Forward Physics with intact protons at the LHC

by Prof. Christophe Royon (The University of Kansas)

We will start by describing how the LHC data can lead to new insights in the proton structure in terms of Quantum Chromodynamics. The second part of the talk will be dedicated to photon induced processes that lead to unprecedented precision on quartic anomalous couplings at the LHC which are sensitive, for instance, to extra-dimensions in the universe or Axion-like particles. We will finish by briefly describing the detectors developed for this physics and in particular the fast timing detectors developed at the University of Kansas.