5. Theoretical Physics (CSN4)

Walking through the Phase Diagram of Gauge Theories. Subtitle: And what this has to do with the LHC

by Elisabetta Pallante (Gronigen University)

Europe/Rome
Auletta Seminari (LNF)

Auletta Seminari

LNF

Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)
Description
The dynamics of non abelian gauge theories is rich, from confinement to asymptotic freedom. QCD is a known example. What happens when we vary the matter content of the theory? Conformal symmetry emerges again as a result of the modified dynamics. What has to be understood is how this precisely happens, and where in parameter space. I will review recent progress and challenges, and what all this has to do with the physics at the LHC.
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