PhilSci Archive

On the eve of the LHC: conceptual questions in high-energy physics

Grinbaum, Alexei (2008) On the eve of the LHC: conceptual questions in high-energy physics. In: [2008] Perspective in Physics and Philosophy, Paris 16-19 June.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (460Kb) | Preview

    Abstract

    We start by remarks on the scientific and societal context of today's theoretical physics. Major classes of models for physics to be explored at the LHC are then reviewed. This leads us to propose an LHC timeline and a list of potential effects on theoretical physics and the society. We then explore three conceptual questions connected with the LHC physics: symmetry (and symmetry breaking), effective field theory, and fine tuning.


    Export/Citation:EndNote | BibTeX | Dublin Core | ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago) | HTML Citation | OpenURL
    Social Networking:

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: LHC, Higgs boson, symmetry, effective theory, fine tuning
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
    Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] Perspective in Physics and Philosophy, Paris 16-19 June
    Depositing User: Alexei Grinbaum
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:16
    Item ID: 4088
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4088

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads