Astrocollider Physics: Astroparticle Physics and the LHC

 

 

 

James Pinfold

University of Alberta

 

 

 

Research into the fundamental nature of matter at the high energy frontier takes place in three main areas: accelerator based particle physics, high energy astrophysics and the cosmology of the early universe. As a consequence the study of astroparticle physics can have significant implications for collider physics at the LHC.  Likewise, the LHC project provides a laboratory to perform measurements of great importance for cosmic ray astrophysics and cosmology. In this colloquium I review some of the important synergistic links between astroparticle and LHC physics.