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AP/P Colloquium: Finding Beauty: The role of lattice QCD in high energy physics

Topic: 
Finding Beauty: The role of lattice QCD in high energy physics
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200 + Zoom
Speaker: 
Aida X. El-Khadra (Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Abstract / Description: 

Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of the strong interactions, is a beautifully simple quantum field theory which describes an extraordinary range of complex phenomena. A tour of the main features of QCD is followed by an introduction to lattice field theory, a nonperturbative approach to quantifying QCD effects. I will discuss the current status of lattice QCD calculations with a focus on results that are essential for unlocking the discovery potential of high energy experiments at the precision frontier.