Invited Seminars

IIHE invited seminar: Vector Boson Scattering: Status and Prospects for the Large Hadron Collider and Beyond (Richard Ruiz)

G/1-G.1.03 - J. Sacton (Building G)

G/1-G.1.03 - J. Sacton

Building G


The scattering of electroweak bosons at TeV-scale super colliders is a powerful mechanism that probes spin and charge configurations inaccessible to quark and gluon scattering. Electroweak vector boson scattering (VBS) processes therefore give unique insights into the Standard Model's gauge and Higgs sectors, as well as into models of new physics. In this talk, we review experimental results and ongoing theoretical developments of VBS at the Large Hadron Collider, its high luminosity upgrade, and its potential successors. 

Short bio: 
Richard Ruiz is a specialist in collider physics, and particularly searches for violations of lepton symmetries using electroweak boson scattering as a probe of new physics at the Large Hadron Collider. 
After earning his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015 on the topic "hadron collider tests of neutrino mass models", Richard moved to Durham University's Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in the UK. In 2018, he moved to the Universite Catholique de Louvain's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology and finally joined the Institute for Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Science (IFJ PAN) in Krakow, in 2020. He is credited in his habilitation with "influential theoretical contributions to understanding and using vector boson scattering as a probe of new physics at the LHC,  its high-luminosity upgrade, and future high-energy collider experiments," which is the topic of the talk. 
Despite being a theorist investigating fundamental aspects of collider theory, Richard is heavily involved in experimental activities at CERN due to his work on developing user-friendly simulation tools.

Organized by

Steven Lowette