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Workshop

Advancing Collider Physics: from Twistors to Monte Carlos

Aug, 27 2007 - Oct, 26 2007



Later applications will be also considered


Organizers
A. Brandhuber (Queen Mary University, London), V. Del Duca (INFN, Torino),
N. Glover (IPPP, Durham),D. Kosower (CEA, Saclay),Eric Laenen (Nikhef, Amsterdam), G. Passarino (University of Torino),
W. Spence (Queen Mary University, London),G. Travaglini (Queen Mary University, London),D. Zeppenfeld (University of Karlsruhe)

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RAD COR 2007 (Conference) - Oct, 01 2007




Abstract
High energy physics is poised to enter a new era of discovery with the start of LHC operations in 2007. The LHC will play a key role in exploring spontaneous symmetry breaking in the Standard Model and in discovering new physics phenomena beyond the Standard Model (BSM). The goal of this Workshop is to develop theoretical tools needed to test the Standard Model with unprecedented accuracy, analyse spontaneous symmetry breaking and uncover evidence for BSM physics at present and future high-energy colliders.Another important aspect of the Workshop will be to support the transfer of knowledge between different communities - new formal developments (like twistors) will be explored and their applications to QCD and electroweak physics will be promoted and studied.


Topics
- Higgs Production
- QCD and Higher-order Computations
- Electroweak Physics
- Computer Algebra
- New Formal Developments



Preview

- the NLO corrections + Electroweak Physics group will run on Sept 10 - 30 and Oct 8 -15 (i.e. weeks 3, 4, 5, 7)

- the Monte Carlo group will run on Sept 17 - 30 and Oct 8 - 26 (i.e. weeks 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)

- the NNLO corrections and resummations group will run on Sept 17 - 30 and Oct 8 - 26 (i.e. weeks 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)

- the New Formal Developments group will run on Aug. 27 - Sept 30 (i.e. weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

- the Higgs group will run on Aug. 27 - Sept 30 (i.e. weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

In week 5 of the workshop we shall have a School on LHC physics:

MonteCarlo (2 hrs) Krauss

In the first half I will review basic principles of Monte Carlo event generation. In the second half I will concentrate on the inclusion of higher order corrections into the event generators, and, time permitting, I will briefly discuss the underlying event.


HO corrections (2 hrs) Campbell

These lectures will explore the motivation for, and calculation of, higher order corrections in the Standard Model and beyond. After a review of basic techniques and results, I will discuss some recent state-of-the-art calculations. The lectures will conclude with a survey of available tools and applications to collider phenomenology.


Twistors (2 hrs) Roiban



BSM (2 hrs) Giudice

I will review the prospects for the discovery of the electroweak-breaking sector at the LHC and the motivations for searches of new theories beyond the Standard Model.


Higgs searches (3 hr) Oleari

In the first half of the lectures, I will review briefly the basics of the Standard Model and in particular of the electroweak sector. I will introduce the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking and its consequences. In the second half, I will review the physics of the Higgs boson at the LHC and its discovery channels.


Accelerator physics (2 hrs) Scandale

The main aspects of the particle dynamics in a circular accelerator are reviewed and some of the technological breakthrough recalled. The LHC project is used as an example to show the up-to-date state of the art.


Overview of detectors (3 hrs) Dissertori (CMS)


In these lectures I will give an overview of the design, construction and current status of the LHC detectors, with emphasis on the two general-purpose experiments ATLAS and CMS. I will illustrate how the experimental challenges at LHC will be met by these large-scale detector systems.


DAQ & trigger (2 hrs) Schwick (CMS)


The lectures introduce state of the art concepts and technologies used in design and implementation of Trigger and Data Aquisistion systems. The fours LHC experiments Alice Atlas CMS and LHC are analyzed with respect to their requirements. Common system aspects for the four experiments are worked out as well as the specific solutions to detector specific requirements.




Talks
Aug, 30 2007 - 14:30 Marcus Spradlin Connecting Gauge –Theory Amplitudes to String Theory
(Pedagogical Introduction to work of Alday & Maldacena)
Sep, 04 2007 - 14:30 Jun-Bao Wu (Non-) Supersymmetric Marginal Deformations from Twistor Strings
Sep, 05 2007 - 14:30 Ruth Britto Amplitude Recursions
Sep, 06 2007 - 14:30 Massimiliano Grazzini Subtraction at NNLO and Higgs Production at Hadron Collid
Sep, 10 2007 - 14:30 Zvi Bern Is a finite point-like quantum gravity possible?
Sep, 11 2007 - 14:30 Tim Morris The MHV Rules Lagrangian We show how to transform the Yang-Mills Lagrangian into an MHV Lagrangian, i.e. one that yields ,
directly the CSW rules, and briefly describe how this clarifies the application of these rules at one loop.
Sep, 17 2007 - 14:30 Radu Roiban From perturbation theory to strong coupling with anomalous dimensions
Sep, 19 2007 - 11:30 Michelangelo Mangano Heavy quark PDFs and ‘massless’ heavy-quark approximations circa 20’+discussion
Sep, 20 2007 - 14:30 Roberto Pittau Extracting the coefficients of the scalar loop functions from the amplitude
Sep, 24 2007 - 10:00 G. Dissertori LHC Detectors : Part 1 Slides
Sep, 24 2007 - 11:30 Carlo Oleari Introduction to Electroweak Theory and Higgs-Boson Physics at the LHC Slides
Sep, 24 2007 - 15:00 W. Scandale Introduction to particle accelerators. Part 1 Slides
Sep, 24 2007 - 16:30 Frank Krauss Monte Carlo Tools. Part 1 Slides
Sep, 25 2007 - 10:00 G. Dissertori LHC Detectors : Part 2 Slides
Sep, 25 2007 - 11:30 Carlo Oleari Introduction to Electroweak Theory and Higgs-Boson Physics at the LHC Slides
Sep, 25 2007 - 15:00 W. Scandale Introduction to particle accelerators. Part 2 Slides
Sep, 25 2007 - 16:30 John Campbell Higher Order Corrections Slides
Sep, 26 2007 - 10:00 G. Dissertori LHC Detectors : Part 3 Slides
Sep, 26 2007 - 11:30 Carlo Oleari Introduction to Electroweak Theory and Higgs-Boson Physics at the LHC Slides
Sep, 26 2007 - 15:00 Frank Krauss Monte Carlo Tools. Part 2 Slides
Sep, 26 2007 - 16:30 John Campbell Higher Order Corrections Slides
Sep, 27 2007 - 10:00 G.F. Giudice New Physics at the Electroweak Scale. Part 1 Slides
Sep, 27 2007 - 15:00 Christoph Schwick Trigger and DAQ at LHC. Part 1 Slides
Sep, 28 2007 - 10:00 G.F. Giudice New Physics at the Electroweak Scale. Part 2 Slides
Sep, 28 2007 - 15:00 Christoph Schwick Trigger and DAQ at LHC. Part 2 Slides