Collider Physics

by landonlehman

“When searching for these difficult signals in hadron collider environments, it is likely that we have to mainly deal with event-counting above the SM expectation, without ‘smoking-gun’ signatures.  Thus it is of foremost importance to fully understand the SM background processes, both for total production rates and for the shapes of kinematical distributions.  This should be recognized as a serious challenge to theorists working on collider phenomenology, in order to be in a good position for discovering new physics in hadron collider experiments.”

Tao Han, Collider Phenomenology: Basic Knowledge and Techniques, arXiv:hep-ph/0508097v1, 2005