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New Physics at FASER - ForwArd Search ExpeRiment at the LHC

TYPEHigh Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker:Iftah Galon
Time:11:30 - 12:30
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

New physics has traditionally been expected in the high-p_T region at high-energy collider experiments.
If new particles are light and weakly-coupled, however, this focus may be completely misguided, as light particles are produced predominantly in the forward region, typically within a few mrad of the beam line. Such particles are often long-lived, and can propagate through matter without interacting, before decaying. At the high-energies of the LHC, their propagation distances are enhanced, and can be relatively long on LHC scales.
In this talk I will present FASER: the ForwArd Search ExpeRiment at the LHC, an innovative new experimental proposal that is in the final approval stages at CERN. FASER will look for new light weakly-coupled long-lived particles using a small and inexpensive detector that will be placed along the beam collision axis, downstream from CERN's ATLAS detector, and after the beam line has curved.
FASER's expected new physics reach is comparable to, and complementary to, much larger, and more expensive proposed experiments. I will explore the theoretical aspects, and review the recent experimental developments.