Speaker: 
Christine Davies
Speaker affiliation: 
University of Glasgow
Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 14:15
Room: 
Building 04 (Law) 4003
Title: 
Stress-testing the Standard Model with lattice QCD
Abstract: 
Quarks are not accessible to direct experiment but calculations in lattice QCD give us the possibility of inferring their properties by comparison to experiment, particularly using very accurate results on 'gold-plated' meson masses and their weak and electromagnetic decay rates. I will describe recent calculations using lattice QCD on STFC’s new DiRAC facility that allow percent level tests of the Standard Model and accurate determination of parameters such as quark masses and CKM elements.