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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, April 20, 2012
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. Raman Sundrum
Department of Physics
University of Maryland

"Warped Dimensions and the LHC''

The most powerful particle collider yet, the CERN Large Hadron Collider, is exploring the unification of Electromagnetism and the Weak Nuclear Force. One possibility for what lurks in this mysterious regime are Extra Spacetime Dimensions. I will discuss how we imagine such new dimensions, the case for thinking they might be within reach of the LHC, and what they would look like if found. In the process we will understand the central physics and big questions that frame particle physics research in general. The scenario of "warped'' extra dimensions provides a highly visualizable and geometric approach to the subject.

Refreshments will be served in CP 179 at 3:15 PM