Electron-Positron Annihilation

Dr. Daniel V. Schroeder
Department of Physics
Weber State University

When an electron and a positron collide at high energy, they can convert into new particles of almost any type, familiar or exotic.  Our most direct view into the world of elementary particles comes from observing these annihilation events.  In this talk I'll
describe the accelerators that produce electron-positron collisions, the detectors that record the results, and the theoretical tools, including Feynman diagrams, that we use to understand what is happening.