Instantons are non-perturbative phenomena arising in field theory with degenerate vacua. They are one of the few remaining predictions of the Standard Model that has not been experimentally observed. Discovering instantons at a collider would be another piece of evidence for our current model of QCD and help to understand the vacuum structure of the standard model.
We will discuss the most recent calculation of the instanton cross section at hadron colliders before moving on to discuss their collider signature. We talk about shape variables as possible discriminating variables and how we might potentially discover instantons at the LHC.
[talk based on https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.02287]
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|Length of talk||15-25 minutes|
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