Physics, Univ of Jyväskylä, SA = Academy of Finland HYFL= Dept. Of Phys.Sci., Univ of Helsinki, GRASPANP = Grad. Sch. For Particle & Nucl. Phys.
2. Physics 2.1 Beyond Standard Model (BSM) phenomenology Dynamics of symmetry breaking Electroweak symmetry, SUSY, CP Dynamics of flavor Rare decays, GUTs Origin of mass?Why generations? Supersymmetric models, models with extra dimensions, New gauge interactions Detailed collider phenomenology for Tevatron, LHC & ILC Dark matter observations Study fundamental questions by confronting theory with experiments Tevatron (Now) LHC (2008--)
2. Physics 2.2 Condensed particle matter Phases at high T and density QCD matter: critical point, EoS, transport coeff., color supercond., … Electroweak matter: order of the transition, … Properties of hot and dense matter? QCD, (B)SM Detailed collider phenomenology for RHIC, LHC/ALICE, GSI/SIS Astrophysical & Cosmological observations Study fundamental questions by confronting theory with experiments LHC/ALICE (2008--) BNL/RHIC (NOW) GSI/SIS (2012--)
Long traditions in Helsinki & Jyväskylä Closely interconnected –Collaborations: e.g. Eskola, Kajantie, Ruuskanen,Tuominen; Huitu, Maalampi –Contacts to experiments: e.g. Kinnunen, Lehti (HIP/Hki), Orava, Österberg (HYFL); Rak (JYFL) Common participation in international activities –EU & Nordic projects e.g. Huitu, Osland –European Graduate School (Giessen-Copenhagen-Hki-Jlä-Torino) –Workshops & Meetings Good international contacts –Collaborations with institutions in Europe, USA & Asia –Close contact with CERN
From past highlights (i) Dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking: New technicolor theories. (Sannino,Tuominen, PR D71 2005) Consistent with current data at 68 % confidence! Testable at LHC At LC: measure sneutrino and antisneutrino mixing information on neutrino sector parameters Honkavaara, Huitu, Roy, Phys. Rev. D73, 2006 how to measure the sneutrino-antisneutrino -mixing at the LHC ?
From past highlights (ii) Eskola, Honkanen, Niemi, Ruuskanen, Räsänen (05) RHIC data - test the approach - controlled LHC prediction - affects ALICE Comprehensive description of URHIC
to the future: BSM: collider phenomenology: SUSY, technicolor, extra dimensions, … nature of electroweak symmetry breaking CP-violation: B physics (CP breaking mechanism) rare decays: Hints about underlying new physics new particle searches: SUSY partners, technihadrons, new gauge bosons,… SUSY breaking: signals of different breaking mechanisms dark matter candidates: technihadrons, new heavy fermions (SUSY or non-SUSY) techniques: perturbative QFT, non-perturbative methods: lattice, dualities, eff. theories,… Condensed particle matter: QCD dynamics near T c : effective FTFTs of Polyakov loops & quark/chiral dofs. finite densities: location of the critical point URHIC & QGP – focus on LHC phenomenology: QGP initial state: production dynamics, gluon saturation/CGC, thermalization,... QGP evolution: EoS effects, predict flow effects for LHC, viscous effects QGP signals: jet E-losses, thermal em. probes vs. other hard probes,... techniques: eff. theories beyond mean fields, improved hydro codes, NLO pQCD analyses (nPDFs etc),...
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