Electroweak physics at LHC talk at Aspen 2022

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In March, the Aspen Center for Physics hosted their winter conference for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic in an in-person format. This edition of the conference was titled “New methods and ideas at the frontiers of particle physics”. The conference brought together particle physicists working on theory and experiments to share the latest developments in their respective fields.

LIV.DAT student Ricardo Gonzalez was chosen to give a talk on behalf of the ATLAS, CMS and LHCb collaborations, sharing the latest results in electroweak physics taking place at the three main experiments based at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Summary of the vector boson production cross sections as measured by ATLAS

The talk covered results on single boson, di-boson and tri-boson production measurements, which are of great importance to test and confirm our understanding of the Standard Model, as well as shedding light into some previously unknown areas of it and reporting the first time some of these processes were detected.

Ricardo commented: “This has been an incredible opportunity. To talk on behalf of such important collaborations on topics that are the cornerstone of our Standard Model understanding is a chance I couldn’t imagine I would get at this stage of my career.

The event felt particularly special since it was my first in-person event since the pandemic hit. To be able to meet some of my colleagues after such a long time was a great experience and it greatly favoured the discussion of what particle physics will look like in the years to come”.