Physics at Virginia

"Photons in the spotlight "

Daniel Tapia Takaki , University of Kansas
[Host: Simonetta Liutu]

The study of ultraperipheral nuclear collisions (UPCs) is breaking new grounds in fundamental physics. Although experiments at BNL RHIC and at the CERN LHC are not designed to exploit photon-induced interactions there is a plethora of recent results on UPCs in a wide variety of subjects:  imaging the nucleus, studying fundamental electromagnetic and electroweak processes, probing the Quark-Gluon Plasma,  and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. In this talk, we will discuss a selection of recent UPC studies, as well as new directions in light of new theoretical and phenomenological studies, including novel applications of quantum mechanics.

Friday, November 10, 2023
3:30 PM
Clark Hall, Room 107
Note special room.


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