Workshop on Searches for Supersymmetry at the LHC

chaired by Jean-Francois Arguin, Michele Papucci, David Stuart, Christian Bauer, Beate Heinemann, Zoltan Ligeti
from to (US/Pacific)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ( Perseverance Hall )
1 Cyclotron Road Berkeley, CA 94720
Already based on only 40 pb-1 of 2010 data the LHC experiments have searched for supersymmetry in a variety of signatures and extended the direct constraints previously set by the Tevatron and LEP experiments. With the 2011 dataset which is expected to correspond to a luminosity of a few fb-1, the reach will be extended significantly and offers the best chance of actually observing supersymmetric particles since the theory first was invented by Julius Wess and Bruno Zumino in 1974. 

We thus host this workshop to review the experimental results, and to evaluate to which extent all theoretical possibilities are well covered in the ongoing experimental searches. The workshop is primarily targeted at students and young postdocs. 
Go to day
  • Wednesday, 19 October 2011
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Introduction and Standard Model Backgrounds
      Conveners: George Redlinger (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)), Mary K. Gaillard (UC Berkeley)
      • 09:00 Welcome to Berkeley! 5'
        Speaker: Dave Nygren
      • 09:05 Logistical Information 5'
        Speaker: Jean-Francois, David, Christian, Zoltan, Michele and Beate
      • 09:10 Supersymmetry: then and now 30'
        Speaker: Bruno Zumino (UC Berkeley)
      • 09:50 Status of CMS and Recent Highlights 30'
        Speaker: Markus Klute (Massachusettes Institute of Technology)
      • 10:30 coffee break 30'
      • 11:00 Status of ATLAS and Recent Highlights 30'
        Speaker: Andreas Hoecker (CERN)
      • 11:40 NLO Theory for SUSY Searches 30'
        Speaker: Zvi Bern (UCLA)
    • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch break
    • 14:00 - 17:30 "Classic" MSSSM-type SUSY Searches
      Conveners: Monica D'Onofrio (University of Liverpool (GB)), Michele Papucci (LBNL)
      • 14:00 Searches for Jets + missing Et with no leptons at ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Tanya Sandoval Chimal (High Energy Physics Group-Cavendish Laboratory-University of Ca)
      • 14:20 Searches for Jets + missing Et with no leptons at CMS 15'
        Speaker: Gheorghe Lungu (Rockefeller University (US))
      • 14:40 Searches for Jets + missing Et with leptons at CMS 15'
        Speaker: Warren Andrews (Department of Physics-Univ. of California San Diego (UCSD))
      • 15:00 coffee break 30'
      • 15:30 Squashed SUSY Spectra 30'
        Speaker: Steve Martin (Northern Illinois University (NIU))
      • 16:10 Searches for Jets + missing Et with leptons at ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Timo Muller (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (DE))
      • 16:30 Searches for multi-lepton Production in ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Katarzyna Pajchel (University of Oslo (NO))
      • 16:50 Searches for multi-lepton Production in CMS 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Fedor Ratnikov (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))
    • 17:30 - 18:50 Welcome Reception
  • Thursday, 20 October 2011
    • 09:00 - 12:30 SUSY with b-jets, photons and taus
      Conveners: Prof. Sridhara Dasu (University of Wisconsin (US)), Jay Wacker (SLAC)
      • 09:00 SUSY Searches with b-jets in CMS 15'
        Speaker: Joshua Thompson (Cornell University (US))
      • 09:20 Searches for the Third Generation: SUSY with b-jets in ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Monica D'Onofrio (University of Liverpool)
      • 09:40 SUSY searches with Photons in ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Daniel Scott Damiani (Santa Cruz Inst. for Particle Phys. (SCIPP)-University of Calif)
      • 10:00 SUSY searches with Photons at CMS 15'
        Speaker: Ulla Gebbert (Hamburg University (DE))
      • 10:20 coffee break 30'
      • 10:50 Gauge Mediation 30'
        Speaker: David Shih (Rutgers University)
      • 11:30 SUSY searches with tau-leptons at CMS 15'
        Speaker: Maxwell Chertok (University of California Davis (US))
    • 12:30 - 14:00 lunch break
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Longlived, displaced and other odd Signatures in SUSY
      Conveners: Jason Nielsen (University of California,Santa Cruz (US)), Yasunori Nomura (UC Berkeley)
      • 14:00 Stopped Gluino and Longlived Charged Sparticle Searches in CMS 15'
        Speaker: Jeff Temple (University of Maryland (US))
      • 14:20 Stopped Gluino and Longlived Charged Sparticle Searches in ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Nick Barlow (University of Cambridge (GB))
      • 14:40 SUSY Searches with Displaced Vertices in ATLAS 15'
        Speaker: Yuya Azuma (Department of Physics-Graduate School of Science-University of)
      • 15:00 SUSY Searches with Displaced Vertices in CMS 15'
        Speaker: Hongliang Liu (U.C. Riverside)
      • 15:20 coffee break 30'
      • 15:50 Experimentally Testing SUSY Naturalness 30'
        Speaker: Markus Luty (UC Davis)
      • 16:30 ATLAS Searches for R-Parity violating SUSY 15'
        Speaker: Dr. Vasiliki Mitsou (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)-Universi)
      • 16:50 CMS searches for R-parity violating SUSY 15'
        Speaker: Richard Carl Gray (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey (US))
    • 17:30 - 19:30 BBQ
  • Friday, 21 October 2011
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Higgs Boson Searches
      • 09:00 Standard Model Higgs Boson Searches from CMS 30'
        Speaker: Hugues Louis Brun (Universite Claude Bernard-Lyon I (FR))
      • 09:40 Standard Model Higgs Boson Search in ATLAS 30'
        Speaker: William Quayle (Department of Physics-University of Wisconsin)
      • 10:20 Coffee Break 30'
      • 10:50 Theoretical Aspects of Higgs Physics 30'
        Speaker: Howard Haber (UC Santa Cruz)
      • 11:30 Beyond the SM Higgs Searches in ATLAS 20'
        Speaker: Louise Skinnari (Department of Physics-University of California Berkeley)
      • 11:55 Beyond the SM Higgs Searches at CMS 20'
        Speaker: Roger Wolf (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
    • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    • 14:00 - 17:10 New Physics Beyond SUSY and Outlook
      • 14:00 Recent Results from LHCb 30'
        Speaker: Clara Matteuzzi (Univ. degli Studi Milano-Bicocca (IT))
      • 14:40 Searches for New Physics at ATLAS 30'
        Speaker: Pierre Savard (Department of Physics-University of Toronto)
      • 15:20 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:50 Searches for New Physics at CMS 30'
        Speaker: Eva Halkiadakis (Dept. of Physics and Astronomy-Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jers)
      • 16:30 Where do we stand with SUSY? 30'
        Speaker: Lawrence Hall (University of California Berkeley)