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Physics Colloquium: The International Linear Collider Project and the SiD Detector
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102

Dr. Andrew White (UT Arlington)

This talk will describe the International Linear Collider (ILC) Project proposed to be hosted by Japan. The ILC accelerator is a 30km electron-positron collider with center-of-mass energies ranging from 250 GeV to above 1 TeV. The physics motivation for the ILC will be introduced in the context of recent discoveries, notably the Higgs Boson. The precision study of the properties of the Higgs boson, the keystone of the Standard Model of high energy physics, will be a centerpiece of the ILC physics program.  The Standard Model describes a huge body of experimental data from accelerators very well, but fails miserably to account for such phenomena as dark matter or dark energy, and so must be replaced by a new theory.  Understanding the nature of the new theory requires the measurement of the Higgs boson properties with a precision beyond that attainable at the LHC. The ILC physics program will also include precision studies of the top quark, searches for new physics in areas difficult or impossible at the LHC. The SiD Detector designed for the ILC will be described. It will deliver superb performance for high precision Higgs and Top measurements, and will have excellent sensitivity to a wide range of possible new phenomena. Details of the proposed implementation of the SiD subsystems, as driven by the physics requirements, together with recent changes to the overall design and assembly procedures, will be given. Integration with the accelerator, the push-pull mechanism, and the assembly logistics at the Kitakami site will be described, with an estimated timeline for construction in relation to the overall ILC Project.

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Michael Kesden, 972-883-3598
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