Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

  • Amitava Datta
  • Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya
  • Amitava Raychaudhuri
  • Alok K. Gupta
  • C. L. Khetrapal
  • T. Padmanabhan
  • Amitava Raychaudhuri
  • M. Vijayan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Debajyoti Choudhury, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya
    Pages 1-9
  3. Oliver Brüning, Vinod Chohan, Swapan Chattopadhyay
    Pages 23-36
  4. Abdelhak Djouadi, Rohini Godbole
    Pages 47-74
  5. Rajeev S. Bhalerao, Rajiv V. Gavai
    Pages 105-130
  6. Tapan Nayak, Bikash Sinhah
    Pages 131-144
  7. Saurabh D. Rindani
    Pages 145-155
  8. Amitava Datta, Monoranjan Guchait, Sourov Royc
    Pages 157-178
  9. Howard Baer, Xerxes Tata
    Pages 179-203
  10. Sreerup Raychaudhuri
    Pages 213-239
  11. Bogdan A. Dobrescu
    Pages 241-247
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 248-255

About this book


In an epoch when particle physics is awaiting a major step forward, the Large Hydron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva will soon be operational. It will collide a beam of high energy protons with another similar beam circulation in the same 27 km tunnel but in the opposite direction, resulting in the production of many elementary particles some never created in the laboratory before. It is widely expected that the LHC will discover the Higgs boson, the particle which supposedly lends masses to all other fundamental particles. In addition, the question as to whether there is some new law of physics at such high energy is likely to be answered through this experiment. The present volume contains a collection of articles written by international experts, both theoreticians and experimentalists, from India and abroad, which aims to acquaint a non-specialist with some basic issues related to the LHC. At the same time, it is expected to be a useful, rudimentary companion of introductory exposition and technical expertise alike, and it is hoped to become unique in its kind. The fact that there is substantial Indian involvement in the entire LHC endeavour, at all levels including fabrication, physics analysis procedures as well as theoretical studies, is also amply brought out in the collection.


Higgs boson particle Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Particle accelerator Theory of supersymmetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Amitava Datta
    • 1
  • Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya
    • 2
  • Amitava Raychaudhuri
    • 3
  • Alok K. Gupta
    • 4
  • C. L. Khetrapal
    • 5
  • T. Padmanabhan
    • 6
  • Amitava Raychaudhuri
    • 7
  • M. Vijayan
    • 4
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Science Education and ResearchNadia, West BengalIndia
  2. 2.RECAPPHarish-Chandra Research InstituteJhunsi, AllahabadIndia
  3. 3.Harish-Chandra Research InstituteJhunsi, AllahabadIndia
  4. 4.Indian National Science AcademyNew DelhiIndia
  5. 5.Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknow. U.P.India
  6. 6.Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPune, MaharashtraIndia
  7. 7.Harish-Chandra Research InstituteAllahabad, U.P.India

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