Eugene Golowich research summary


There are currently several ‘big issues’ in fundamental physics, one of which is the absence of New Physics signals at LHC since the Higgs boson discovery of five years ago. I feel that the accelerator and experimental teams at LHC have done a brilliant job and if anything is there, they will find it. In the meantime, however, for a phenomenologist like myself, rare phenomena in quark systems provide an alternative arena for New Physics studies. The combination of a growing database and improved theoretical advances (especially in lattice studies) will allow an ever more precise comparison of Standard Model predictions with experiment. Of course,  estimating these accurately can be a challenge unto itself.  As such, the main task will be to meaningfully disentangle New Physics signals from those of the Standard Model.