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Searching for New Physics at the LHC

Aug 31, 2009 - Oct 30, 2009

A new era in high-energy physics is beginning with the commissioning of the LHC, which will expand our understanding of the Standard Model: from QCD and flavor physics to electroweak symmetry breaking and beyond the Standard Model physics. At the same time, the TeV scale is being probed by direct and indirect searches for dark matter, motivating a close connection between particle astrophysics and LHC physics. The entire spectrum of phenomenology is required for disentangling signals from backgrounds and unknown systematics. In recent years, new tools for studying the frontiers of physics being explored in the LHC era have been developed, new signals and search strategies have been proposed, and the role of the LHC as a precision measurement machine has been established. Searching for New Physics at the LHC will stimulate the study of these ideas by bringing together scientists from across particle physics, including QCD, Monte Carlo methods, phenomenology and model building, while taking advantage of the proximity to CERN to bring access to the latest results from the LHC.

Phenomenology for the LHC era, with a focus on the understanding of the TeV scale, including:

- Key signatures of new physics at the LHC
- Electroweak symmetry breaking and the Higgs boson
- Challenging discovery modes in exotic models
- Nature of QCD backgrounds and state-of-the-art simulations
- Connection to dark matter searches
- Modern analysis techniques and their phenomenological understanding

Later applications will be also considered until all the positions will be filled.

Roberto Contino, Universita' di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, IT (contact person),
Tilman Plehn, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, D
Jay Wacker, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Stanford, CA, USA,
Neal Weiner, New York University, New York, NY, USA

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The Search for New States and Forces of Nature (Conference) - Oct 26, 2009

This workshop will shape its program based upon the LHC results available at the time. Attention will focus on the interplay between early LHC data and the ongoing improvements in our understanding of Standard Model backgrounds. The workshop aims to expose theorists to the techniques employed in ongoing experiments, and foster interactions between theorists and experimentalists. We aim to have a weekly experimental seminar and short visits from LHC experimentalists. The tentative schedule also includes weekly theoretical seminars, and a weekly pedagogical lecture aimed at bridging the different sub-disciplines represented at this workshop. Additionally, there will be a one-week conference which will summarize the state-of-the-art understanding of a wide variety of issues relevant for the LHC.

Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
Sep 01, 2009 - 11:00 Graham Kribs Quirky Dark Matter Seminar
Sep 02, 2009 - 14:00 Gianluca Cavoto Searching for mu->egamma with the MEG experiment Seminar Slides
Sep 03, 2009 - 11:00 Gilad Perez A Visible Warped Dark Sector Seminar
Sep 08, 2009 - 11:00 Ed Berger Struggles with Estimates of Standard Model Backgrounds in Searches for New Physics -- the Case of Isolated Leptons Seminar Slides
Sep 09, 2009 - 14:00 Aldo Morselli Status of the Cosmic Ray Universe Seminar Slides
Sep 10, 2009 - 11:00 Carlos Wagner Prospects for Higgs Searches at the Tevatron collider Seminar
Sep 10, 2009 - 14:00 Zoltan Kunszt Theoretical description of SM process at the LHC Seminar Slides
Sep 15, 2009 - 14:00 Klaus Rabbertz Jet Physics with CMS Seminar Slides
Sep 17, 2009 - 11:00 Zurab Berezhiani More about Neutron Oscillations Seminar
Sep 18, 2009 - 11:00 Michele Redi Gauge Boson Mass Generation in AdS4 Seminar
Sep 22, 2009 - 14:30 D. E. Kaplan Exotic Higgs Decays Seminar Slides
Sep 22, 2009 - 15:30 C. Matteuzzi Direct search of particles beyond the Standard Model at LHCb Seminar
Sep 22, 2009 - 16:30 G. Isidori Overview of rare B decays as signatures of new Physics models Seminar Slides
Sep 22, 2009 - 17:30 T. Gershon New physics and CP violation measurements Seminar
Sep 22, 2009 - 18:30 I. Belyaev New physics and rare decay measurements Seminar
Sep 23, 2009 - 11:00 Matthew Reece The AdS/QCD Correspondence: Still Undelivered Seminar
Sep 24, 2009 - 11:00 Diego Guadagnoli CP violation in the K- vs Bd-meson systems: experiment vs SM Seminar
Sep 29, 2009 - 10:30 Guido Martinelli UT fit analysis and the implications of a large phase in Bs mixing Seminar Slides
Sep 30, 2009 - 14:00 Andrea Giammanco Single top in CMS: an early data strategy Seminar Slides
Oct 01, 2009 - 11:00 Patrick Fox Non-standard models of Dark Matter, and their direct detection Seminar
Oct 06, 2009 - 10:30 Michele Papucci Long-lived particles in neutrino telescopes Seminar
Oct 07, 2009 - 14:00 Giacinto Piacquadio Higgs searches using fat jets Seminar
Oct 08, 2009 - 11:00 Jessie Shelton Measuring chiral couplings of tops and bottoms to new physics Seminar
Oct 13, 2009 - 11:00 Devin Walker Distinguishing Dark Matter Stabilization Symmetries at the LHC Seminar
Oct 14, 2009 - 14:00 Rick Cavanaugh Experimental aspects of taus at the LHC Seminar
Oct 15, 2009 - 11:00 Sasha Belyaev Collider Phenomenology with CalcHEP Seminar
Oct 20, 2009 - 11:00 Andrea Romanino Tree level gauge mediation Seminar
Oct 21, 2009 - 14:00 Giacomo Polesello Susy at ATLAS with early LHC data Seminar Slides
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:00 John Conley LHC Signals of Susy without Prejudice Seminar Slides