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On the eve of the LHC: conceptual questions in high-energy physics

Alexei Grinbaum 1 
1 LRSM - Laboratoire des Recherches sur les Sciences de la Matière
IRFU - Institut de Recherches sur les lois Fondamentales de l'Univers : DRF/IRFU
Abstract : We start by remarks on the scientific and societal context of today's theoretical physics. Major classes of models for physics to be explored at the LHC are then reviewed. This leads us to propose an LHC timeline and a list of potential effects on theoretical physics and the society. We then explore three conceptual questions connected with the LHC physics: symmetry (and symmetry breaking), effective field theory, and fine tuning.
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  • ARXIV : 0806.4268



Alexei Grinbaum. On the eve of the LHC: conceptual questions in high-energy physics. 2008. ⟨cea-00292288⟩



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