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Presentation for the Science Advisory Board of HIP Helsinki, 15.5.2007. Project proposal: Laws of nature and condensed particle matter at LHC in the HIP Theory program 2008-2013. Project leader: Kimmo Tuominen. 1. Personnel & locations. The project. BSM. Condensed particle matter.

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Presentation for the Science Advisory Board of HIP

Helsinki, 15.5.2007

Project proposal:Laws of nature and condensed particle matter at LHCin the HIP Theory program 2008-2013

Project leader:

Kimmo Tuominen

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1. Personnel & locations

The project

BSM

Condensed particle matter

Katri Huitu, prof. HYFL

(Leader of the Helsinki group)

Kimmo Tuominen, doc. JYFL

(Project leader)

2 postdocs @ HYFL, HIP

3 graduate students @ HYFL

1 graduate student @ JYFL

Funding from GRASPANP, foundations, HIP

Kari J. Eskola, prof. JYFL

Kimmo Tuominen, doc. JYFL

2 Postdocs @ JYFL, JYFL/HIP

5 graduate students @ JYFL

Funding from GRASPANP, foundations, HIP

JYFL = Dept. Of Physics, Univ of Jyväskylä, SA = Academy of Finland

HYFL= Dept. Of Phys.Sci., Univ of Helsinki, GRASPANP = Grad. Sch. For Particle & Nucl. Phys.

2 physics
2. Physics

Study fundamental questions

2.1 Beyond Standard Model (BSM) phenomenology

Tevatron (Now)

Origin of mass?

Why generations?

  • Dynamics of symmetry breaking
      • Electroweak symmetry, SUSY, CP
    • Dynamics of flavor
      • Rare decays, GUTs

LHC (2008--)

by confronting theory

  • Supersymmetric models,
  • models with extra dimensions,
  • New gauge interactions

ILC/CLIC

with experiments

  • Detailed collider phenomenology for Tevatron, LHC & ILC
  • Dark matter observations
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2. Physics

BNL/RHIC

(NOW)

Study fundamental questions

2.2 Condensed particle matter

Properties of hot and dense matter?

  • Phases at high T and density
  • QCD matter:
    • critical point, EoS, transport coeff., color supercond., …
  • Electroweak matter:
    • order of the transition, …

LHC/ALICE

(2008--)

by confronting theory

  • QCD, (B)SM

GSI/SIS

(2012--)

with experiments

  • Detailed collider phenomenology for
  • RHIC, LHC/ALICE, GSI/SIS
  • Astrophysical & Cosmological observations
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Long traditions in Helsinki & Jyväskylä
  • Closely interconnected
    • Collaborations:

e.g. Eskola, Kajantie, Ruuskanen,Tuominen; Huitu, Maalampi

    • Contacts to experiments: e.g. Kinnunen, Lehti (HIP/Hki),

Orava, Österberg (HYFL); Rak (JYFL)

  • Common participation in international activities
    • EU & Nordic projects e.g. Huitu, Osland
    • European Graduate School (Giessen-Copenhagen-Hki-Jlä-Torino)
    • Workshops & Meetings
  • Good international contacts
    • Collaborations with institutions in Europe, USA & Asia
    • Close contact with CERN
from past highlights i
From past highlights (i)

Honkavaara, Huitu, Roy,

Phys. Rev. D73, 2006

  • how to measure the
  • sneutrino-antisneutrino
  • -mixing at the LHC ?

At LC: measure sneutrino and antisneutrino mixing

 information on neutrino sector parameters

  • Dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking:
  • New technicolor theories.
    • (Sannino,Tuominen, PR D71 2005)
  • Consistent with current data
  • at 68 % confidence!
  • Testable at LHC
from past highlights ii
From past highlights (ii)

Comprehensive description of URHIC

RHIC data - test the approach - controlled LHC prediction - affects ALICE

Eskola, Honkanen, Niemi,

Ruuskanen, Räsänen (05)

to the future
to the future:
  • BSM:
  • collider phenomenology: SUSY, technicolor, extra dimensions, …
          • nature of electroweak symmetry breaking
          • CP-violation: B physics (CP breaking mechanism)
          • rare decays: Hints about underlying new physics
          • new particle searches: SUSY partners, technihadrons, new gauge bosons,…
          • SUSY breaking: signals of different breaking mechanisms
  • dark matter candidates:technihadrons, new heavy fermions (SUSY or non-SUSY)
  • techniques:perturbative QFT, non-perturbative methods: lattice, dualities, eff. theories,…
  • Condensed particle matter:
  • QCDdynamics near Tc:effective FTFTs of Polyakov loops & quark/chiral dofs.
  • finite densities:location of the critical point
  • URHIC & QGP – focus on LHC phenomenology:
          • QGP initial state:production dynamics, gluon saturation/CGC, thermalization,...
          • QGP evolution:EoS effects, predict flow effects for LHC, viscous effects
          • QGP signals:jet E-losses, thermal em. probes vs. other hard probes,...
  • techniques:eff. theories beyond mean fields, improved hydro codes, NLO pQCD analyses (nPDFs etc), ...
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Within the HIP project:

  • combined resources & expertise,
  • intensified researcher training,
  • growth of the fields in hosting institutions
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