Looking forward to new physics: The FASER experiment at the CERN LHC

by Prof. Anna Sfyrla (University of Geneva)


The FASER experiment is a new small and inexpensive experiment that is being placed 480 meters downstream of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC. The experiment will shed light on currently unexplored phenomena, having the potential to make a revolutionary discovery. FASER is designed to capture decays of exotic particles, produced in the very forward region, out of the ATLAS detector acceptance. FASERnu, a FASER sub-detector, is designed to detect collider neutrinos for the first time and study their properties. The experiment's initial installation in its final location was completed at the end of March and the experiment is now getting ready for the LHC Run-3 data-taking. This talk will present the physics prospects, the detector design, as well as the construction and commissioning progress of FASER. Prospects for the experiment beyond Run-3 will also be outlined. 


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