Yang-Mills Theories at High-Energy Accelerators

Research paper by George Sterman

Indexed on: 06 Feb '16Published on: 06 Feb '16Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


I'll begin with a brief review of the triumph of Yang-Mills theory at particle accelerators, a development that began some years after their historic paper. This story reached a culmination, or at least local extremum, with the discovery at the Large Hadron Collider of a Higgs-like scalar boson in 2012. The talk then proceeds to a slightly more technical level, discussing how we derive predictions from the gauge field theories of the Standard Model and its extensions for use at high energy accelerators.