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
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.