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Evidence for light-by-light scattering in ultraperipheral PbPb collisions with CMS experiment

May 16, 2018, 12:30 PM
Sala Casinò, 1st Floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

Sala Casinò, 1st Floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Electromagnetic and weak probes Electromagnetic and weak probes


David d'Enterria (CERN)


Light-by-light (LbyL) scattering ($\gamma\gamma \rightarrow \gamma\gamma$) is a fundamental quantum-mechanical process with tiny cross sections. Studies of LbyL scattering, using the large photon fluxes from ultraperipheral PbPb collisions at sqrt(s_N) = 5.02 TeV at the LHC, will be reported based on the evidence of a signal corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 391 $\mu b^{-1}$. The measurement can be recasted into limits on physics beyond the Standard Model, such as Born-Infeld corrections to quantum electrodynamics or GeV mass axions.

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