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Events in Physics
Title: Portals Into Physics Beyond The Standard Model    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 03/28/2011
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 Le Conte Hall
Speaker: Ann Nelson
Affiliation: Professor of Physics, University of Washington
Contact Person: Sarah Wittmer   (510) 642-3034
Details:

It is generally expected that the LHC will find new physics by discovering heavy particles at the energy frontier, however it is possible that some new physics is associated with lower energies but weak couplings. I will explain why in general studies of the physics of neutral long lived particles  offer special opportunities for the discovery of physics beyond the standard model.  For instance  neutrino oscillations are uniquely sensitive to  potential exotic new fermions and forces.