LHC, year 2: where do we stand ?

Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
Auditorium, 16.00 h

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While the community is awaiting big discoveries, the LHC experiments have nevertheless delivered already a most impressive collection of measurements, exploring the dynamics of high-energy collisions in a wholly new domain. On one side these measurements have by and large successfully validated the tools used to predict QCD phenomena at the LHC; on the other, the experimental precision is beginning to challenge the theoretical accuracy. This talk will review what I consider as the most interesting lessons learned and open issues, and outline the main directions for future progress.