4-9 June 2012
Life Sciences Centre, UBC
Canada/Pacific timezone
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Overview of soft QCD and diffractive physics at LHC

5 Jun 2012, 10:55
LSC-2 (Life Sciences Centre, UBC)


Life Sciences Centre, UBC

University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada
Plenary Talk Standard Model & Beyond 2B: Theory of SM and QCD, Diffractive Physics


Eugenio Scapparone (INFN-Bologna(IT))


After a short introduction on the importance of the soft and of the diffractive studies in the understanding of minimum bias events, the main results obtained at LHC are discussed. The overview includes identified particle and inclusive measurements, both shedding light on the soft process mechanism. A review of the most recent diffraction results is presented, showing the different approaches used by the LHC experiments, relying on different experimental techniques. The combination of the results obtained by ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb and TOTEM provides a wide sample of information, covering an unprecedented pseudorapidity range. A detailed comparison between the obtained results is shown, followed by a critical discussion on the still existing discrepancies between the experimental data and the most popular Monte Carlo used at LHC to simulate soft and diffractive physics.
<strong>E-mail Address</strong> eugenio.scapparone@bo.infn.it

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