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Edward Glover

Professor Edward Glover

Research Fellow

Organisation

University of Durham

Research summary

After the extremely successful start of proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider, we now stand on the brink of a new era of discovery for particle physics. The new record energy and ever increasing luminosity will push the boundaries of our understanding of the inner workings of Nature at the most fundamental level. At the very least, the LHC will explore the source of electro-weak symmetry breaking and explain why the weak interaction is weak. But it will also explore the energy regimes of many of the proposed extensions of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. However, our ability to utilise the full potential of the LHC in guiding such efforts depends crucially on furthering our theoretical understanding of the SM, and our skills in making precise predictions for the observables relevant for the experimental search for the unexpected. All processes at the LHC are influenced by the strong interaction and we therefore rely on a detailed understanding of the strong interaction. This may be by measuring the parameters of the theory, such as the strong coupling, more precisely, or by making more precise (higher-order) predictions of signal processes, such as the Higgs boson production in association with jets, or simply of background processes like jet production. Progress on all fronts is needed for the successful interpretation of data from the high energy frontier.

Grants awarded

Precision strong interaction cross sections and new phenomena at the LHC

Scheme: Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Dates: Oct 2008 - Sep 2013

Value: £50,000