High Energy seminar: "Far forward neutrino detectors at the high luminosity LHC"

Dr. Milind Diwan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
- | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C2

The Forward Physics Facility (FPF) is  a cavern with the space and infrastructure to support a suite of far-forward experiments at the Large Hadron Collider during the High Luminosity era. Located along the beam collision axis and shielded from the interaction point by at least 100 m of concrete and rock, the FPF will house experiments that will detect particles outside the acceptance of the existing large LHC experiments and will observe rare and exotic processes in a low-background environment. I will talk about  the current status of plans for the FPF, including recent progress in civil engineering in identifying promising sites for the FPF and the experiments currently envisioned. We briefly review the  physics topics that will be advanced by the FPF, including searches for long-lived particles, probes of dark matter and dark sectors, high-statistics studies of TeV neutrinos of all three flavors, aspects of perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, and high-energy astroparticle physics.  And then discuss the nature of detectors that are needed for this adventure including a liquid argon TPC with will push the state of the art for such detectors.