KEK素粒子原子核研究所・理論セミナー(櫻井一樹 氏)

  • 分類 理論セミナー
  • 開始 2016/07/27(水)15:00
  • 終了 2016/07/27(水)16:00
  • 会場 研究本館1階会議室1
  • 講演タイトル Search for Sphalerons: LHC vs. IceCube
  • 講演者 櫻井 一樹 氏 (Durham Univ.)
  • 言語 英語/English
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In a recent paper, Tye and Wong (TW) have argued that sphaleron-induced transitions in high-energy interactions should be enhanced compared to previous calculations, based on a construction of a Bloch wave function in the periodic sphaleron potential and the corresponding pass band structure. In this talk, I present our resent work studying future prospects of observing sphaleron transitions at high energy hadron colliders and IceCube, based on TW results. I first discuss the production rate and possible signatures of the sphaleron-induced processes at high energy hadron colliders. We recast the early ATLAS Run-2 search for microscopic black holes to constrain the rate of sphaleron transitions at 13 TeV LHC. In the second half of the talk, I will discuss the possibility of observing sphaleron transitions induced by cosmogenic neutrinos at IceCube. I calculate the sphaleron event rate at IceCube and discuss the signature of such events. Finally I compare the performance of the sphaleron searches at the LHC and IceCube and find complementarity of these experiments.