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Testing the Standard Model with Lattice QCD

Ruth Van De Water, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
PAA A-102

​I discuss the role of lattice Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in precision tests of the particle-physics Standard Model. I first present an introduction to numerical lattice QCD and show some recent calculations that validate the methodology. I then describe recent tests of the Standard Model in the quark-flavor sector, focusing on searches for deviations from the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) framework and for deviations in B decay rates to final states with tau leptons that may be due to the presence of a charged Higgs boson. Finally I discuss opportunities for lattice QCD to aid in tests of the Standard Model over the next decade at upcoming experiments at the intensity frontier.

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