Dr. Stephen Godfrey

Professor, Theoretical Physics
3372 HP
(613) 520 - 2600 Ext. 4386
godfreyatphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca

Theoretical Particle Physics

Particle Phyiscs Phenomenology
- Connect theory and experiment
- Predict the experimental signatures of theories
- Interpret experimental results to identify the underlying theory

  1. Hadron Physics
    • Understand QCD, the theory of the strong interactions
    • Use models to predict properties of new hadronic states
    • Use models to understand the nature of exotic new hadrons
  2. Search for New Physics
    • Study the experimental signatures of "Beyond the Standard model theories"
    • eg. Discovery and ID Z's predicted by Extended gauge sectors, Little Higgs grand unified theories, etc, at LHC and ILC,.
  3. Understanding EWSB at the LHC
    • Understanding EWSB (the origin of mass) is the a main priority of the LHC
    • We are studying the predictions of various models so we can distinguish between the various possibilities