Feb 04, 2021 3:45 pm - Virtual - Colloquium
Jonathan Feng - UCI
Faster, Smaller, Cheaper: Looking Forward to New Discoveries at the LHC

For decades the leading attempts to find new fundamental particles have been large undertakings, requiring decades of effort, thousands of physicists, and billions of dollars.  More recently, however, new ideas have led to novel opportunities for discovery with relatively fast, small, and cheap experiments in the so-called forward region at particle colliders. In this talk, I will explain how this new approach came to be; describe FASER, the Forward Search Experiment at the LHC; and speculate about what a discovery could mean for our understanding of the universe.