|DATE||April 19 (Thu), 2018|
|INSTITUTE||University of Lisbon|
|TITLE||Twisted particles: a new experimental tool for HEP|
I will give a colloquium-style introduction to vortex (or twisted) electron beams, a topic which emerged a few years ago and already found applications. Vortex electron beams are freely propagating electrons with helical wave-fronts and, as a result, they carry intrinsic orbital angular momentum. They respond differently to electromagnetic fields, which provides access to novel features of scattering processes. When experiments with vortex hadrons become feasible, they will offer new insights in hadronic structure and interactions.