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LHC 2010: Summary of the Odyssey So Far and Near-Term Prospects (2/3)

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Titel LHC 2010: Summary of the Odyssey So Far and Near-Term Prospects (2/3)
Herausgeber European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
Erscheinungsjahr 2011
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Physik
Abstract In 2010, the LHC delivered proton-proton collisions at an energy of 7 TeV, significantly higher than what was previously attained. This has allowed the experiments to complete the commissioning of the detectors and to perform early measurements of key standard model processes. The inclusive production of particles, jets and photons, the observation of onia and heavy-flavored meson decays, the measurement of the W and Z cross sections, and the observation of top-quark production and decay constitute a full set of measurements which form the base from which searches for physics beyond the standard model can be launched. The results from a number of searches for supersymmetry and some exotic signatures are now appearing. The lectures will review this impressive list of physics achievements from 2010 and consider briefly what 2011 may bring.

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