Much of the work of high energy physics concentrates on the interplay between theory and experiment. The Argonne Theory Group is active in exploring the particle physics Standard Model and in searching for avenues to go beyond it.
Much of the work of high-energy physics concentrates on the interplay between theory and experiment. The theory group of Argonne’s High Energy Physics Division performs high-precision calculations of Standard Model processes, interprets experimental data in terms of physics both within and beyond the Standard Model, and makes predictions for new, well-motivated experimental searches that attempt to provide answers to open questions.
The group addresses theoretical questions in the following areas:
- Collider Physics
- Higgs Physics
- Perturbative QCD
- Beyond the Standard Model Physics
- Physics of Quarkonia
- Cosmological Interface: Dark Matter and Baryogenesis
- Neutrino Physics
- Parton Distribution Functions and Nonperturbative QCD