**AT 1PM** QCD corrections to the running of the electroweak couplings

Particle Physics Theory seminar

**AT 1PM** QCD corrections to the running of the electroweak couplings

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 7th March 2018
  • Speaker: Dr Gregorio Herdoiza (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

The electromagnetic coupling and the weak mixing angle receive sizeable contributions to their running from non-perturbative QCD effects. The prospects for a future international linear collider suggest that the uncertainty on the running of the QED coupling could become a limiting factor in the global fit of the electroweak sector of the Standard Model. An experimental programme aiming at the measurement of the weak mixing angle at low-energies is also being carried out. I will present a lattice QCD calculation of the running of these couplings in an energy regime, around the hadronic scale, that is relevant for present experimental and phenomenological studies.

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