Hannover 2003 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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PV: Plenarvorträge


PV VIII: Plenarvortrag

Mittwoch, 26. März 2003, 14:30–15:00, Audimax

Heavy Quarks and Leptons in Particle Physics — •Brian Foster — H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol University, UK — Träger des Max-Born-Preises

The discovery of the first heavy quark, charm, in the so-called No-dqNovember RevolutionNo-dq of 1974 marked a complete change of paradigm in particle physics. The subsequent discovery of the tau heavy lepton and the bottom and top quarks has served only to heighten the importance of these particle in our understanding of the fundamental forces of nature. After a brief historical overview, including those areas with which I have been involved, I will discuss what we have learnt about the strong interaction through the study of heavy quarks at HERA and about the difference in the behaviour of matter and anti-matter via the No-dqB factoriesNo-dq at Stanford and at KEK in Japan. Finally I will look to the future role of heavy quarks at the Large Hadron Collider and the Linear Collider, where their importance will, if anything, become even greater.

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