Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 4th June 2014 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

The High Luminosity Programme for LHC

Nikos Konstantinidis (University College, London)


As the LHC machine and experiments are preparing frantically to start data taking at design energy and luminosity (and slightly above), an equally intense and exciting programme of R&D and physics studies is ongoing for the High Luminosity (HL-) LHC project, proposed to start in about 10 years, that would deliver around 3000/fb to each of ATLAS and CMS by the mid-2030s. I will discuss the science case for HL-LHC, the challenges for the accelerator and the experiments, and the ongoing R&D, particularly on the tracking and triggering systems of the experiments.