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.