22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Contribution List

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Dr. Axel Maas (University of Graz)
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Poster

The description of the Higgs in the standard model is gauge-dependent, as for any elementary particle in a gauge theory. To extract the mass or running couplings from the correlation functions therefore requires gauge-fixing. If non-perturbative effects become relevant, e.g. for a very heavy Higgs, due to the presence of (hadronic) bound-states, or strong physics at or beyond the TeV scale, ...

Yury Kolomensky (UC Berkeley/LBNL)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

The Mu2e collaboration will search for coherent, neutrino-less conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus with a sensitivity improvement of approximately 10,000 over existing limits. Such a lepton flavor-violating reaction probes new physics at a scale unavailable by direct searches at either present or planned high energy colliders. The physics motivation for Mu2e and the ...

Dmitri Nikolenko (Budker Institute for Nuclear Physics)
22/07/2010, 14:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We report the experiment on a precise comparison of (e+ p) and (e- p) scattering cross sections, which gives a direct experimental evidence for the two-photon exchange (TPE) contribution in this reaction. Such data are in demand now, because they, most likely, may explain the dramatic disagreement of proton electromagnetic form factors measurements in the polarization transfer (PT) experiments ...

Dr. Pedro Jimenez-Delgado (University of Zürich)
22/07/2010, 14:35
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

Utilizing recent DIS measurements (σ_r, F_{2,3,L}) and data on hadronic dilepton production we determine at NNLO (3-loop) of QCD the dynamical parton distributions of the nucleon generated radiatively from valence-like positive input distributions at an optimally chosen low resolution scale (Q_0^2 < 1 GeV^2) by employing the ``fixed flavor number factorization scheme'' (FFNS). These are ...

Prof. Shou-Hua Zhu (ITP, Peking University)
24/07/2010, 11:00
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Dark matter signature can be observed via the cosmic ray (electron/positron, neutrino, gamma, etc), as well as at LHC and/or low energy colliders (e.g. BES). In this talk, I will review our recent several studies on these aspects.

Markus Bobrowski (University of Regensburg)
24/07/2010, 09:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We investigate the mixing of neutral charmed mesons within the Standard Model (SM), using the framework of Heavy Quark Expansion (HQE). In a recent study, we have argued that a CP phase of the order of 1 per mille to 1 per cent could be present in charm mixing in the SM. Our arguments rely on the enhancement of higher-dimensional terms in the HQE due to a lifting of the severe GIM suppression ...

Andreas Winhart (Institut fur Physik)
23/07/2010, 09:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

Measurement of the helicity suppressed ratio of charged kaon leptonic decay rates BR(K -> e nu)/BR(K -> mu nu) has long been considered as an excellent test of lepton universality and the Standard Model (SM) description of weak interactions. It was realised recently that the suppression of the SM contribution might enhance the sensitivity to SUSY-induced effects to an experimentally ...

Dr. Cyrille Marquet (Theory Division - CERN)
22/07/2010, 14:40
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

The STAR collaboration has recently measured the azimuthal correlation function of forward di-pions. The data show a disapearance of the away-side peak in central d+Au collisions, compared to p+p collisions. We argue that this effect, absent at mid-rapidity, is a consequence of the small-x evolution into the saturation regime of the Gold nucleus wave function, and we show that the data can be ...

Prof. Bennie Ward (Baylor University)
23/07/2010, 10:10
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

By implementing the new IR-improved Dokshitzer-Gribov-Lipatov-Altarelli-Parisi-Callan-Symanzik (DGLAP-CS) kernels recently developed by one of us in the HERWIG6.5 environment we generate a new MC, HERWIRI1.0(31), for hadron-hadron scattering at high energies. We use MC data to illustrate the comparison between the parton shower generated by the standard DGLAP-CS kernels and that generated by ...

Dr. Javier Albacete (IPhT-CEA-Saclay)
22/07/2010, 14:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

The Color Glass Condensate is the effective theory of QCD for high energy scattering. The recent theoretical progress achieved through the calculation of next-to-leading order corrections to the small-x renormalization group equations has opened up a period for precision CGC phenomenology. I shall present CGC analyses of experimental data for the inclusive structure functions in ...

Dr. Magno Machado (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
22/07/2010, 17:45
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The exclusive processes in electron-proton (ep) interactions are an important tool to investigate the QCD dynamics at high energies as they are in general driven by the gluon content of proton which is strongly subject to parton saturation effects. In this paper we compute the cross sections for the exclusive vector meson production as well as the deeply virtual Compton scattering (DVCS) ...

M. le Président de la République Nicolas SARKOZY
26/07/2010, 12:00
Dr. Roman Lee (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Poster

Status of the theoretical predictions for the process of e⁺e⁻ pair production in peripheral ultrarelativistic nuclear collisions is presented. Special emphasis is made on the Coulomb and unitarity corrections to the cross section of this process. We also discuss multiple pair production. New predictions based on the calculation of Coulomb corrections in the next-to-leading logarithmic ...

Dr. Michal Sumbera (Nuclear Physics Institute ASCR-Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Re)
22/07/2010, 14:55
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

We analyze several reactions on nuclear targets at forward rapidities and different energies (at smallest experimentally accessible Bjorken x). Nuclear effects are usually interpreted as a result of shadowing or the Color Glass Condensate. QCD factorization of soft and hard interactions requires the nucleus to be an universal filter for different Fock components of the projectile hadron. We ...

Steve Myers (CERN)
26/07/2010, 09:00
Plenary Talk
Dr. Fabiola Gianotti (CERN)
26/07/2010, 09:30
Plenary Talk
Guido TONELLI (Pisa)
26/07/2010, 10:10
Plenary Talk
Prof. Florencia Canelli (University of Chicago and Fermilab)
26/07/2010, 14:30
Plenary Talk
Jose Santiago (Granada University)
26/07/2010, 14:50
Plenary Talk
Juergen Schukraft (CERN)
26/07/2010, 11:30
Plenary Talk
Andrei Golutvin (Imperial College London / Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP))
26/07/2010, 14:00
Plenary Talk
Ben KILMINSTER
26/07/2010, 16:40
Plenary Talk
Elizaveta Shabalina (II. Physikalisches Institut, Universität Göttingen)
26/07/2010, 17:10
Plenary Talk
Csaba Csaki (Cornell University)
26/07/2010, 17:40
Plenary Talk
Yoshinobu Kuramashi (University of Tsukuba)
27/07/2010, 10:00
Plenary Talk
Changzheng YUAN (IHEP, Beijing)
27/07/2010, 10:30
Plenary Talk
Atsuto SUZUKI (KEK)
26/07/2010, 18:10
Plenary Talk
Patricia MCBRIDE (Fermilab)
26/07/2010, 18:25
Plenary Talk
Emmanuel Sauvan (Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP))
27/07/2010, 09:00
Plenary Talk
Gavin Salam
27/07/2010, 09:30
Plenary Talk
Haiyan Gao (Duke University)
26/07/2010, 15:10
Plenary Talk
Dieter MUELLER (Ruhr University Bochum)
26/07/2010, 16:10
Plenary Talk
Brian Cole (Physics Dept., Pupin Physics Lab.-Columbia University-Unknown)
27/07/2010, 11:30
Plenary Talk
Raju Venugopalan (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
27/07/2010, 12:00
Plenary Talk
Gino Isidori (Unknown)
27/07/2010, 14:00
Plenary Talk
Frank Porter (Caltech)
27/07/2010, 16:30
Plenary Talk
Karim Trabelsi (KEK)
27/07/2010, 15:00
Plenary Talk
Alessandro Massimo Baldini (Universita degli Studi di Pisa-Sezione di Pisa (INFN))
27/07/2010, 15:30
Plenary Talk
James Wells (CERN)
27/07/2010, 17:00
Plenary Talk
Dr. Pavel Murat (Fermilab)
27/07/2010, 17:30
Plenary Talk
Dr. Guennadi Borissov (Lancaster University)
27/07/2010, 14:30
Plenary Talk
Eligio Lisi (INFN, Bari, Italy)
28/07/2010, 09:00
Plenary Talk
Alain Bellerive (Department of Physics - Carleton University)
28/07/2010, 09:20
Plenary Talk
Tsuyoshi Nakaya (Kyoto University)
28/07/2010, 09:40
Plenary Talk
FABRICE PIQUEMAL (CNRS/IN2P3)
28/07/2010, 10:00
Plenary Talk
joe silk (Univ Oxford)
28/07/2010, 10:50
Plenary Talk
Sarah Bridle (UCL)
28/07/2010, 11:50
Plenary Talk
François BOUCHET (IAP Paris)
28/07/2010, 12:20
Plenary Talk
Jules Gascon (IPNL, Universite Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3)
28/07/2010, 11:20
Plenary Talk
Nicola Omodei (Stanford University, CA, USA)
28/07/2010, 12:50
Plenary Talk
Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)
28/07/2010, 14:30
Plenary Talk
Prof. Junji haba (KEK)
28/07/2010, 15:00
Plenary Talk
Dr. Ian Bird (CERN)
28/07/2010, 15:20
Plenary Talk
Tor Raubenheimer (SLAC)
28/07/2010, 16:10
Plenary Talk
Jean-Pierre Delahaye (CERN)
28/07/2010, 16:40
Plenary Talk
Michel SPIRO (CNRS)
28/07/2010, 17:30
Plenary Talk
Joshua Spitz (Yale University)
24/07/2010, 15:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) technology offers exceptional position resolution, total-absorption calorimetry, scalability, and efficient particle identification for neutrino detection. ArgoNeuT, a 170 liter LArTPC neutrino detector set in the NuMI beamline at Fermilab, has collected thousands of low energy (E_{nu} \approx 3 GeV) neutrino and anti-neutrino events in a wide ...

Prof. David Cline (UCLA)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

We show the locations of the SWIFT short hard bursts (SHB) with afterglows on the Galactic map and compare with the VSB BATSE events. As we have pointed out before, there is an excess of events in the galactic map of BATSE VSB events. We note, that none of VSB SWIFT era events fall into this cluster. More SWIFT events are needed to check this claim. We also report a new study with KONUS data ...

Dr. Fernando Tadeu Brandt (Universidade de São Paulo)
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Poster

The finite temperature behavior of spin-two fields may have some relevant connections with the low energy behavior of more fundamental approaches to gravity, specially in the high temperature limit, when resummation is unavoidable. In this work we derive a closed form expression for the sum of all the infrared divergent contributions to the free-energy of a gas of gravitons. An important ...

Mr. Nhan Viet Tran (Rowland Dept. of Phys. and Astron.-Johns Hopkins University)
23/07/2010, 11:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We present techniques and analysis tools to study the production and decay of a single resonance produced at the LHC. In a model-independent way, we show how to perform analysis of the resonance decay products to ascertain the spin of the resonance, its parity and production mechanism, and its general couplings to Standard Model matter and gauge fields. Examples of spin-zero, -one, and -two ...

Prof. Eduardo Fraga (Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
22/07/2010, 10:15
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

The structure of the phase diagram for strong interactions becomes richer in the presence of a magnetic background, which enters as a new control parameter for the thermodynamics, and can exhibit new phases and interesting features. Motivated by the relevance of this physical setting for current and future high-energy heavy ion collision experiments and for the cosmological QCD transitions, we ...

Leonid Tkachev (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR))
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

The TUS space project for investigation of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) by the measurement of Extensive Atmospheric Shower fluorescent radiation is in the construction stage. The main goal of the TUS mission is to search for cosmic ray particles beyond GZK energy limit, E=50 EeV. In comparison to ground based detectors TUS has an advantage of the all sky observation of primary ...

Dr. Aurelien Barrau (LPSC Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC))
22/07/2010, 12:06
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

Loop quantum gravity is, together with string theory, one on the major candidate approach to quantize gravity. It provides a framework which allows for a non-perturbative and background-independant canonical quantization of general relativity. In this talk, I will briefly go through the basic conceptual groundings of the theory and switch to the latests developments associated with its ...

Prof. Nikolaos Kidonakis (Kennesaw State University)
22/07/2010, 12:08
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

I present the latest theoretical developments in the calculation of the cross section for top-antitop pair production and single top quark production via all main partonic channels. Higher-order corrections from resummation of soft gluons are added through NNLL accuracy. Detailed numerical results are presented for the cross section and transverse momentum distributions at the Tevatron and LHC ...

Prof. Nikolaos Kidonakis (Kennesaw State University)
23/07/2010, 17:26
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

I present results for the resummation of soft-gluon contributions to QCD hard-scattering cross sections at next-to-next-to-leading logarithm accuracy. A key ingredient is the calculation of two-loop soft anomalous dimensions for the partonic processes. Explicit expressions and applications are provided for processes that involve massless partons and/or massive quarks.

Ivo de Medeiros Varzielas (CFTP, Instituto Superior Técnico)
23/07/2010, 17:45
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

In models with flavour symmetries added to the gauge group of the Standard Model the CP-violating asymmetry necessary for leptogenesis may be related with low-energy parameters. A particular case of interest is when the flavour symmetry produces an exact mass independent lepton mixing scheme, leading to a vanishing CP-violating asymmetry. We present a model-independent discussion that confirms ...

Prof. Cai-Dian Lu (IHEP,Beijing)
23/07/2010, 12:15
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

It is a difficult task to probe internal structures of the scalar mesons below or near 1GeV. In the SU(3) symmetry limit, the semileptonic D^+ --> Sl^+ nu and B^+ Slnubar decays, with S=a_0, f_0 and sigma, are found to obey very different sum rules in the two scenarios for scalar mesons. Thus it can uniquely distinguish the qqbar and the tentraquark descriptions for light scalar mesons ...

Dr. Soumitra Nandi (University of Torino)
24/07/2010, 09:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We compute the O(alphas) corrections to the Wilson coefficients of the dimension five operators emerging from the Operator Product Expansion of inclusive radiative B decays. We employ an off-shell matching procedure and discuss the impact of the resulting O(alpha_s Lambda_QCD^2/m_b^2) corrections on the extraction of m_b and mu_pi^2 from the moments of the photon spectrum.

Prof. Ian Balitsky (JLab/ODU)
23/07/2010, 14:00
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

I review the calculation of the next-to-leading order behavior of high-energy amplitudes in N=4 SYM and QCD using the operator expansion in Wilson lines.

Prof. Satyanarayan Nandi (Oklahoma State University)
24/07/2010, 12:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

We propose a new mechanism for generating small neutrino masses which predicts the relation m_neu v4/M3, where v is the electroweak scale, rather than the conventional seesaw formula m_neu v2/M. Such a mass relation is obtained via effective dimension seven operators LLHH(H†H)/M3, which arise when an isospin 3/2 Higgs multiplet PHI is introduced along with iso-triplet leptons. The masses of ...

Prof. Satyanarayan Nandi (Oklahoma State University)
24/07/2010, 11:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We present a new framework to understand the long-standing fermion mass hierarchy puzzle. We extend the Standard Model gauge symmetry by an extra local U(1)_S symmetry, broken spontaneously at the electroweak scale. All the SM particles are singlet with respect to this U(1)_S. We also introduce additional flavor symmetries, U(1)F’s, with flavon scalars Fi, as well as vectorlike quarks and ...

Xian-Wei Kang (IHEP,China)
23/07/2010, 17:45
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The charm quark offers interesting opportunities to cross-check the mechanism of CP violation precisely tested in the strange and beauty sectors. In this paper, we exploit the angular and quantum correlations in the D Dbar pairs produced through the decay of the psi(3770) resonance in a charm factory to investigate CP-violation in two different ways. We build CP-violating observables in ...

Prof. Scott Yost (The Citadel)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

Stable reduction reduction methods will be important in the evaluation of high-order perturbative diagrams appearing in QCD and mixed QCD-electroweak radiative corrections at the LHC. We describe differential reduction techniques in the hypergeometric function representation of Feynman diagrams and present some representative examples.

Frank Siegert (IPPP Durham and UC London)
23/07/2010, 09:30
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

Multi-jet merging of matrix elements and parton showers in Monte-Carlo event generators has become a crucial tool for LHC predictions. An existing algorithm for tree-level matrix elements is extended to full NLO accuracy.

Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez-Rodriguez (Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

We study the sensitivity for testing the anomalous triple coupling HZgamma via the process e+e- to tau+tau- gamma at high energy linear colliders. Using as an input the data obtained by the L3 and OPAL Collaborations for the reaction e+e- to tau+tau- gamma, we get limits on the anomalous HZgamma vertex.

Dr. Chad Finley (Stockholm University)
24/07/2010, 14:00
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Observations spanning TeV gamma rays to EeV cosmic rays suggest that a correlated flux of neutrinos within this energy range should also exist. The principal mission of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory is to detect these high energy neutrinos and identify their sources. The leading candidates are objects long suspected of accelerating cosmic rays, including supernova remnants, active galactic ...

Dr. Jean-Philippe Lansberg (Ecole polytechnique)
22/07/2010, 12:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

I will discuss the impact of QCD corrections (up to alpha_s^5) to quarkonium production at high energies and the introduction of new observables meant to better discriminate between the different mechanisms at work in quarkonium production at the LHC.

Bennie Ward (Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA)
22/07/2010, 17:43
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

In Weinberg’s asymptotic safety approach to quantum gravity, one has a finite dimensional critical surface for a UV stable fixed point to generate a theory of quantum gravity with a finite number of physical parameters. The task is to demonstrate how this fixed point behavior actually arises. We argue that, in a recently formulated extension of Feynman’s original formulation of the theory, ...

Silvia Borghi (University of Glasgow)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

LHCb is a dedicated experiment to study new physics in the decays of beauty and charm hadrons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The beauty and charm hadrons are identified through their flight distance in the Vertex Locator (VELO), and hence the detector is critical for both the trigger and offline physics analyses.
The VELO is the silicon detector surrounding the interaction point, ...

Prof. Carter Hall (University of Maryland)
23/07/2010, 17:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The standard model has difficulty accommodating the tiny neutrino masses which are observed in nature, but light neutrinos arise naturally in many standard model extensions, including many grand unified theories. Many of these models also predict that neutrinos should be Majorana-type fermions, which would violate the conservation of lepton number. The EXO collaboration is carrying out a ...

Jason Kumar (University of Hawaii)
24/07/2010, 09:50
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The recently proposed WIMPless dark matter scenario provides a dark matter candidate which can have a wide range of possible masses, while still retaining the naturally correct thermal relic density of the WIMP scenario. WIMPless dark matter thus leads to a broad array of possible signatures at current and upcoming experiments. We review the WIMPless scenario and discuss detection strategies. ...

Andrzej Konrad Siodmok (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

At the LHC, the measurement of the W mass with a precision of O(10) MeV/c^2 is both mandatory and difficult. In the analysis strategies proposed so far, shortcuts have been made that are justified for proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron, but not for proton-proton collisions at the LHC. The root of the problem lies in the inadequate knowledge of parton density functions of the proton. ...

Prof. Stefan Dittmaier (Universitaet Freiburg)
23/07/2010, 16:52
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

The production of t anti-t b anti-b final states represents one of the most important beackground processes for Higgs production in association with top-quark pairs at the LHC. A good background control is indispensible for an analysis of the ttH(->bb) signal, requiring next-to-leading order (NLO) predictions for both signal and background. The talk describes a recently completed NLO QCD ...

Greg Landsberg (Brown University)
24/07/2010, 14:20
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We propose that the effective dimensionality of the space we live in depends on the length scale we are probing. As the length scale increases, new dimensions open up. At short scales the space is lower dimensional; at the intermediate scales the space is three-dimensional; and at large scales, the space is effectively higher dimensional. This setup allows for some fundamental problems in ...

Prof. Benjamin Grinstein (University of California San Diego and CERN)
24/07/2010, 15:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

In little higgs models a collective symmetry prevents the higgs from acquiring a quadratically divergent mass at one loop. By considering first the littlest higgs model we show that this requires a fine tuning: the couplings in the model introduced to give the top quark a mass do not naturally respect the collective symmetry. We show the problem is generic: it arises from the fact that the ...

Juan Antonio Aguilar Saavedra (University of Granada and LIP)
23/07/2010, 15:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

I will show how the general trilinear interactions of the top quark (or any other fermion) arising from dimension-six gauge invariant operators are simplified when several operators in the Buchmuller & Wyler list, recently found to be redundant (arxiv:0811.3842, arxiv:0904.2387) are dropped. I will present some practical applications of this simplification for phenomenology, including the ...

Dr. Semsettin Turkoz (Ankara University)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

In composite models with colored preons leptogluons (l_8) has a same status with leptoquarks, excited leptons and quarks etc. We analyze resonant production of color octet electron (e_8) at QCD Explorer stage of the Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC). It is shown that the e_8 discovery at the LHeC will simultaneously determine the compositeness scale.

Dr. itay Yavin (New-York University)
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

A search for the production and non-standard decay of a Higgs boson, h, into four taus through intermediate pseudoscalars, a, is conducted on 683 pb−1 of data collected by the ALEPH experiment, at centre-of-mass energies from 183 to 209 GeV. No excess of events above background is observed, and exclusion limits are placed on the combined production cross section times branching ratio, ξ^2 = ...

Dr. Maria de los Angeles Hernandez-Ruiz (San Luis Potosi Aut. University)
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Poster

The baryon axialvector current is computed at one-loop order in heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory in the large-N_c limit, where N_c is the number of colors. Loop graphs with octet and decuplet intermediate states cancel to various orders in N_c as a consequence of the large-N_c spin-flavor symmetry of QCD baryons. We present a preliminary study of the convergence of the chiral expansion ...

Dr. Antonio Marrone (Univ. of Bari & INFN Bari)
24/07/2010, 10:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Neutrino self interactions can play a substantial role during neutrino propagation near the Supernova core. In fact, self-induced transitions can alter neutrino spectra, depending on the mass hierarchy, producing splits and/or swaps of the spectra. We study how these effects depends on the neutrino luminosities and on the mixing parameters in two and three generations.

Dr. tim coughlin (university college london)
23/07/2010, 11:00
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We investigate the theoretical description of the central exclusive production process. Taking Higgs production as an example, we sum logarithmically enhanced corrections appearing in the perturbation series to all orders in the strong coupling. In addition, we perform a fixed order calculation of the corrections relevant for the Sudakov factor appearing in the process. Both approaches agree ...

Dr. Hannu Paukkunen (University of Santiago de Compostela)
22/07/2010, 15:20
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We study the nuclear effects in the neutrino\antineutrino-nucleon deep inelastic scattering (DIS) by comapring the NuTeV, CDHSW, and CHORUS cross-sections from Iron and Lead targets to the predictions derived from the latest parton distribution functions (PDFs). The nuclear modifications found seem to display agreement with those in charged lepton DIS. Our study thus lends support to the ...

Dr. Hannu Paukkunen (University of Santiago de Compostela)
22/07/2010, 14:20
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

The recent global analyses of the nuclear parton distribution functions lend support to the validity of the factorization theorem of QCD in high-energy processes involving bound nucleons. With special attention on the recent global analysis EPS09, we review the latest developements in the domain of nuclear PDFs.

Prof. Matthias Steinhauser (KIT)
23/07/2010, 16:35
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

In this talk we consider the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson in the gluon fusion process to NNLO. An approach is presented which allows the calculation of the cross section beyond the heavy-top quark approximation thus leading to results which include the effects of a finite top quark mass. Numerical results are shown for the CERN Large Hadron Collier (LHC).

Prof. Matthias Steinhauser (KIT)
22/07/2010, 11:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

The three-loop corrections to the static potential between a quark and its anti-quark are considered. It constitutes a building block for a number of physical observables connected to heavy quarks. We describe the evaluation of the occurring integrals and discuss the phenomenological implications.

Peter Uwer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
22/07/2010, 11:00
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

We review recent theoretical progress concerning top-quark pair production at the Tevatron and LHC. In particular we present updated theoretical predictions taken into account the newest pdf's. Furthermore we comment on the possibility of a direct measurement of the running top-quark mass.

Valery Kiselev (IHEP, Russia)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

If the mass of Higgs boson exceeds the decoupling value, then the Higgs scalar is not able to produce the inflation, that is the preferable option for the observed properties of our Universe. The inflation is finished at the Hubble rate H related with the constant of field self-coupling lambda by 2piG*H^2=lambda.
Therefore, if the coupling constant is about unit, then the Hubble rate takes ...

Royon Christophe (DAPNIA)
23/07/2010, 12:10
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

After a brief description of the models of exclusive diffractive Higgs prodution, we first evaluate the theoretical uncertainties that affect the calculation of exclusive cross section (jets, Higgs...). In addition, in view of the recent measurement of exclusive dijet at CDF and the new implementation of the corresponding cross section in FPMC (Forward Physics Monte-Carlo), we developed an ...

Dr. Stéphane T'Jampens (LAPP (Université de Savoie et CNRS/IN2P3))
24/07/2010, 17:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

An up-to-date profile of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix is given with emphasis on the interpretation of recent results on CP violation. A review of all relevant experimental and theoretical inputs from the contributing domains of electroweak interaction are provided together with numerical and graphical constraints on the CKM parameters and predictions of related physical observables. We ...

Prof. Sheldon Stone (Syracuse University)
24/07/2010, 15:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The CP Violating asymmetry in Bs mixing (beta_s) is one of the most promising measurements where physics beyond the Standard Model could be revealed. Currently, such measurements are only a 5% likely to be consistent with SM expectations [1]. While this is not yet a significant deviation it does imply that such measurements should be subject to great scrutiny. The mode Bs -> J/psi phi has ...

Evgeny Baldin (BINP)
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Poster

The products of the electron width of the J/ψ meson and the branching fraction of its decays to the lepton pairs were measured using data from the KEDR experiment at the VEPP-4M electron-positron collider. The results are Γee(J/ψ)Br(J/ψ->e+e-)=(0.3323 ± 0.0064 ± 0.0048) keV, Γee(J/ψ)Br(J/ψ->µ+µ-)=(0.3318 ± 0.0052 ± 0.0063) keV.
Their combinations Γee*(Γee+Γµµ)/Γ=(0.6641 ± 0.0082 ± 0.0100) ...

Dr. Toshiyuki Iwamoto (The University of Tokyo)
24/07/2010, 09:00
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

The MEG experiment, which searches for a rare muon decay, mu --> e gamma, to explore supersymmetric grand unification, has started physics run since 2008 at Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. Its innovative detector system, which consists of a 900 liter liquid xenon scintillation photon detector and a positron spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, drift chamber, and timing counter, ...

Aleksander Kusina (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)
23/07/2010, 09:50
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We would like to present recent work, which is going to change three-decades old paradigm of perturbative QCD calculations, in which hard process matrix element calculated to LO+NLO(+NNLO) level is combined with: either the collinear PDF at LO+NLO(+NNLO) or with the Monte Carlo parton shower, but the MC PS restricted to LO only! For many years upgrading Monte Carlo parton shower to NLO level ...

Dr. Ryu Sawada (The University of Tokyo)
23/07/2010, 09:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

A lepton flavor violating rare muon decay mu -> e gamma is forbidden in the standard model. On the other hand, new theories, such as supersymmetric grand-unification theory etc, predict the branching ratio in the range of 10^{-14}-10^{-12}, which is just below the current experimental upper bound (1.2x10^{-11}) set by a previous experiment. MEG experiment is designed to search for the decay ...

Dr. Ronan McNulty (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN)
22/07/2010, 15:05
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We summarise the results from early LHCb data for muon final states produced through the Drell-Yan process via W, Z and gamma* down to a Q2 of 10 GeV2. Extrapolating these results up to the sample sizes expected in the remainder of the 2010 run gives exciting prospects for parton density function studies, which will benefit from LHCb’s unique ability to trigger on low momentum objects. Due to ...

Giovanni Passaleva (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) - Florence)
22/07/2010, 09:30
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

Despite large experimental and theoretical efforts, the production rate and polarization of quarkonia states in hadronic collisions is not yet satisfactorily understood. With its first ~10 pb−1 of data, LHCb will be able to provide fresh measurements of the prompt and non-prompt J/ψ production cross sections, at the new center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV and in a unique range of rapidity (3 < y < ...

Massimiliano Ferro-Luzzi (CERN)
22/07/2010, 09:25
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The high resolution of the LHCb vertex detector allows for precise measurements of vertex positions of beam-gas and beam-beam interactions. From these measurements beam parameters such as width and position can be inferred. A novel method will be presented for determining the absolute luminosity at the LHC using these directly measured beam parameters, in combination with beam intensity ...

Ivan Belyaev (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP))
23/07/2010, 17:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

Precision measurements in charm physics offer a window into a unique sector of potential New Physics interactions. LHCb is poised to become a world leading experiment for charm studies, recording enormous statistics with a detector tailored for flavour physics. The conditions of the 2010-11 run of LHC are especially conducive to the collection of charm events, with a very large data set ...

Gerhard Raven (NIKHEF)
24/07/2010, 15:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The determination of the CP-violating phase in B0_s -> J/psi phi decays is one of the key goals of the LHCb experiment. Its value is predicted to be very small in the Standard Model but can be significantly enhanced in many models of New Physics. The steps towards a precise determination of this phase with a flavour-tagged, time-dependent, angular analysis of the decay B0_s -> J/psi phi will ...

Susan Haines (University of Cambridge)
23/07/2010, 15:13
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present the first studies of decays of the type B -> DX, where D represents a charmed meson (D0, D(*)+ or D_s) from the LHCb experiment at CERN. Our studies use data accumulated during the 2010 run of the LHC. This work represents the first steps on a programme towards a precision measurement of the angle gamma of the CKM Unitarity Triangle. The prospects for this gamma measurement will be ...

Ignacio De Bediaga Hickman (Centro Bras. de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF))
23/07/2010, 15:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

Studies of two- and tree-body charmless hadronic decays of B mesons have high sensitivity to possible contributions from New Physics. Precision measurements involving these decays will be performed at LHCb, notably those of CP-violating asymmetries. These measurements benefit from a trigger system which is very efficient for hadronic final states and excellent particle identification ...

Andrew Powell (University of Oxford)
22/07/2010, 14:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

Particle identification (PID) is a fundamental requirement for LHCb and is provided by CALO, MUON and RICH sub-detectors. The Calorimeters provide identification of electrons, photons and hadrons in addition to the measurement of their energies and positions. As well as being part of the LHCb trigger, the MUON system provides identification of muons to a very high level of purity, essential ...

Marina Artuso (Syracuse university)
24/07/2010, 16:55
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

LHCb probes physics beyond the Standard Model by measuring CP violating and rare b and c decays. It also searches for the production of exotic objects at large rapidities and relatively small transverse momenta. Sensitivities can be greatly enhanced by having an order of magnitude larger data sample than originally planned and a more flexible trigger. We can reconfigure the LHCb experiment to ...

Mr. Dominik Scherer (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

During the last decade, experimental data from B -> K pi decays has caused many discussions about deviations from Standard Model predictions and their possible explanation by New Physics. In particular, models which allow for enhanced electroweak penguins have been investigated in this context since they allow for sizeable isospin-violating effects.
We study the consequences of such enhanced ...

Silvia Borghi (University of Glasgow)
22/07/2010, 11:36
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The LHCb detector is a forward spectrometer. Its tracking system consists of silicon strip detectors and straw tube drift chambers. The LHCb experiment is dedicated to the reconstruction of B decays into many particle final states. For a high B reconstruction efficiency a high efficient track reconstruction is crucial. We will report on the performance of the individual tracking subdetectors ...

Dr. Eli Ben-Haim (LPNHE Paris)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

The nature of b-quark jet hadronisation has been investigated using data taken at the Z peak by the DELPHI detector at LEP in the year 1994. The average value of xb^weak= Eb^weak/E_beam is measured to be 0.699 +/- 0.011. The resulting xb^weak distribution is then analyzed in the framework of two choices for the perturbative contribution (parton shower and Next to Leading Log QCD calculation) ...

Dr. Igor Bogolubsky (JINR)
23/07/2010, 17:45
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Considerable efforts have been devoted during the last decade to exploring QCD's elementary two-point functions using the framework of lattice QCD. Thereby, much attention has been paid to the gluon and ghost propagators in Landau gauge whose low-momentum behavior has been explored using relatively coarse lattices to reach momenta as low as possible. To ultimately confront such lattice results ...

Dr. Alexandre Sousa (Harvard University)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

The NOvA experiment is a next generation long-baseline, accelerator-based neutrino oscillation experiment, currently under construction at Fermilab. Using a totally active liquid scintillator detector, positioned off the NuMI neutrino beam axis, NOvA will improve the existing constraints on electron neutrino appearance by more than an order of magnitude. Running a NuMI facility upgraded to 700 ...

Prof. Dejan Stojkovic (SUNY at Buffalo)
24/07/2010, 14:40
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Stellar evolution from a protostar to neutron star is of one of the best studied subjects in modern astrophysics. Yet, it appears that there is still a lot to learn about the extreme conditions where the fundamental particle physics meets strong gravity regime. After all of the thermonuclear fuel is spent, and after the supernova explosion, but before the remaining mass crosses its own ...

Dr. Michel Guidal (CNRS/IPN Orsay)
22/07/2010, 09:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) allow to describe the structure of the nucleon in a very rich and unprecedented way: they contain the correlations between the (transverse) position and (longitudinal) momentum distributions of the partons in the nucleon, they allow to derive the orbital momentum contribution of partons to the nucleon's spin, they provide an access to the nucleon's ...

Oleg Teryaev (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR))
23/07/2010, 14:55
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The earlier derived sum rule for the axial current formfactors with one real and one virtual photon is applied for the analysis of meson transition formfactors. The exactness of sum rule at all virtual photon momenta due to t'Hooft principle requires the existence of at least one axial meson which assumes the role of pion in the anomaly description at large momenta squared. The relation ...

Dr. Beijiang Liu (Institute of High Energy Phsics (CAS) and Hong Kong University)
23/07/2010, 14:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

There has been much arguments on whether sigma and kappa exist, due to the facts that the total phase shifts in the lower mass region are much less than 180 degrees and they do not fit into ordinary meson nonets; also whether f0(980) and a0(980) are part of the ground-state quark-antiquark family or whether they are 4-quark states, hybrids or K Kbar molecules. The study of their nature has ...

LI Gang (IHEP)
22/07/2010, 11:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present the measurements of charmonium P-wave spin-singlet state h_c made with 106M ψ' events collected by BESIII at BEPCII. Clear signals are observed for ψ'->π0 h_c with and without the subsequent radiative decay h_c->γ η_c. First measurements of the absolute branching ratios Br(ψ'->π0 h_c) = (8.4 ± 1.3 ± 1.0)*10-4 and Br(h_c->γ η_c) = (54.3 ± 6.7 ± 5.2)% are also presented. A ...

Dr. Vladimir Peshekhonov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR))
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

The necessity of providing high track reconstruction efficiency in high multiplicity processes requires highly granulated track detectors with good spatial resolution. The development of gas coordinate detectors (GEM, Micromegas, etc) promises good results. Straw track detectors possesses some advantages: the least material budget in comparison with any other detector types, the good ratio of ...

Renat Sadykov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR))
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

The results of computation of one-loop electroweak (EW) corrections to the cross sections of single W and Z boson production at LHC: pp → W → l nu, pp → Z → l l with help of SANC Monte Carlo generators of unweighted events are presented. These calculations are combined with QCD parton showers, realized in general-purpose Monte Carlo generators Pythia8 and Herwig++, which use different approach ...

sandra zavatarelli (INFN Genova Italy)
24/07/2010, 09:20
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Borexino is a real time liquid scintillator detector for low energy neutrino and antineutrino spectroscopy located at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (Italy). Thanks to the unprecedented radiopurity of the target mass it is providing the first direct and simultaneous measurement of the solar neutrino survival probability in both vacuum-dominated (7Be ν ) and matter-enhanced regions (8B ν ) ...

Esther Ferrer Ribas (Laboratoire de l''Accelerateur Lineaire (LAL) (IN2P3) (LAL))
24/07/2010, 12:15
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The status of the solar axion search with the CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) will be discussed. Results from the first part of CAST phase II where the magnet bores were filled with 4He gas at variable pressure in order to scan ma up to 0.4 eV will be presented. From the absence of excess X-rays when the magnet was pointing to the Sun, we set a typical upper limit on the axion-photon ...

Dr. Cheng-Ju Lin (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
24/07/2010, 11:30
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The last unknown neutrino mixing angle theta_13 is one of the fundamental parameters of nature; it is also a crucial parameter for determining the sensitivity of future long-baseline experiments aimed to study CP violation in the neutrino sector. Daya Bay is a reactor neutrino oscillation experiment designed to achieve a sensitivity on the value of sin^2(2theta_13) to better than 0.01 at 90% ...

Dr. Marta Luszczak (University of Rzeszow)
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Poster

Up to now, we have calculated the inclusive cross sections for heavy quarks production at hadron colliders. These calculations were performed using approach based on the unintegrated parton distributions functions. I have tested some of the models in photoproduction and in hadroproduction. For the ccbar and bbar production at high-energies the gluon-gluon fusion is assumed to be the dominant ...

Prof. Soo-Bong Kim (Seoul National University)
24/07/2010, 11:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The RENO (Reactor Experiment for Neutrino Oscillation) is under construction to measure the value of the smallest and unknown neutrino mixing angle theta_13. The experiment will compare the measured fluxes of electron antineutrinos at two detectors located at 290 m and 1.4 km distances from the center of the Yonggwang nuclear reactors in Korea, with world-second largest thermal power output of ...

Boris Khazin (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

Two detectors - CMD-3 and SND are now performing first technical run on VEPP-2000 electron-positron collider at Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. One of the main goals of physical program for both detectors is the precision measurements of e+e-→hadrons cross sections up to the highest achievable at VEPP-2000 energy, equal to 2 GeV in c.m. While the previous set of experiments performed with ...

Prof. Dmitri Melikhov (HEPHY & SINP)
22/07/2010, 16:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We study the decay constants of D, Ds, B, Bs mesons with Borel QCD sum rules, making use of the recent modifications related to the Borel-parameter-dependent effective continuum threshold. For the fixed values of the QCD parameters, our modifications are shown to lead to a visible shift of the extracted value of the decay constant compared to the standard analysis based on a ...

Shin Ted Lin (Academia Sinica)
24/07/2010, 09:20
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Experiments with sub-keV sensitivities open a window to search for WIMPs at the mass range of less than 10 GeV and for axions through resonant absorption. We will present data taken with a 500-g Point Contact Germanium detector at the Kuo-Sheng Neutrino Laboratory in 2009-2010, which improve over previous sensitivities [1]. A dedicated experiment is now under preparation at the new China ...

Hau-Bin Li (Academia Sinica)
24/07/2010, 11:45
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

A new detection channel on atomic ionization for possible neutrino electromagnetic interactions was identified and studied. Orders of magnitude enhancement in sensitivities can be expected when the energy transfer to the target is of the atomic-transition scale.
Interaction cross-section induced by neutrino magnetic moments (mu_nu) was evaluated. New upper limit of mu_nu < 1.3×10^{-11} μ_B ...

Prof. Pietro Chimenti (UFABC)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

We describe the status of the ANGRA Project, aimed at developing an anti-neutrino detector for monitoring nuclear reactors. Indeed the detection of anti-neutrinos provides a unique handle for non-invasive measurements of the nuclear fluel. This kind of measurements are of deep interest for developing new safeguards tools which may help in nuclear non-proliferation programs. The ANGRA ...

Dr. Alberto Ramos (CNRS)
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Poster

Thanks to the recent developments both in our understanding of lattice simulations and in computer power, lattice gauge theory can give accurate predictions of QCD with all the sources of error under control. After a brief survey on the difficulties of these computations, I would review some interesting recent results of the Budapest-Marseille-Wuppertal lattice collaboration: First pi and K ...

Dr. Paolo Lodone (Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa)
24/07/2010, 11:40
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

It has been shown that, in the context of the MSSM, the Supersymmetric Flavour Problem cannot be solved by just letting the sfermions of the first two generations be relatively heavy. The reason is twofold: naturalness of the Fermi scale on one side, need for positive squared stop masses on the other.
The situation is much more promising in models without a light Higgs boson, in which the ...

Marc Moniez (IN2P3-CNRS)
23/07/2010, 14:00
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Wide field astronomy has recently produced important results for the dark matter and dark energy problematics. I will summarize the scientific impact of the ongoing wide field surveys and focus on the future LSST program (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope). This program will use a 8.4 m diameter telescope, equipped with a 3.2 Gpixel wide field camera. Cosmological studies is one of his main ...

Prof. Claudia de Rham (Geneva University)
23/07/2010, 14:20
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The idea of degravitation is to account for the small late time acceleration of the Universe by modifying gravity at large distances. After reviewing the fundamental aspects of degravitation, I will discuss the importance of interactions in models that can exhibit degravitation, and present the Galileon as a broader class of modifications of gravity. Finally I will establish a link between the ...

Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder (ETH Zurich)
23/07/2010, 16:15
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

All physics reactions at the LHC are initiated by partonic processes, which are determined by QCD. To interpret potential signals and their backgrounds, one thus requires a solid understanding of the QCD dynamics, which is achieved by including higher order perturbative corrections. We review the recent progress on higher order calculations in QCD, focusing on the calculation of multi-leg ...

Lech Szymanowski (Soltan INS, Warsaw)
23/07/2010, 11:50
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We describe a consistent approach to factorization of scattering amplitudes for exclusive processes beyond the leading twist approximation. The method is based on the Taylor expansion of the scattering amplitude in the momentum space around the dominant light-cone direction and thus naturally introduces an appropriate set of non-perturbative correlators which encode effects not only of the ...

Lech Szymanowski (Soltan INS, Warsaw)
22/07/2010, 09:30
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We describe a new way to access the chiral odd transversity parton distribution in the proton through the photoproduction of lepton pairs. The basic ingredient is the interference of the usual Bethe Heitler or Drell-Yan amplitudes with the amplitude of a process, where the photon couples to quarks through its chiral-odd distribution amplitude, which is normalized to the magnetic susceptibility ...

José Borges Filho (Instituto de Física UERJ)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

We search for signatures of the extra neutral gauge boson Z', predicted in some extensions of the Standard Model, from the analysis of some distributions for p + p -> mu+ + mu- + X, where the only exotic particle involved is Z'. In addition to the invariant mass and charge asymmetry distributions, we propose in our search to use the transverse momentum distribution (p_T) as an observable. ...

Dr. Jean-Philippe Lansberg (Ecole polytechnique)
22/07/2010, 11:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We discuss the potentialities offered by the study of backward exclusive processes in the scaling regime, i.e. involving a large Q2 photon and a baryonic exchange in the t-channel. We introduce the concept of Transition Distribution Amplitudes (TDAs) containing unique information on the hadron structure, then discuss how they enter the description of processes such as backward ...

Prof. Colin Morningstar (Carnegie Mellon University)
23/07/2010, 14:30
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Progress in determining the spectrum of excited baryons and mesons in lattice QCD is described. Large sets of carefully-designed hadron operators have been studied and their effectiveness in facilitating the extraction of excited-state energies is demonstrated. A new method of stochastically estimating the low-lying effects of quark propagation is proposed which will allow reliable ...

Dr. Luke Corwin (Indiana University)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

This talk presents the latest atmospheric neutrino results from the MINOS experiment. The results are based on a data set of 1657 live-days, and combine together observations of contained vertex neutrino interactions and neutrino-induced upward muons in the MINOS far detector. The measured curvature of muons in the MINOS magnetic field is used to separate neutrinos and anti-neutrinos, and the ...

Prof. Chaden Djalali (University of South Carolina)
22/07/2010, 10:15
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The theory of the strong interaction, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), has been remarkably successful in describing high-energy and short-distance-scale experiments involving quarks and gluons. However, applying QCD to low energy and large-distance scale experiments has been a major challenge. Chiral symmetry is one of the most fundamental symmetries in QCD and provides guiding principles to deal ...

Jason Steffen (Fermilab)
23/07/2010, 14:40
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

A scalar field is a favorite candidate for the particle responsible for dark energy. However, few theoretical means exist that can simultaneously explain the observed acceleration of the Universe and evade tests of gravity. The chameleon mechanism, whereby the properties of a particle depend upon the local environment, is one possible avenue. I present the results of the Chameleon Afterglow ...

Dr. Edmond Berger (ANL)
23/07/2010, 15:11
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We evaluate the kinematic distributions in phase space of 4-parton final-state subprocesses produced by double parton scattering, and we contrast these with the final-state distributions that originate from conventional single parton scattering. Our goal is to establish the distinct topologies of events that arise from these two sources and to provide a methodology for experimental ...

Dr. Geoff Mills (LANL)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Understanding neutrino interaction cross-sections on nuclear targets has become increasingly important to current and proposed neutrino oscillation experiments. Before the last few years, only low-statistics measurements, most on deuterium targets, have been available in the ~1 GeV range. The MiniBooNE data set, with over a million muon neutrino-carbon interactions from a well-understood ...

Dr. Igor Anikin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research)
22/07/2010, 10:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We study a deeply virtual Compton scattering off a spin-one particle, as the case for coherent scattering on a deuteron target. We discuss the role of twist three contributions for restoring the gauge invariance of the amplitude corresponding to this process. We consider both kinematical and dynamical sources of twist three generalized parton distributions. The role of the QCD equations of ...

Dr. Michele Della Morte (Institut fuer Kernphysik, Mainz)
23/07/2010, 16:45
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

We review the most recent lattice results on a few selected hadronic quantities and discuss some recent theoretical development. We try to put the emphasis on the challenges, which have to be faced, on the way to precise heavy flavour physics on the lattice.

Owe Philipsen
23/07/2010, 11:00
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

The QCD phase diagram as a function of temperature and chemical potential for baryon number is largely unknown. Straightforward Monte Carlo simulations of lattice QCD are prohibited by the so-called sign problem for systems with a non-vanishing net baryon number. After a brief introduction to the origin of the sign problem, I review some recent computational techniques valid for sufficiently ...

Francesco Cafagna (Univ. + INFN)
23/07/2010, 09:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

Totem is the only LHC experiment that will explore the forward region at pseudorapidity larger than 3.1. The main goal is the measurement of the total and elastic cross-section at 14 TeV and the study of diffractive physics in the forward region. The experiment approved and funded in the 2006, was build, largely commissioned and started his data taking in December 2009. The total cross ...

Dr. Geoffrey Mills (LANL)
24/07/2010, 17:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The MiniBooNE neutrino oscillation search experiment at Fermilab has recently completed the analysis of anti-neutrino data it has collected in Fermilab's booster neutrino beam. With 5.66x10**20 protons on target in anti-neutrino mode the experiment is now becoming sensitive the the excess numubar-nuebar signal observed by LSND. This presentation will discuss the MiniBooNE data, its ...

Samuel Wallon (LPT, Université Paris-Sud, CNRS, Orsay and UPMC Univ. Paris 06)
23/07/2010, 14:37
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We calculate cross section and azimuthal decorrellation of Mueller Navelet jets at the LHC in the complete next-lo-leading order BFKL framework, i.e. including next-to-leading corrections to the Green's function as well as next-to-leading corrections to the Mueller Navelet vertices.
The obtained results for standard observables proposed for studies of Mueller Navelet jets show that both ...

Dr. Christopher Gorham Lester (University of Cambridge)
23/07/2010, 09:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We review the methods which have been proposed for measuring masses of new particles at the Large Hadron Collider paying particular attention to the kinematical techniques suitable for extracting mass information when invisible particles are expected. This talk is, in effect, a companion to a recent review with the same title: http://arxiv.org/abs/1004.2732 (Barr & Lester)

Makoto Miura (ICRR)
24/07/2010, 09:20
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) is motivated by merging of the coupling constants of the strong, weak, and electromagnetic forces at a large energy scale (~ 10^16 GeV ), which is out of the reach of accelerators. One of the other general features of GUTs is that they allow lepton and baryon number violations and they predict instability of
nucleons. Then nucleon decay experiments are the direct ...

Dr. Yoshihisa Obayashi (Kamioka Observatory, ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo)
24/07/2010, 09:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

A large water Cherenkov detector Super-Kamiokande(SK) started data taking in April 1996 and has been continuously accumulating neutrino data.
Electronics system for SK data taking is fully upgraded on September 2008 to ensure stable observation for next 10 - 20 years and to improve sensitivity of the detector.
Recent results on atmospheric neutrino oscillation study from SK before and after ...

Marcello Giorgi (INFN& Universita' di Pisa)
24/07/2010, 14:05
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

SuperB is a project to build in Italy a high luminosity (Peak Luminosity> 10^36) asymmetric e+ e- collider to study flavour physics in the present decade with the goal of disovery New Physycs beyond Standard Model.One of the beams will be longitudinally polarized (P>80%) and the machine can be operated at open charm threshold.
Beauty and Charm rare decays can be studied in five years run with ...

Martin Goebel (DESY - University of Hamburg)
23/07/2010, 16:15
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

Gfitter results from the global Standard Model (SM) fit to electroweak precision data, including newest Tevatron measurements, are reviewed and discussed. Constraints on the Higgs and top-quark masses, as well as on alpha_s(M_Z), are studied in some detail, and outlooks to the LHC and ILC eras are presented. Information from the electroweak fit on loop contributions from beyond-SM models is ...

Dörthe Ludwig (DESY/ University of Hamburg)
23/07/2010, 17:15
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

Physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) can modify the relations between electroweak observables and their theoretical predictions. Such effects can be parametrised in terms of effective, so-called oblique parameters. A global fit of the electroweak SM, as performed with the Gfitter package, allows one to determine the oblique parameters and to derive constraints on new physics. In this talk, ...

Prof. Guey-Lin Lin (National Chiao-Tung University)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

We argue that effective flavor discrimination in neutrino telescopes is the key to probe the flavor ratios of astrophysical neutrinos at the source [1,3] and flavor transition mechanisms [2] of these neutrinos during their propagations from the source to the Earth. We first discuss how well one can reconstruct the flavor ratios of astrophysical neutrinos at the source, given achievable ...

Stefan Schaefer (Humboldt University Berlin)
23/07/2010, 09:00
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Ab-initio studies of the physics of pions using lattice QCD have become possible over the last decade, where particular attention was given to the computation of the constants of the chiral Lagrangian. This is due to significant progress in algorithms, which now allow simulations with light sea quarks on fine lattices. This talk has two objectives: the first is to introduce the ideas behind ...

Prof. Pyungwon Ko (KIAS)
23/07/2010, 16:35
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

Motivated by a possible anomaly in the forward-backward (FB) asymmetry of top quark (A_FB) observed at the Tevatron, we perform a model independent analysis on qqbar -> ttbar using an effective lagrangian with dim-6 four-quark operators.
We derive necessary conditions on new physics structures and the couplings that are consistent with the $t\bar{t}$ production cross section and A_FB measured ...

Prof. Pyungwon Ko (KIAS)
24/07/2010, 10:10
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

We consider a hidden sector with new confining gauge theory similar to ordinary QCD, and show that the lightest mesons in the hidden sector (hidden sector pion h) are automatically stable as a consequence of flavor conservation of hidden sector strong interaction.There would be more than one neutral Higgs-like scalar bosons, and they could decay mainly into the CDM pair, if that decay channel ...

Dr. Roman Pasechnik (Uppsala University)
23/07/2010, 15:28
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We present a simple QCD-based model where the soft gluon rescattering between final state partons in deep inelastic scattering leads to events with large rapidity gaps and a leading proton. In the framework of this model the amplitude of the soft gluon exchanges is calculated in the eikonal approximation to all orders in perturbation theory. Both large and small invariant mass M_X limits are ...

Dr. Masaki Ishitsuka (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
24/07/2010, 11:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Double Chooz is a reactor neutrino oscillation experiment which aims at the discovery of the last neutrino mixing angle, theta_{13}. The expected sensitivity to sin^2(2theta_{13}) reaches 0.03 (90% C.L.) which is approximately a factor 5 better than the current limit. Double Chooz will use two identical detectors with different baselines to suppress the systematic uncertainties down to 1% or ...

Korneliy Todyshev (BINP)
22/07/2010, 11:45
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present a measurement of the mass, total width and leptonic width of the ψ(3770) meson. Results were obtained using data collected at the ψ(3770) resonance with the KEDR detector at the electron-positron accelerator complex VEPP-4M.
The commonly used fitting procedure does not contain interference ψ(3770) resonance and non-resonant DDbar cross section.
In our analysis we used a ...

Hiroyuki Sekiya (University of Tokyo)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Super-Kamiokande currently continues data taking as the fourth phase of the experiment (SK-IV), but high quality 8B solar neutrino data has been accumulated since August 2006 when SK resumed operations as the third phase of the experiment (SK-III). In this presentation, new results of the solar neutrino measurement of SK-III and status/prospects of SK-IV are reported.
The global analysis of ...

Dr. Andrey Shamov (Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics)
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Poster

We report the final result of the KEDR detector on the tau-lepton mass which should supersede our previously published values. The results of the new J/Psi, Psi(2s) mass measurements are also reported confirming our high precision results published in 2003.

Prof. Sinya Aoki (University of Tsukuba)
23/07/2010, 14:00
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

I review the recent progress on the determination of potentials between baryons from lattice QCD, based on works by HAL (Hadron to Atomic nuclei from Lattice) QCD Collaboration, who uses the Bethe-Salpter amplitudes to extract potentials in quantum field theories. The method is first applied to two nucleons on the lattice with quenched QCD simulations. By disentangling the mixing between the ...

Mr. Julien Baglio (Theoretical Physics Laboratory, Orsay)
22/07/2010, 16:15
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

I will present an update of the theoretical predictions for the production cross sections of the Standard Model Higgs boson at the Tevatron collider. The two main search channels will be discussed, the gluon-gluon fusion mechanism gg → H and the Higgs-strahlung process q qbar → VH with V=W/Z, including all relevant higher order QCD and electroweak corrections in perturbation theory. A thorough ...

Dr. Helmut Burkhardt (CERN)
22/07/2010, 09:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

We report on the monitoring and optimization of the beam conditions in early LHC operation :
luminosity monitoring, optimization and calibration, beam-spot size and position and machine induced backgrounds

Christopher Boddy (University of Oxford-Unknown-Unknown)
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

We present the potential for measurement of a low-mass Higgs boson at the LHC using WH and ttH production, with the Higgs boson decaying to tau pairs. We find that these modes can enhance discovery and coupling-ratio sensitivity with 30/fb and 300/fb of 14 TeV collision data, respectively, for a Higgs boson with mass between 115 and 135 GeV.

Jan Therhaag (Univ. Bonn, Physikalisches Institut)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

Given the ever-increasing complexity of modern HEP data analysis, multivariate analysis techniques have proven an indispensable tool in extracting the most valuable information from the data. TMVA, the Toolkit for Multivariate Data Analysis, provides a large variety of advanced multivariate analysis techniques for both signal/background classification and regression problems. In TMVA, all ...

Mr. Yordan Karadzhov (University of Sofia)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Muon ionization cooling provides the only practical solution to prepare high brilliance beams necessary for a neutrino factory or muon colliders. The muon ionization cooling experiment (MICE)* is under development at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK). It comprises a dedicated beam line to generate a range of input emittance and momentum, with time-of-flight and Cherenkov detectors to ...

Constantia Alexandrou (University of Cyprus)
23/07/2010, 14:55
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

We present recent results on the nucleon form factors and low moments of generalized parton districbutions. They are obtained using two degenerate flavors of dynamical twisted mass fermions corresponding to pion masses in the range of about 260-450 MeV. Finite volume and cut-off effects are investigated. Chiral extrapolations of the magnetic moment, Pauli and Dirac radii and the axial charge ...

Juan Pablo Fernandez (CIEMAT)
22/07/2010, 14:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We report new, world-leading measurements of b-hadron lifetimes and their ratios using B+->J/ψ K+ , B0->J/ψ K0*, B0->J/ψ K0s and Λb->J/ψ Λ, decays reconstructed in a data sample corresponding to 4.3 fb-1 collected by the CDF experiment. A detailed resolution model provides improved systematic uncertainties on the lifetimes, and determination of the b hadron decay-length using only the J/ψ ...

Dr. Igor Gorelov (Univ. of New Mexico, USA.)
22/07/2010, 17:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present a high statistics study of Σb bottom baryon states based on a sample corresponding to 5.3 fb-1 of fully reconstructed Λb decays collected by the CDF experiment. The first independent mass and widths measurements of all four states Σb+ and Σb- are reported.

Gavril Giurgiu (Johns Hopkins)
24/07/2010, 14:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

CDF presents improved bounds on the CP-violating phase beta_s and on the decay-width difference DeltaGamma_s of the neutral B0_s meson system. We use 6500 B0_s --> J/psi phi decays collected by the dimuon trigger and reconstructed in a sample corresponding to 5.2 fb^{-1} of data. Besides exploiting a two-fold increase in statistics with respect to the previous measurement, several improvements ...

Felix Wick (Karlsruhe)
23/07/2010, 17:40
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We present a study of the first orbital excitations of the Lambda_c baryon, the resonances Lambda_c(2595) and Lambda_c(2625), in the decay channel Lambda_c+ pi+ pi- as well as the Lambda_c spin excitations Sigma_c(2455) and Sigma_c(2520) in its decays to Lambda_c+ pi- and Lambda_c+ pi+ reconstructed in a sample corresponding to 5.3 fb^-1 of data collected by the CDF experiment. Exploiting the ...

Olga Norniella (UIUC)
22/07/2010, 14:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present new measurements of suppressed decays of the B0s meson to J/ψ final states at CDF. Using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5 fb-1 of proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV, we utilize a low transverse-momentum dimuon trigger to acquire a large sample of J/ψ->µ+µ- decays. We form fully reconstructed B0s candidates using information from the ...

Marco Rescigno (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Sezione di Roma 1)
24/07/2010, 15:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

Quantities related to B decays that are strongly suppressed in the standard model may provide early indications of non-SM physics. CDF has the world's largest heavy flavor samples and can explore rare decays with unprecedented sensitivity. We present the first observation of B0_s --> phi mu+ mu- decays (the rarest B0_s decays observed), a measurement of forward-backward asymmetry in B0 --> K* ...

Prof. Sally Dawson (BNL)
23/07/2010, 15:25
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

We present the one-loop electroweak effects for the process of semi-inclusive b-Higgs production at the LHC. The electroweak effects are significant for heavy Higgs bosons and can be obtained using an effective theory approach. We also discuss new results for the merging of the 4 flavor number parton distribution scheme and the 5-flavor number parton distribution scheme for the calculation ...

Simon George (Royal Holloway)
24/07/2010, 11:20
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

In 2010 ATLAS has seen the first proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV. Later this year a collision rate of nearly 10 MHz is expected. Events of potential interest for physics analysis are selected by a three-level trigger system, with a final recording rate of about 200 Hz. The first level (L1) is implemented in customized hardware, the two levels of the high level trigger (HLT) are software ...

Oscar Adriani (INFN Firenze)
24/07/2010, 12:00
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Data on antiproton, proton, positron, electron cosmic rays between tens MeV and hundreds GeV have been obtained in four years in flight by the PAMELA experiment. The results have been theoretically studied in an extensive way as dark matter annihilation signals, as well as pulsar contributions and new mechanisms of acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays in the Galaxy. The instrument ...

Jonathan Lewis (Fermilab)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

The K+ -> pi+ nu anti-nu process is both highly suppressed and calculable with high accuracy within the Standard Model. The rate of this process is consequently sensitive to most new physics scenarios beyond the Standard Model. A precision measurement of K+ -> pi+ nu anti-nu would be one of the more incisive probes of quark flavor physics this decade. The experimental challenge to date of ...

John Baines (Particle Physics-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory-STFC - Science &)
22/07/2010, 09:45
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The ATLAS trigger has been used very successfully to collect collision data during 2009 and 2010 LHC running at centre of mass energies of 900 GeV, 2.36 TeV, and 7 TeV. The trigger system reduces the event rate, from the design bunch‐crossing rate of 40 MHz, to an average recording rate of 200Hz. The ATLAS trigger is composed of three levels. The first (Level 1) uses custom electronics to ...

Dr. Silvia Amerio (INFN Padova)
24/07/2010, 16:15
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

Real time event reconstruction plays a fundamental role in High Energy Physics experiments. Reducing the rate of data to be saved on tape from millions to hundreds per second is critical. In order to increase the purity of the collected samples, rate reduction has to be coupled with the capability to simultaneously perform a first selection of the most interesting events. A fast and efficient ...

Takashi Kaneko (KEK)
23/07/2010, 09:35
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Disconnected diagrams give crucial contributions to the physics of flavor singlet hadrons and to scalar form factors of non-singlet hadrons. Lattice calculation of the disconnected diagrams is not straightforward because naively it requires huge number of fermion matrix inversions. In this talk, we present recent progress with improved simulation methods particularly focusing on the ...

Dr. Roman Nevzorov (University of Hawaii)
23/07/2010, 14:55
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

It is well known that in no--scale supergravity global symmetries protect local supersymmetry (SUSY) and a zero value for the cosmological constant. The breakdown of these symmetries that ensures the vanishing of the vacuum energy density near
the physical vacuum leads to the natural realization of the multiple point principle (MPP) assumption, i.e. results in the set of degenerate vacua ...

Mitsuo J. Hayashi (Tokai University)
23/07/2010, 15:10
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

By using a string-inspired modular invariant supergravity model, which was proved well to explain WMAP observations appropriately, a mechanism of preheating just after the end of inflation is investigated. By using the canonically normalized and diagonalized scalars, the decay rates of these fields are calculated inflaton S into gauge sector fields.
The reheating temperature is estimated by ...

Dr. Ko Abe (University of Tokyo)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

XMASS is multi purpose low background and low energy threshold experiment using large amount of liquid xenon. The second stage of XMASS, 800kg detector, is now under construction. Main target of this detector is Dark Matter with sensitivity of 10^-45 cm² in spin independent cross section. To keep background level as low as 10^-4/day/keV/kg level, experiment uses many key components such as ...

Mansoora Shamim (University of Oregon) , Mary Rose Robinson (University of Oregon-Unknown-Unknown)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

Tau leptons are a fundamental ingredient in the discovery of New Physics at the LHC. The Standard Model and various SuperSymmetric models predict an abundant production of taus with respect to other leptons. The reconstruction of hadronic tau decay at the trigger level, although a very challenging task in proton proton collisions enviroment, allows to double the signal sample collected, and ...

Dr. Nick Halmagyi (CEA)
22/07/2010, 11:00
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

Constructing models of meta-stable vacua in supersymmetric theories is a crucial task for string phenomenology. It has been conjectured that anti-D3 branes in the Klebanov-Strassler background indeed produce such a supersymmetry breaking scenario. In this talk I will outline the results of a supergravity calculation which represents the backreaction of such anti-D3 branes and discuss the ...

Roberto Bonciani (LPSC, Grenoble)
23/07/2010, 17:09
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We review the status of the theoretical predictions for the top-anti top production in hadronic collisions, paying particular attention to the pair production at the LHC. We stress the need for a complete theoretical analysis that includes higher-order quantum corrections and we discuss recent theoretical calculations at the level of NNLO.

Anthony Hartin (Queen Mary University of London-University of London-Unknown)
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Poster

Any future high energy e+e- linear collider aims at precision measurements of Standard Model quantities as well as of new, not yet discovered phenomena. In order to pursue this physics programme, excellent detectors at the interaction region have to be complemented by beam diagnostics of unprecedented precision. This talk gives an overview of current plans and issues for polarimeters and ...

Dr. Konstantin Chetyrkin (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
23/07/2010, 17:43
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We report on the first analytical, valid for a generic gauge group, calculations of the O(alpha_s^4) corrections to the Adler function and to DIS sum rules, in particular to the the Gross-Llewellyn Smith and to the Bjorken ones. We discuss a decisive check of correctness of our previous calculations of R(s) in QCD and the quenched QED beta-function at five loops, which was carried ...

Giovanni Marsella (Università del Salento and INFN Lecce)
24/07/2010, 15:30
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The ARGO-YBJ experiment, installed at the Yangbajing Cosmic Ray Laboratory (Tibet, China), at 4300 m a.s.l., is a detector 100x110m^2 large, made by a layer of Resistive Plate Counters (RPCs) consisting of a central carpet with almost full coverage extending over an area of about 5.500 m^2, surrounded by a guard ring with partial coverage. The high space-time granularity, the full-coverage ...

Prof. Eric D. Zimmerman (University of Colorado)
24/07/2010, 14:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

T2K is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment searching for oscillation of muon neutrinos into electron neutrinos and measurement of the mixing angle theta_13, a key unknown mixing parameter in the lepton sector. The experiment will also make precise measurements of the oscillation parameters Delta m^2_23 and theta_23 via muon neutrino disappearance.
The major components of T2K ...

Giovanni Antonio Chirilli (CPHT-Polytechnique & LPT d'Orsay)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

To study the high-energy amplitudes, the T-product of two currents can be expanded in terms of coefficient functions (impact factors) and matrix elements of ``composite color dipoles'' made of Wilson line operators with rapidity cutoff preserving conformal invariance. In the leading order, the high-energy evolution of color dipoles is governed by the non-linear Balitsky-Kovchegov (BK) ...

Dr. Philipp Gerhold (Humboldt-University Berlin)
23/07/2010, 12:05
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

We study the effect of a potential fourth fermion generation on the upper and lower Higgs boson mass bounds. This investigation is based on the numerical evaluation of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same Higgs-fermion coupling structure as in the Higgs sector of the electroweak Standard Model. In particular, the considered model obeys a Ginsparg-Wilson version of ...

John Estes (ENS)
22/07/2010, 11:22
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

In a string theory framework, one may unambiguously compute the free-energy density including the vacuum energy, in backgrounds with spontaneously broken supersymmetry. For certain classes of models, the resulting backreaction induces a cosmological evolution which mimics a radiation dominated expansion. The supersymmetry breaking scale is attracted to the temperature scaleand the internal ...

Dr. Nicolas Garron (University of Edinburgh)
22/07/2010, 16:30
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present our strategy to compute the b-quark mass and the heavy-strange decay constant, in heavy quark effective theory including 1/m corrections. By matching the effective theory and QCD in a small volume, one can determine non-perturbatively the bare parameters of the HQET Lagrangian and those of the heavy-light currents. The static, kinetic and magnetic energy of the heavy-light meson ...

Naba Mondal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR))
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to setup an underground laboratory for carrying out front ranking experiments in the area of neutrino physics and related fields. A massive 50 kton magnetized Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector will be built to study atmospheric neutrinos and to make precision measurements of the parameters related to neutrino oscillations. ...

Andrei Rostovtsev (ITEP Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP)-U)
22/07/2010, 15:10
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

Inclusive non-diffractive photoproduction of ρ(770)º, K*(892)º and φ(1020) mesons is investigated with the H1 detector in ep collisions at HERA. The corresponding average gamma p centre-of-mass energy is 210 GeV. The mesons are measured in the transverse momentum range 0.5 < pT < 7 GeV and the rapidity range |y_lab|<1. Differential cross sections are presented as a function of transverse ...

Dr. Pasquale Migliozzi (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN))
24/07/2010, 14:20
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The OPERA long-baseline neutrino experiment is a hybrid electronic-emulsion experiment located in the underground INFN-LNGS Laboratory in central Italy. Its main goal is to observe nu-mu → nu-tau oscillations in appearance mode in the CNGS nu-mu beam from CERN to Gran Sasso. The electronic detectors yielded information on the neutrino beam and localized where an interaction took place. Runs ...

Dr. Enno E. Scholz (University of Regensburg)
23/07/2010, 16:15
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Quantum Chromodynamics with two mass degenerate light quark flavors and an additional single heavier quark flavor has been simulated on the lattice using the domain wall fermion formulation. These simulations cover a range of dynamical pion masses between 300 and 420 MeV and were performed at two different values for the lattice spacing with 1/a=1.73 and 2.32 GeV and a linear lattice extent of ...

Mr. Andrey Tayduganov (Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire (LAL))
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

Recently the radiative B decay to the strange axial-vector mesons, B-> K1(1270) gamma, was observed. This process is particularly interesting as the subsequent K1 decay into its three body final state allows us to determine the polarization of the gamma, which is mostly left- (right-) handed for Bbar (B) in the SM while various new physics models predict additional right- (left-)handed ...

Dr. Ivan Alexandrov (ITEP, Moscow)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

A concept of readout of noble gas two-phase emission detectors by means of multipixel avalanche Geiger photodiodes (MGPDs or SiPMs) and a THGEM structure is presented.
It is well known that a two-phase emission technique with noble gases is a very sensitive method of detection of very small ionisation signals (down to few or single ionisation electrons). Electroluminescent “amplification” ...

Mr. Iftach Sadeh (Tel Aviv University)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

Detectors closing the very forward region in experiments at future linear colliders have to match specific requirements. The forward region design is affected by a phenomenon called beamstrahlung which at high centre of mass energies creates a severe e+e- pair background, leading to annual doses of several MGy in the very forward calorimeters. On the other hand, since beamstrahlung depends on ...

Dr. Nazila Mahmoudi (LPC Clermont-Ferrand)
24/07/2010, 16:20
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The interplay of flavor and collider physics is entering a new era with the start-up of the LHC. During the past few years rare B decays and in particular b -> s gamma transitions have been extensively used and provided exciting opportunities for mapping possible routes beyond the SM. Flavor constraints play in this manner a complementary role to the direct searches.
In this talk, I will ...

Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Research Institute)
22/07/2010, 14:42
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

In this talk we shall describe how quantum entropy function formalism allows us to compute classical, perturbative and non perturbative contribution to the extremal black hole entropy. We shall also compare the results with microscopic results.

Prof. David Hanna (McGill University)
24/07/2010, 14:55
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is an array of four 12-m atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes located near Tucson, Arizona, USA. It is sensitive to astrophysical gamma rays at energies above 100 GeV. Since becoming fully operational in September 2007, VERITAS has detected a variety of sources, including active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebulae, and supernova ...

David W. Miller (SLAC)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

We present the algorithms and results of the reconstruction of the luminous region (also known as beam spot) and measurement of the luminosity in the ATLAS experiment during the first LHC run at energies between √s = 900 GeV (in 2009) and √s = 7 TeV (in 2010).
The LHC luminosity is determined in real time approximately once per second using a number of detectors and algorithms, each having ...

Mr. Peter Waller (University of Liverpool)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

It is essential to get quick feedback at all stages of the collection and reconstruction of particle physics data, and to correctly record quality decisions to ensure that only good data are used to obtain physics results. The ATLAS data quality system provides prompt investigation of collected data, initial calibrations, and later reconstruction, and propagates the corresponding quality ...

Mr. Michael Boehler (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY))
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

The ATLAS experiment has successfully recorded, reconstructed and analyzed millions of collision events delivered by the LHC at an unprecedent centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. The involved large-scale data processing operations worked remarkbly well, from an early commisioning period that gradually evolved to a stable operation mode aiming at physics. The early commissioning samples were ...

Dr. Jike Wang (Institute of Physics-Academia Sinica-Unknown)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

ATLAS is a multipurpose experiment that records the products of the LHC collisions. To reconstruct trajectories of charged particles produced in these collisions, ATLAS is equipped with a tracking system built of silicon planar sensors and drift‐tube based detectors. They constitute the ATLAS Inner Detector.
In order to achieve its scientific goals, the alignment of the ATLAS tracking system ...

Mr. Yasuhiro Nakajima (Kyoto University)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Neutrino oscillations have been observed and confirmed at Delta m^2 ~ 10^(-3) and 10^(-5) eV^2 with various experiments. While oscillations at other mass splittings are prohibited by the current standard model, the LSND experiment observed an excess of electron antineutrinos in a muon antineutrino beam, indicating a possible oscillation at Delta m^2 ~ 1 eV^2.
To test the oscillation at Delta ...

Prof. Martin Pohl (Université de Genève)
24/07/2010, 16:15
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

I review the present experimental situation of high energy cosmic rays, in the GeV to multi-TeV region. Performance of existing instruments, spectrum and composition measurements are presented. Future instruments and their expected contributions to questions like cosmic ray origin, acceleration and propagation, as well as non-standard sources like dark matter are commented on.

Robi Peschanski (IPhT, CEA-Saclay)
22/07/2010, 15:25
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

We consider and compare various geometric-scaling solutions of the QCD Balitsky-Kovchegov (BK) equation, for fixed or running QCD coupling.
These solutions predict different scaling variables which we first test with recent DIS cross-section data using the "Quality Factor" method. Then we use a chi^2 method to compare the different predicted parametrisations of the traveling wave ...

Eric Van Herwijnen (CERN)
22/07/2010, 10:15
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb) is a dedicated heavy flavour physics experiment at the LHC. The trigger system employs the finite lifetime and relative large mass of charm and beauty hadrons to distinguish heavy flavour and background from inelastic pp-scattering. The LHCb trigger is a two level system. The first level is implemented in hardware, it reduces the visible ...

Yeng-Ming Tzeng (Physics Department-National Taiwan University (NTU)-Unknown)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The Preshower detector, as part of the CMS Endcap electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL), is designed to have good spatial resolution to measure the position of incoming particles and thus aid particle identification in the endcaps. It comprises two layers of lead absorbers, each followed by silicon strip sensors with 1.9mm pitch. The physics performance of the Preshower relies upon excellent ...

Mrs. Natalia Lychkovskaya (ITEP Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP))
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

We present a study of the jet transverse structure, the charged hadrons multiplicity in jet and charged hadrons longitudinal and transverse momentum distribution relative to the jet axis on X pb−1 integrated luminosity of proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with the CMS detector at LHC. The jet transverse structure is measured using the second moment of the charged hadron transverse ...

Robert John Bainbridge (Imperial College London)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

Supersymmetry may give rise to striking events that could be discovered early in LHC running. We discuss search strategies based on the generic event signatures of high jet multiplicity and large missing transverse momentum in the final state, which have great potential for discovery. An important aspect of such searches is the commissioning of search variables with LHC data, and demonstrating ...

Roberto Di Nardo (INFN, Sezione di Roma II)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The ATLAS experiment is one of two general purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider. ATLAS is equipped with a charged particle tracking system consisting of three subdetectors, which provide high precision measurements with fine detector granularity. The pixel and microstrip subdetectors, which use silicon technology, are complemented with the transition radiation tracker.
The ...

Tatsuya Masubuchi (University of Tokyo)
23/07/2010, 17:19
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

The search for Higgs bosons at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is based on the analysis of independent final states, such as photon, tau, W and Z pairs. The Higgs discovery potential of ATLAS for each independent final state, as well as for combined channels, is reviewed and discussed. Results are presented for an integrated luminosity for 1/fb at 7 TeV center of mass energy at the LHC. ...

Laurent Serin (Laboratoire de l''Accelerateur Lineaire (LAL) (IN2P3) (LAL))
22/07/2010, 09:50
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

The first measurement of the production cross-sections for W and Z bosons in proton-proton interactions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV are reported from the ATLAS experiment. Based on its excellent capability for reconstructing both high pT electrons and muons, the electron and the muon decay modes of the W/Z bosons are compared. First results for the ratio of W/Z production and of W+/W- production will ...

Sebastian Eckweiler (University of Mainz)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

We report on first results of jet reconstruction and jet calibration in proton-proton collisions produced at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. Jets are reconstructed with the anti-kt jet algorithm and need to satisfy a few selection criteria to reject backgrounds. We compare the data in detail to Monte Carlo simulations and estimate uncertainties on the jet energy scale and jet ...

Dr. Iacopo Vivarelli (Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet - Freiburg)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The response of single isolated hadrons in the ATLAS calorimeter is measured in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV at the LHC. Isolated tracks with a momentum between 0.5 to 10-20 GeV are selected in the rapidity region up to 2.3. Adjacent energy deposits collected in calorimeter clusters are summed together in a cone of size R=0.2. The measured calorimeter cluster ...

Albert Olariu (National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)-)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The performance of the missing transverse energy (Etmiss) reconstructed with the ATLAS detector is assessed in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. We report on results in randomly-triggered events, soft proton proton collisions and collisions with jets at high transverse momentum where Etmiss is expected to be zero. We also expect to be able to report on first Etmiss ...

Seth Zenz (LBNL and UC Berkeley)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The precise measurements of reconstructed tracks in inelastic pp interactions as measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC allow the study of so called 'track jets'. This analysis makes use of the ATLAS inner tracking detector with a coverage in pseudo-rapidity of abs(eta)<2.5. This approach is completely independent from calorimeter measurements, and thus complements jet measurements using ...

Junji Tojo (KEK)
24/07/2010, 10:15
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

Photon identification is important for many physics signatures at the LHC, as well as for detector calibration purposes. Prompt photon identification in ATLAS relies on the fine granularity of the electromagnetic calorimeter, which provides event by event rejection of the dominant background from photons from pi^0 decays, and on the inner detector, which allows us to reconstruct photon ...

Zong-Kai Liu (National Central University)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The Preshower detector is part of the CMS endcap electromagnetic calorimeter, located in front of the lead tungstate crystals. It is composed of two lead absorbers and two orthogonal planes of silicon strip sensors. The purpose of the Preshower is to identify two closely spaced photons from pi0 decays, which allow an additional rejection of background for Higgs to two photon decay channel. A ...

Maurizio Bonesini (INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Hadroproduction measurements (with emphasis on the final results of the HARP experiment) will be reviewed and their parametrization for the optimization and design of new neutrino beams (superbeams/neutrino factory beams) will be presented. The influence of the measurement systematics in the simulation for these future developments will be illustrated. Comparisons with available MC, for the ...

Prof. Stefano Forte (Milan University)
22/07/2010, 14:15
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

I review the current status of knowledge of the parton distributions (PDF) of the nucleon, with particular emphasis on recent progress on the determination of PDF uncertainties and on theoretical and phenomneological issues which limit the current PDF accuracy. I then discuss the implications of PDF uncertainties on LHC processes, with specific references to standard candles and Higgs production.

Justin Evans (University College London)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

MINOS is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment situated along Fermilab's high-intensity NuMI neutrino beam. MINOS has completed an updated search for muon neutrino to electron neutrino transitions, observation of which would indicate a non-zero value for the neutrino mixing angle theta_13. The present 7x10^20 protons-on-target data set represents more than double the exposure used in ...

Prof. Robert Johnson (University of California at Santa Cruz)
24/07/2010, 11:20
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, formerly named GLAST, is a mission in low-Earth orbit to observe gamma rays from the cosmos in the broad energy range from 20 MeV to >300 GeV, with supporting observations of gamma-ray bursts from 8 keV to 30 MeV. The telescope far surpasses previous generations in its ability to detect and localize faint gamma-ray sources, as well as its ability to see ...

Simon Maximilian Honc (Inst. für Experimentelle Kernphys.- KIT)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

We describe a measurement of the inclusive b-jet production in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. The analysis has been done on the first physics data collected in 2010 by the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. To improve the low pT measurement, the jets are reconstructed with the Particle Flow algorithm. The experimental uncertainties from jet energy corrections, jet energy ...

Cosmin Dragoiu (University of Illinois at Chicago)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

We present preliminary results from the CMS experiment for various dijet distributions in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. Early measurements of the dijet mass spectra, centrality ratio, azimuthal decorrelation and angular distribution will be shown. Sensitivity of the phenomenological parameters used to model the initial and final-state radiation in PYTHIA is also ...

Alison Lister (University of Geneva)
22/07/2010, 17:20
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

The measurement of the properties of proton-proton interactions at center-of-mass energies ranging from 900 GeV (injection energy) to 7 TeV in the ATLAS detector are presented. The charged-particle density, its dependence on transverse momentum and pseudo-rapidity, and the relationship between transverse momentum and charged-particle multiplicity are measured for events with at least one ...

Leonid Gladilin (Moscow State University)
22/07/2010, 12:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

Studies of the long-lived resonances Ks and Lambda, reconstructed in inelastic collisions at 900 GeV and 7 TeV using a minimum bias trigger, have been performed using the ATLAS inner tracking detector. The spectra for these resonances are measured as a function of their transverse momentum and rapidity, and compared with Monte Carlo models. The ratio of anti-Lambda to Lambda production is ...

Dr. Georgios Choudalakis (University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute)
23/07/2010, 14:20
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We summarize the analyses of high-pt jets in early pp collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector. The data are confronted with Standard Model predictions with the goal of searching for new phenomena: resonances, gravitationally mediated effects, and contact interactions.

Marija Vranjes Milosavljevic (Institute of Physics-Belgrade)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

We report on preparations for inclusive searches for new physics, in particular supersymmetry, in events with jets and missing transverse energy, with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. We focus on the relevant performance of the ATLAS detector in measuring jets and missing energy in first collision data. We study how Standard Model backgrounds to new physics can be extracted from the data, and ...

Stephan Horner (Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

We report on preparations for inclusive searches for new physics, in particular supersymmetry, in events with one or two isolated high momentum leptons, and possibly jets and missing transverse energy, with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. We focus on the relevant performance of the ATLAS detector, in particular for the measurement of leptons, in first collision data. We study how Standard Model ...

Mercedes Minano Moya (Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular (IFIC) UV-CSIC)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

It is foreseen to increase the luminosity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN by a factor ten, with the upgraded machine dubbed Super-LHC or sLHC. The ATLAS experiment will require a new tracker for sLHC operation. In order to cope with the increase in pile-up backgrounds at the higher luminosity, an all silicon detector is being designed. The new strip detector will use significantly ...

Dr. Andrey Loginov (Yale University, Physics Department)
24/07/2010, 17:15
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

With the LHC collecting first data at 7 TeV, plans are already advancing for a series of upgrades leading eventually to about five times the LHC design-luminosity some 10 years from now in the super-LHC (sLHC) project. The goal is to extend the data set from about 500 fb-1 proposed for the LHC to 3000 fb-1 by around 2030. Coping with the high instantaneous and integrated luminosity will ...

Thomas Hartmann (University of Rostock)
22/07/2010, 15:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

In a sample of 467 million BBbar pairs collected with the BaBar detector at the PEP-II collider at SLAC we have observed the decay B0bar->Λc+ pbar π0 and measured its branching fraction. We determine an upper limit for the branching fraction of the decay B0bar->Λc+(2455) pbar and observe an enhancement at the threshold of the invariant mass of the baryon-antibaryon pair.
We also report the ...

Chaehyun Yu (KIAS)
22/07/2010, 09:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We study the production of two S-wave heavy quarkona at the LHC in the framework of nonrelativistic QCD. We consider the double quarkonium production of same flavour, J/ψ+J/ψ or Υ+Υ as well as that of different flavour, J/ψ+Υ. We calculate the short-distance coefficients in the colour-octet model completely for the first time. Our results for the differential cross section for the J/ψ+J/ψ or ...

Dr. Thomas Latham (University of Warwick)
23/07/2010, 14:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

Constraints on the CKM Unitarity Triangle angle beta can be obtained from a time-dependent Dalitz-plot analysis of the decay B0 -> D pi+ pi-. We present preliminary results of an analysis of the B0 -> D pi+ pi- Dalitz plot using the final BaBar dataset, consisting of around 471 million BBbar pairs.

Dr. Elvira Gamiz (Fermilab)
23/07/2010, 17:15
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Parallel Session Talk

Heavy quark quantities are useful for testing lattice techniques against well known experimental results, as well as for testing the Standard Model (SM) itself, and searching for physics beyond the SM. I will review the results of recent lattice calculations relevant for this program including those of B and D decay constants and semileptonic decay form factors, and neutral B mixing. The ...

Prof. Masako Iwasaki (KEK)
24/07/2010, 14:30
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

For the next generation B-factory experiment in Japan, SuperKEKB, the high luminosity e+e- asymmetric collider at the B mesons CM energy, is planed as an upgrade of the current KEKB.
It is designed to achieve a luminosity of 8x10^35 /cm^2/s, 40 times higher than the highest luminosity record at KEKB.
A summary of the current machine deign and R&D status will be presented.

Dr. De Nardo Guglielmo (Napoli University and INFN)
23/07/2010, 11:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present a search for the fully leptonic B decay B+ -> tau+ nu_{tau} in 459M B/anti-B pairs collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance using the BaBar detector. We select a sample of events with a reconstructed hadronic B decay, B- -> D0 X-, where X represents a combination of charged and neutral light mesons; in the remainder of each event we search for the B+ -> tau+ nu_{tau} signal.

Prof. Paul Kooijman (Univ. of Amsterdam)
24/07/2010, 13:50
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The technical design report of the KM3NeT neutrino detector has been published. In this talk we describe the main features of this future telescope . The detector will be located on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea and will have a total volume of about 8 km3. The point source sensitivity for sources near the Galactic Centre will be more than two orders of magnitude better than any other ...

Mikhail Gostkin (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR)-Unknown-Unknown)
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Poster

Inclusive hadron production cross-sections of the interactions of few GeV/c protons and charged pions with nuclei are of interest for the understanding of the underlying physics, the modeling of Monte Carlo generators of hadron-nucleus collisions, and for the design of neutrino beams. Precise and comprehensive double-differential inclusive hadron production cross-sections from Be, C, Cu, Ta ...

Mr. Alexey Zhemchugov (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (JINR)-Unknown-Unknown)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

The LSND Collaboration reported a 3.8 sigma excess of nue-bar over background, in an experiment that dumped 800 MeV protons into a water target. They interpreted this excess as evidence for numu-bar to nue-bar oscillations, which led to the suggestion of 'sterile' neutrinos. LSND's claim was not confirmed by the MiniBooNE Collaboration, yet the origins of the LSND result were never clarified. ...

Dr. Martin Schnabl (Institute of Physics AS CR, Prague)
22/07/2010, 15:24
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

We review recent progress in finding and analyzing classical solutions of open string field theory.

Dr. Barry Barish (CalTech)
24/07/2010, 11:00
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

A reference design and costing for a 500 GeV electron-positron linear collider based on superconducting radio frequency acceleration (ILC) was produced by the Global Design Effort(GDE) in 2007. That design and the risk mitigating R&D toward a technical design are being evolving with a goal of developing a technical design report and implementation plan at the end of 2012. The ILC TDR, CLIC ...

Oleg Yushchenko (State Res.Center of Russian Feder. Inst.f.High Energy Phys. (IFVE))
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Poster

The summary of results concerning Kl3 decay data collected by ISTRA+ experiment is presented. The results are focused on the form factor fits in different representations.

Dr. Yazgan Efe (Texas Tech University)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

We present a study of the forward-backward charge asymmetry (A_FB) for mu+mu- pairs produced via an intermediate Z/gamma* at 7 TeV center-of-mass energy in the CMS experiment. Unlike in the case of proton-antiproton collisions, the quark and anti-quark directions are unknown at the LHC and this lack of information leads to a dilution in this asymmetry parameter. We are able to recover the true ...

Dr. Gabriel Perdue (The University of Rochester)
24/07/2010, 10:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

MINERvA (Main INjEctoR nu-A) is a new few-GeV neutrino cross section experiment that recently began operations in the FNAL NuMI beam-line. MINERvA employs a fine-grained detector capable of complete kinematic characterization of neutrino interactions. We employ a three ton active target region composed of plastic scintillator as well as a selection of nuclear targets. The experiment will ...

Dr. Viacheslav Egorov (JINR)
24/07/2010, 12:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The laboratory neutrino magnetic moment (NMM) measurement is based on its contribution to the neutrino scattering on free electron (FE) or on an atom [1] via its ionization (AI). In both cases the observable is the recoil electron energy, the sensitivity increases with lowering the detection threshold.
In our experiment GEMMA[2] we use HPGe detector of 1.5 kg placed under the standard 3 GWth ...

Prof. Arie Bodek (University of Rochester)
24/07/2010, 15:30
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

We present unpdate to the Bodek-Yang model for inelastic neutrino- and electron-nucleon scattering cross sections using effective leading order parton distribution functions with a new scaling variable \xi_w.
Non-perturbative effects are well described using the \xi_w scaling variable, in combination with multiplicative K factors at low Q^2 for Q^2 < 1 GeV^2.
Our model desribes all ...

Dr. Marek Kos (Syracuse University/CDMS)
24/07/2010, 09:00
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is a world leader in sensitivity to Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs). CDMS uses a combination of ionization and phonon energy to identify nuclear recoils arising from potential WIMP scatters. As published in Science vol. 327 p.1619, exposure from the final run of the CDMS-II detectors totalled 612 kg-days for the Ge detectors after ...

Dr. Marek Kos (Syracuse University/DEAP,CLEAN)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

The MiniCLEAN and DEAP-3600 dark matter detectors use pulse-shape discrimination of scintillation light in liquid Argon (or Neon) to differentiate between electron-recoil background events and nuclear-recoil events from potential WIMP interactions. The simple design allows for scaling up to larger detectors without loss of discrimination power or detection efficiency. Both detectors are ...

Dr. Tobias Kasprzik (KIT, Karlsruhe)
22/07/2010, 14:00
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

The investigation of weak bosons (W^+/W^-,Z) produced with associated hard QCD jets will be of great phenomenological interest at the LHC, since such processes constitute an important background to a large variety of BSM-physics signatures. At the same time - owing to their large production cross sections and the clear decay signatures of the vector bosons - they can be used to monitor and ...

Mr. Andrea Lucaroni (Università degli Studi di Perugia & INFN Perugia)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

The underlying event in pp interactions at both 900 GeV and 7 TeV is studied exploiting the performances of the powerful CMS tracking system. Charged multiplicity and energy densities are measured in charged jet events concentrating in the regions perpendicular to the plane of the hard 2-to-2 scattering which includes the beam and the jet directions. A significant underlying event activity ...

Karl-Heinz Kampert (Universität Wuppertal)
24/07/2010, 17:10
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The Pierre Auger Observatory is a hybrid air shower experiment which uses multiple detection techniques to investigate the origin, spectrum, and composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. We present recent results on these topics and discuss their implications to the understanding the origin of the most energetic particles in nature as well as for physics beyond the Standard Model, such as ...

Cecile Deterre (CEA - Centre d'Etudes de Saclay (CEA))
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

In supersymmetry, the partner of the bottom quark could be among the lightest supersymmetric particles. In that case, it would be produced abundantly at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. We search for pair-produced sbottom quarks each decaying to a bottom quark and an undetected lightest neutralino in 5.4 fb-1 of data and obtain the most stringent limits to date on the sbottom quark mass.

Prof. Bernd The STAR Collaboration (MIT)
23/07/2010, 10:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The RHIC spin physics program has in 2009 completed the first data taking period of polarized p+p collisions at sqrt{s}=500 GeV. This opens a new era in the study of the spin-flavor structure of the proton based on the production of W^-(+) bosons. W^-(+) bosons are produced in ubar+d,(dbar+u) collisions and can be detected through their leptonic decays, e^- + νbar_e;(e^+ +ν_e), where only the ...

Dr. Justin Evans (University College London)
24/07/2010, 16:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The MINOS experiment utilizes the NuMI neutrino beam to study the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations. Neutrinos are sent over a baseline of 735 km, with a detector near the production point at Fermilab and one at the Soudan underground laboratory in northern Minnesota. By observing the neutrino disappearance characteristic of oscillations, MINOS can measure the oscillation parameters. MINOS ...

Dr. Tzvetalina Stavreva (LPSC)
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Poster

The associated production of direct photons and heavy quarks at the LHC is presented. Predictions for both p-p and p-A collisions at ALICE, ATLAS and CMS are shown. It is demonstrated that this process is a great probe of the gluon and heavy quark nuclear PDFs, as over 80 % of the nPDF dependence at NLO comes from those nPDFs. Therefore we will show that measurements of this process will ...

Prof. Kalyana Mahanthappa (University of Colorado)
24/07/2010, 09:40
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

: We propose the complex group theoretical Clebsch-Gordan coefficients as a novel origin of CP violation. This is manifest in our model based on SUSY SU(5) combined with the double tetrahedral group, T', as the family symmetry. Due to the presence of the doublet representations in T', there exist complex CG coefficients, leading to explicit CP violation in the model, while the Yukawa ...

Guy Wilkinson (Nuclear Physics Laboratory)
23/07/2010, 15:26
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The 818 fb-1 dataset collected at the psi(3770) resonance at CLEO-c offers unique possibilities for measuring strong phase differences in neutral D decays. The measurements require that both D mesons in the event are fully reconstructed, usually with one decaying to the signal mode of interest, and the other to a CP-eigenstate. The strong phase differences extracted from these decays are ...

Prof. Sankagiri Umasankar (I.I.T. Bombay, Mumbai, India)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

The determination if the neutrino mixing matrix and mass-squared differences is one of the aims of neutrino physics today. This is a complicated affair, owing to the various parameter degeneracies. While the proposed 7500 km long `magic baseline' experiment simplifies the task considerably, the intense beam required for such an experiment seems futuristic by current standards. As an ...

Mr. Vassil VERGUILOV (DPNC - University of Geneva)
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Poster

MICE is building at RAL a muon beam with tunable emittance and an array of detectors capable to measure the emittance of the beam before and after any ionization cooling device that will be designed in the future.
This talk will present the details of the measurements of beam emittance and of emittance reduction, the tracking and particle identification instrumentation used for this purpose, ...

Michael Sigamani (Dipartimento di Fisica G. Marconi-Universita di Roma I 'La Sapie)
24/07/2010, 10:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present partial branching fractions for inclusive charmless semi-leptonic B decays anti-B -> X_u l anti-nu, and the determination of the CKM matrix element |V_{ub}|. The analysis is based on a sample of Upsilon(4S) decays into B anti-B pairs collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II e+ e- storage rings. We select events using either the invariant mass M_X of the hadronic system, the ...

Hiroaki Watanabe (KEK)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

The neutral-kaon decay KL -> pi0 nu anti-nu is a direct CP-violating process caused by a flavor-changing neutral current, and the branching ratio is predicted to be (2.49+-0.39) * 10^(-11) in the Standard Model. The rare decay is one of the processes expected to have a significant impact on new physics searches. The E391a experiment at the KEK 12-GeV proton synchrotron was the first dedicated ...

Flavio Archilli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
24/07/2010, 11:50
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

The KLOE experiment at the DAFNE e+e- collider of the Frascati Laboratories of INFN is going to start a second data-taking campaign (KLOE-2). The detector has been upgraded with small angle electron taggers, while the insertion near the interaction point of an inner tracker is planned for the next year. The interaction region of DAFNE has been modified using a crabbed waist scheme. It has been ...

Dr. Mark Hartz (University of Toronto/York University)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

The neutrinos studied in the T2K long baseline neutrino experiment are generated by the decay of hadrons produced when a 30 GeV proton beam is incident on a graphite target. Shifts in the proton beam position and direction at the target will cause changes in the neutrino energy spectra seen by the T2K off-axis neutrino detectors, while a small shift in the beam position or width when ...

Herbert Rohringer (Institut fuer Hochenergiephysik (HEPHY) - Oesterreichische Akad.)
24/07/2010, 11:35
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

We describe the functionality of the hardware based CMS L1 trigger system, which uses special trigger data from our Muon system, the Electromagnetic and Hadronic calorimeters for triggering on jets, electron/gammas and muons, total transverse and missing energy. With these "triggerobjects" complex algorithms can be built, which run simultaneously in the hardware, can be grouped together and ...

Pierre Vanhove (IPHT CEA/Saclay & IHES)
22/07/2010, 09:44
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

We show that different color-ordered tree-level amplitudes in gauge theories satisfy monodromy relations. These relations imply the existence of minimal basis of amplitude and provide the numerator factors of the amplitude for a parametrisation of the tree-level amplitude using only cubic vertices. Applications to supergravity amplitudes follow straightforwardly through the KLT-relations. ...

Prof. Kostas Skenderis (University of Amsterdam)
22/07/2010, 16:15
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

There has been a lot of interest in recent times in systems with non-relativistic conformal symmetry, such as the Schroedinger symmetry. Such systems appear in condensed matter physics such as, for example, fermions at unitarity. Here we discuss how to set up holography for bulk systems with Schroedinger symmetry.

Prof. Ivica Picek (Phys. Dept., University of Zagreb)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

We are presenting a further elaboration of our recent work on a novel seesaw model which at the tree level corresponds to an effective dim > 5 operator. This enables one to lower the seesaw scale on account of the TeV-scale new states testable at the LHC. Vectorlike non-zero hypercharge fermionic seesaw mediators at hand would have at the LHC an appearance which is different from their ...

Ms. Flor de Maria Blaszczyk (CEA / Irfu / SPP)
24/07/2010, 14:00
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) is a new generation neutrino oscillation experiment that started collecting data in 2009 in Japan. A νμ beam produced by an intense proton beam colliding onto a target is directed from J-PARC (Tokai) to the 50kt water Cerenkov detector Super Kamiokande at a distance of 295 km. T2K’s main goals are measuring one of the last unknown parameters of the PMNS matrix θ13 by ...

Prof. George Wei-Shu Hou (National Taiwan University (NTU))
24/07/2010, 17:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

From a thread in the "Direct CPV difference" in charged vs neutral B -> K pi decays observed at the B factories, a possible large and negative mixing-dependent CPV in Bs -> J/psi phi is predicted, if the former arises at least partially from 4th generation t' effect in the Z-penguin. Surprisingly, there is some standing hint at the Tevatron. Whether or not these flavor and CPV effects bear up, ...

Sandy Law (Chung Yuan Christian University)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

We consider all new interaction terms in the lepton sector that are renormalisable, SM gauge invariant but with only one exotic particle appearing per term. Following this setup, we have investigated those new couplings which have been rarely studied. Using the available low-energy experimental data, constraints can be placed on the interaction strength of these new processes via their ...

Dr. Masaharu Aoki (Osaka U., DeeMe working group)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

A new experiment searching for muon-electron conversion by fully utilizing the high-power pulsed proton beam available at J-PARC MLF will be discussed. Both a Monte Carlo simulation and a test measurement indicated that the muonic carbon atom formation rate in a muon target of MLF J-PARC is approximately 10^{10}/sec for 1 MW operation of the RCS. The muonic atom formation rate in an Aluminium ...

Leonard Lesniak (H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, Krakow, Poland)
22/07/2010, 16:45
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

The two-pion effective mass and helicity angle distributions in the charged B-meson decays into three charged pions are studied. The weak decay amplitudes are calculated in the QCD factorization framework. The final state interactions between the produced pairs of pions are described using strong pion-pion scalar and vector form factors. The scalar form factors are constrained by ...

Maurizio Bonesini (INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

The PID instrumentation of the MICE experiment at RAL, to be used to demonstrate muon cooling, is presented. It must provide good PID capabilities, to contribute to a high precision emittance measurement, in a harsh environment with high incoming particle rates, not-uniform fringe magnetic fields and high backgrounds. It is based mainly on a TOF system, CKOV counters and a downstream ...

Lars Sonnenschein (RWTH Aachen)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

A measurement is presented of the flux ratio of positive and negative muons from cosmic ray interactions in the atmosphere, using data collected by the CMS detector at ground level and in the underground experimental cavern. The excellent performance of the CMS detector allowed detection of muons in the momentum range from 3 GeV/c to 1 TeV/c. For muon momenta below 100 GeV/c the flux ratio is ...

Jula Draeger (UHH - Institut fuer Experimental Physik-Universitaet Hamburg-Un)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

The complex system of the CMS all-silicon Tracker, with 15 148 silicon strip and 1440 silicon pixel modules, requires sophisticated alignment procedures. In order to achieve an optimal track-parameter resolution, the position and orientation of its modules need to be determined with a precision of few micrometers. We present results of the alignment of the full Tracker, in its final position, ...

Edgar Fernando Carrera Jarrin (Boston University-Unknown-Unknown)
22/07/2010, 10:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The CMS trigger system has been designed to cope with unprecedented luminosities and accelerator bunch-crossing rates of up to 40 MHz at LHC. The High-Level-Trigger (HLT) combines in a novel way the traditional L2 and L3 trigger components which are implemented in a commercial Filter Farm with thousands of CPUs. The flexibility of a contiguous software environment allows the coherent tuning of ...

Alfredo Tomas (University of Zaragoza)
23/07/2010, 17:30
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Though Neutrino oscillation experiments have shown that neutrinos have finite rest mass, their absolute mass scale is still unknown. The exploration of the degenerate hierarchy, which corresponds to an effective neutrino mass up to 50 meV, is the goal of the next generation of neutrinoless double beta decay experiments. Very good energy resolutions and ultra-low background levels are the two ...

Steven Lowette (UCSB)
22/07/2010, 11:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The CMS tracker is the largest silicon detector ever built, covering an area close to 200 m2 and consisting of 15 148 silicon strip and 1440 silicon pixel modules. The use of tracker data in physics analysis requires fine-grained monitoring and calibration procedures. Results from timing studies, threshold optimization, calibration of gains and Lorentz angle determination are shown and the ...

Yong Yang (Unknown)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The operation and general performance of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter at √s=7 TeV are described. The first LHC beams have been used to finalize the commissioning of ECAL readout and trigger. The precision of the inter-channel synchronization and calibration has been verified and improved with in-situ data, exploiting decays of pi0s and eta into two photons, the phi invariance of the ...

Dr. Florian Beaudette (CERN)
22/07/2010, 17:15
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The aim of the CMS particle flow event-reconstruction algorithm is to identify and reconstruct individually each particle arising from the LHC proton-proton collision, by combining the information from all subdetectors. The resulting particle-flow event reconstruction leads to an improved performance for the reconstruction of jets and MET, and for the identification of electrons, muons, and ...

Salerno Roberto (LLR-Ecole Polytechnique)
22/07/2010, 15:20
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The performance of electron and photon reconstruction and identification has been studied at √s = 7 TeV. Reconstruction and identification variables as well as isolation and photon conversion rejection variables, in the case of electrons, have been compared between data and Monte Carlo for signal and background. Electron and photon identification efficiency, electron fake rate and photon ...

Giovanni Petrucciani (Univ. of California, San Diego)
22/07/2010, 17:35
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The performance of muon reconstruction in CMS has been studied on a sample of muons collected in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV at the LHC. Measured distributions of basic muon-track quantities are well reproduced by the Monte Carlo simulation. Efficiencies of various high-level trigger, identification, and reconstruction algorithms have been measured and compared with the expectations from Monte ...

Prof. Jeremiah Mans (University of Minnesota/CMS)
22/07/2010, 10:10
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

The production of W and Z bosons has been observed in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV using data collected in the CMS experiment. W events were selected containing an isolated, energetic electron or muon. The presence of an energetic neutrino is demonstrated using the distribution of missing transverse energy (MET), which is calculated from calorimetric and tracking ...

Prof. Carter Hall (University of Maryland)
24/07/2010, 09:35
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Cosmological and astrophysical measurements indicate that our galaxy is filled with a new type of matter previously unknown to physics. This "dark matter" apparently has no electromagnetic or strong interactions, but an interaction of the strength of the weak nuclear force is strongly suggested by the data. The LUX collaboration is attempting to detect the faint signature of weakly interacting ...

Mikko Voutilainen (CERN)
24/07/2010, 15:20
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We report on an extensive list of analyses in order to test QCD predictions for jet production in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV, recorded by the CMS experiment. The list includes a measurement of the inclusive jet spectra, obtained with different jet reconstruction methods, the ratio of the inclusive three-jet over two-jet cross sections as a function of the total jet transverse momentum HT, ...

Dr. Rong-Shyang Lu (Physics Department - National Taiwan University (NTU))
24/07/2010, 10:00
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We present preliminary results on the measurement of isolated photon production cross section in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, using data collected with the CMS detector. We estimate contribution of background from hadron decays (such as pi0 to two photons) with several variables, including the ratio of momentum measured in the tracker to the energy measured in the ...

Keith Ulmer (University of Colorado)
22/07/2010, 17:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

We report on measurements of hadron production in pp collisions at √s = 0.9, 2.36 and 7 TeV, recorded with the CMS detector. Transverse momentum, pseudorapidity and multiplicity distributions of charged hadrons are presented. For non-single diffractive collisions, the average charged-hadron transverse momentum and pseudorapidity density near mid-rapidity are compared with other measurements in ...

Dr. Stefano Lacaprara (INFN Padova)
22/07/2010, 17:40
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

We present results on two-particle angular correlations in proton-proton collisions over a broad range of pseudorapidity (Δη) and azimuthal angle (Δφ). The data were collected with the CMS detector. A complex two-dimensional correlation structure in Δη and Δφ is observed. In the context of an independent cluster model of short-range correlations, the cluster size and its decay width are ...

Nuno Leonardo (Purdue)
22/07/2010, 09:45
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

We present the first measurements of the J/ψ and Υ production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV, as measured by the CMS experiment using the dimuon decay channel. For the J/ψ we give the inclusive and the prompt differential cross sections, versus transverse momentum, as well as the beauty fraction, statistically separating the two contributions through a fit to the lifetime ...

Dr. Said Hasan (Universita dell'Insubria - Como and INFN Milan-Bicocca)
24/07/2010, 11:00
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

Bent crystals are devices able to deflect ultrarelativistic particle beams, exploting the electric fields, present at the atomic scale, which are equivalent to a magnetic field of hundreds of tesla. For this reason they are currently used in particle accelerators for beam extraction, splitting and collimation. Inside a bent crystal, several particle trajectories are possible as a function of ...

Lea Michaela Caminada (Institut fuer Teilchenphysik - ETHZ)
22/07/2010, 17:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

Measurements by the CMS experiment of the cross section for inclusive b production in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV are presented. The measurements are based on different methods, such as inclusive jet measurements with secondary vertex tagging or selecting a sample of events containing jets and at least one muon, where the transverse momentum of the muon with respect to the ...

Konstantinos Kousouris (Fermilab)
23/07/2010, 14:40
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We report on a search for new physics in dijet production at CMS, using the first pp collision data at sqrt{s}=7 TeV provided by CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The measured dijet mass spectrum is compared with QCD predictions. We use the dijet mass spectrum to search for dijet resonances that could come from several models, such as, axigluons, flavor univerals colorons, excited quarks or E6 ...

Jim Brooke (H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory)
23/07/2010, 11:30
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We report the preliminary results of searches for long-lived particles produced in 7 TeV pp collisions from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. A signature-based search for heavy stable charged particles using a high transverse-momentum muon trigger was performed. The search uses time-of-flight and ionization energy loss to isolate slowly moving, heavy, high transverse momentum particles. This ...

Si Xie (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT))
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

CMS has many automated and time critical workflows that are used to monitor and commission the detector. Most of the automated workflows are run at the Tier-0 computing facility at CERN, but CMS has recently deployed an infrastructure for automated workflow submission at the Tier-1 centers. In this presentation we will present the development, deployment and operations experience with the ...

Pawel De Barbaro (High Energy Group)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

We present results on the commissioning and performance of the CMS hadron calorimeters in pp collisions at a center of mass energy of 7 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. The hadron calorimeters consist of sub systems covering a wide range of pseudo-rapidity utilizing different technologies and electronics. Anomalous background signals, which had been previously observed in data collected in ...

Dr. Marat Gataullin (Caltech)
23/07/2010, 17:39
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

We overview the prospects for Higgs boson searches with a data sample of 1 fb-1 to be collected in pp-collisions at 7 TeV. We present sensitivity projections for SM-like decay modes H→WW→2l2v, H→ZZ→4l, H→ γγ (including their combination), the MSSM-like signature pp→bbΦ→bb(ττ), and, also discuss a few other possible models/searches. Preliminary results of data analyses validating a number of ...

Alessia Tricomi (Dipartimento di Fisica)
23/07/2010, 09:15
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The LHCf detector is the smallest of the six experiments which are taking data at the CERN LHC accelerator. The whole detector has been installed at the beginning of 2008 on both sides of LHC collision point 1 (IP1). LHCf has been designed to measure with high accuracy energy and transverse momentum spectra of neutral particles in the very forward region (η > 8.4) of LHC collisions by means of ...

Slava Rychkov (ENS & Jussieu)
22/07/2010, 10:06
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

A classic result of 4D CFT says that, in a unitary theory, a scalar operator of dimension d=1 is free. We will present results showing in which sense a scalar O of dimension d>1 but close to 1 is "nearly free". Namely, we analyze the OPE OxO of such a scalar with itself and show that 1) there must be a scalar of dimension 2+O(sqrt(d-1)) in this OPE; 2) in the d->1 limit, no scalars of ...

Achim Geiser (Fachbereich Physik)
22/07/2010, 17:30
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

Beauty photoproduction in dijet events has been measured at HERA with the ZEUS detector using an integrated luminosity of 126 pb-1. Beauty was identified in events with a muon in the final state by using the transverse momentum of the muon relative to the closest jet. Lifetime information from the silicon vertex detector was also used; the impact parameter of the muon with respect to the ...

Henrik Johansson (IPhT CEA Saclay)
22/07/2010, 09:22
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

In a previous paper we observed that (classical) tree-level gauge theory amplitudes can be rearranged to display a duality between color and kinematics. Once this is imposed, gravity amplitudes are obtained using two copies of gauge-theory diagram numerators. Here we suggest that this duality persists to all quantum loop orders and can thus be used to obtain multi-loop gravity amplitudes ...

Stefan Kluth (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik)
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

A new method for a data driven determination of the mass of the top quark m_t is proposed. It uses in ttbar events selected in the lepton+jets decay mode the recently proposed distribution of R_t= m_t/m_W calculated from selected jet triplets associated with the hadronically decaying top quark. The jets stemming from the hadronic W decay are found either by requiring one b-tagged jet in the ...

Dr. Pedro Ruiz-Femenia (RWTH Aachen University)
23/07/2010, 10:10
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

We analyse subleading electroweak effects in the top anti-top resonance production region in e+ e- collisions which arise due to the decay of the top and anti-top quarks into the W+ W- b bbar final state. These are NLO corrections adopting the non-relativistic power counting v ~ alpha_s ~ sqrt(alpha_EW). In contrast to the QCD corrections which have been calculated (almost) up to NNNLO, the ...

Mr. Florian Bernlochner (Humboldt University of Berlin)
24/07/2010, 10:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The total B -> X_s gamma rate and the CKM-matrix element |Vub| determined from semileptonic B-meson decays play an important role in finding indirect evidence of new physics in the flavor sector of the Standard Model, complementary to the direct searches at LHC and Tevatron. Their determination requires the precise knowledge of the parton distribution function for the b quark in the B-meson ...

Prof. Paul Dauncey (Imperial College London)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

We have developed monolithic silicon pixel sensors as study devices for a digital electromagnetic calorimetry application at future collider detectors, such as a linear collider. The motivation for a digital ECAL and the sensor requirements which arise from this are discussed.
We present results from the "TPAC" CMOS sensors produced using the 0.18mu INMAPS process. The sensors have 50mu pixel ...

Lorenzo Basso (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - STFC)
23/07/2010, 09:45
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We present the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) discovery potential in the Z' sector of a U(1){B-L} enlarged Standard Model (that also includes three heavy Majorana neutrinos and an additional Higgs boson) for sqrt{s}=7 and 14 TeV centre-of-mass (CM) energies, considering both the Z'{B-L} -> e+e- and Z'_{B-L} -> µ+µ- decay channels.
The run of the LHC at sqrt{s}=7 TeV, assuming at most ∫L ~ 1 ...

Ms. Clementine Broutin (Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (LLR)-Ecole Polytechnique-Unknown)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The CMS electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) has been designed to precisely measure electron and photon energy. It is made of 75848 lead tungstate (PbWO4 ) crystals and its characteristics have been optimized for the search of the Higgs boson in its two photons decay mode. In view of the high interaction rate at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CMS implements a sophisticated online selection ...

Dr. Maxim Chernodub (University of Tours, France)
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Poster

We show that the local parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma supports existence of free (meta)stable knots of deconfined hot quark matter stabilized by superstrong magnetic fields. The magnetic field in the knots resembles the spheromak plasma state of the magnetic confinement approach to nuclear fusion. The size of the knot is quantized, being inversely proportional to the chiral ...

Mr. Matthias Artur Weber (ETH Zuerich)
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Poster

We present a study of hadronic event shapes in 7 TeV collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) using the data recorded so far. We use purely calorimetric jets, track jets and jets constructed using particle flow techniques as input for calculating various event-shape variables, which probe the structure of the hadronic final state. It is shown that the normalized event-shape distributions ...

Dr. Tome Anticic (Rudjer Boskovic Institute)
22/07/2010, 12:15
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

New data on the production of hyperons, as well as of pions, charged kaons, protons, anti-protons, neutrons in p+p interactions are presented. The data come from a sample of 8.2 million inelastic events obtained with the NA49 detector at the CERN SPS at 158 GeV/c beam momentum. The high statistics data sample allows the extraction of detailed differential distributions as a function of x_f ,y ...

Brendan Casey (Fermilab)
23/07/2010, 12:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present the results of a search for the flavor-changing neutral current decay B0_s -> mu+ mu- using approximately 6.1 fb^{-1} of p anti-p collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. Compared to the previous published D0 result we have increase the amount of data analysed by a factor of 4 and improved the background rejection using a ...

Bruce Hoeneisen (Universidad San Francisco de Quito)
24/07/2010, 13:50
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We measure the charge asymmetry A of like-sign dimuon events in 6.1 fb^{-1} of p anti-p collisions recorded with the D0 detector at a center-of-mass energy sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. From A, we extract the like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in semileptonic b-hadron decays:
A^b_{sl}= -0.00957 +- 0.00251(stat) +- 0.00146 (syst).
This result differs by 3.2 standard ...

Prof. Ted Barnes (ORNL)
23/07/2010, 11:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

In this introductory overview I will discuss recent developments in hadron spectroscopy that are of particular relevance to this meeting, including the spectroscopy of heavy quark hadrons, exotic and multiquark systems, and new theoretical results such as developments in LQCD.

Prof. Mu-Chun Chen (University of California at Irvine)
24/07/2010, 16:35
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We propose a Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model combined with a non-universal, non-anomalous U(1)' symmetry. All anomalies are cancelled in the model without any exotic fields other than the three right-handed neutrinos which are needed to generate neutrino masses. The D-term associated with the U(1)' gives rise to additional contributions to the slepton masses, rendering all slepton masses ...

Marc Winter (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien)
24/07/2010, 16:35
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

CMOS pixel sensors have demonstrated attractive performances in terms of spatial resolution and material budget. The recent emergence of high resistivity substrates in mass production CMOS processes has originated particularly high signal-to-noise ratios and improved the non-ionising radiation tolerance to fluences close to 10^14 Neq/cm^2. These achievements, obtained with MIMOSA sensors ...

Dr. Edmond Berger (ANL)
23/07/2010, 11:15
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We explore the potential for discovery of an exotic color sextet scalar in same sign top quark pair production in early running at the LHC. We present the first phenomenological analysis at collider energies of a color sextet scalar with full top quark spin correlations included. We demonstrate that one can measure the scalar mass, the top quark polarization, and confirm the scalar resonance ...

Dr. Pawel Staszel (Jagiellonian University)
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Poster

This presentation will summarize status and plans of the NA61/SHINE ion program. NA61/SHINE at the SPS facility is the successor of the former NA49 experiment. The aim of the new project is to explore the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter within the range of thermodynamical variables (like e.g. temperature and baryon chemical potential) where QCD predicts the existence of a 1-st ...

Stefan Westerhoff (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
24/07/2010, 15:15
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Milagro, a water Cherenkov air shower detector located in the Jemez Mountains, operated from 2000 to 2008. With its wide field of view and nearly continuous operation, Milagro has shed new light on the TeV sky. As a gamma-ray detector, it has detected and monitored known sources such as the Crab Nebula and Markarian 421, and it has discovered TeV emission from a number of other sources. As ...

Dr. Javier Castillo Castellanos (Service de Physique Nucleaire (SPhN))
22/07/2010, 11:40
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

ALICE is the LHC experiment dedicated to the study of heavy-ion collisions. The main purpose of ALICE is to investigate the properties of a state of deconfined nuclear matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma. Heavy flavour measurements will play a crucial role in this investigation. The physics programme of ALICE has started by studying proton-proton collisions at unprecedented high energies.
We will ...

Jean-Francois Glicenstein (CEA)
24/07/2010, 11:40
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The H.E.S.S. experiment is an array of four identical imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes in the Southern hemisphere, designed to observe very high energy gamma-rays (E $>$ 100 GeV). The annihilation of dark matter particles in large mass density astrophysical objects could produce detectable very high energy gamma-rays. The HESS collaboration has searched for a dark matter annihilation ...

Jordan Damgov (TTU)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The production of vector bosons with jets is important for testing QCD and for estimating backgrounds for top quark production and for new physics studies. Deviations of the measurements from the standard model predictions can signal the onset of new physics. We present first results on the measurement of cross sections for the production of vector bosons and jets for proton-proton collisions ...

Zoltan Ligeti (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
23/07/2010, 14:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We explore which new physics signatures could be discovered in the first year of the LHC, beyond the expected sensitivity of the Tevatron data and other constraints. We construct "supermodels", for which the LHC sensitivity even with only 10 pb-1 useful luminosity is greater than that of the Tevatron with 10 fb-1. The simplest scenarios involve s-channel resonances in the quark-antiquark and ...

Prof. Kaladi Babu (Oklahoma State University)
24/07/2010, 09:00
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

I will summarize recent developments in 4-dimensional supersymmetric grand unified model building. A class of SUSY GUTs based on SO(10) will be presented which successfully addresses for the first time (i) the doublet-triplet splitting probelm to all orders, (ii) realistic quark and lepton mixing, (iii) gauge coupling unification including GUT scale threshold effects, and (i) the origin of ...

Prof. Kaladi Babu (Oklahoma State University)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

Non-Abelian family symmetries can help us understand the observed pattern of quark and lepton masses, and possibly lead to testable predictions in the flavor sector. The same family symmetries can also control excessive flavor violation that generally arises in supersymmetric models. I will present a class of models with a non-Abelian family symmetry wherein the first two family fermions (and ...

Prof. Kaladi Babu (Oklahoma State University)
24/07/2010, 17:40
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

I will first summarize the radiative mass generation mechanism for small neutrino masses, which is an alternative to the seesaw mechanism. Because of loop and chirality suppressions, this mechanism typically requires the scale of new physics to be near the TeV. A recent discovery wherein small neutrino masses arise as two-loop radiative corrections via leptoquark exchange will be presented. ...

Dr. Hiroaki Watanabe (KEK)
23/07/2010, 09:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

J-PARC-E14 KOTO experiment aims at first observation of the rare decay KL->pi0nunu using an intense KL beam in the Hadron experimental hall at J-PARC. The new dedicated KL beamline for KOTO experiment has been constructed in 2009. First KL beam was successfully extracted and surveyed from Oct. in 2009 to Feb. in 2010. Assembling of main detector part, which is composed of 2716 CsI crystals, ...

Amarjit Soni (BNL)
23/07/2010, 17:35
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

One of the most interesting theoretical scenarios for extending the Standard Model is based on the notion of a single warped extra-dimension. Though the original idea was proposed to address the Planck-weak hierarchy, it actually can also lead to an understanding of flavors. As purely a theory of flavor the UV cut-off may be much much less than the Planck mass and may be around 10^4 TeV. The ...

Dr. Koji YOSHIMURA (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK))
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

The primary aims of the BESS-Polar program are precise measurements of the low-energy antiproton spectrum and search for cosmologically significant antimatter, which would provide new clues to understand the early Universe. The second flight (BESS-Polar II) over Antarctica was successfully carried out in December 2007 - January 2008. We performed 24.5 days scientific observation just at the ...

Dr. Masayuki Koga (Tohoku University)
24/07/2010, 09:40
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The KamLAND 1000 ton ultra pure LS environment has a good advantage for the double beta decay experiment. We are planning to install the 20m3 volume mini balloon with 136Xe loaded LS in 2011. The target sensitivity of Xe phase is 60 meV on neutrino mass using 400kg enriched Xe. We will report our progress of KamLAND Xe phase and recent analysis topics.

Mr. Tobias Koettig (TU Dortmund)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

Even though more than 50 years have passed since the experimental detection of the neutrino, many important properties of this outstanding lepton are still unknown. It is the last elementary particle whose rest mast could not be measured yet, and because it is neutral it is also the only fundamental particle that may be its own anti-particle. Observation of neutrinoless double beta decay can ...

Mr. Koji Shiomi (for the KOTO collaboration) (Kyoto university)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

The KOTO experiment aims to discover the decay KL -> pi0 nu nubar at the J-PARC 50 GeV Proton Synchrotron. The branching ratio of this decay mode is predicted to be 2.5x10^-11 in the Standard Model(SM). Because its theoretical uncertainty is very small, this decay mode is a powerful tool for measuring Standard Model parameters and searching for new physics beyond the SM. The current upper ...

Dr. Andrea Longhin (CEA Saclay)
07 - Neutrinos
Poster

The feasibility of a European next-generation very massive neutrino observatory in seven potential candidate sites located at distances from CERN ranging from 130 km to 2300 km, is being considered within the LAGUNA design study.
Neutrino fluxes to LAGUNA sites were calculated using a recently developed GEANT4 based simulation assuming a high intensity proton driver at 4.5 GeV (SPL) or 50 GeV ...

Dr. Mercedes Lopez Noriega (IPNO)
22/07/2010, 16:40
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

We will present the transverse momentum spectra of identified particles measured with the ALICE experiment in proton-proton collisions at LHC recorded at the center-of-mass energies of 0.9 and 7 TeV. The spectra of the charged particles (π± , K± , p and pbar) were obtained measuring the dE/dx in the ALICE TPC and ITS complemented at higher momenta by the time-of-flight information provided by ...

Prof. Mehmet Zeyrek (Physics Department, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara)
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Poster

The loop level flavor changing neutral currents transitions of the Σb->n l+ l- and Σc->p l+ l- are investigated in full QCD and heavy quark effective theory in the light cone QCD sum rules approach. Using the most general form of the interpolating current for ΣQ, Q=b or c, as members of the recently discovered sextet heavy baryons with spin 1/2 and containing one heavy quark, the transition ...

Massimiliano Chiorboli (Dipartimento di Fisica)
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Poster

The CMS trigger system has been designed to cope with unprecedented luminosities and accelerator bunch-crossing rates of up to 40 MHz at the LHC. We discuss the performance of the CMS trigger and some of the issues relevant to searches for new physics.

Matthias Neubert (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
24/07/2010, 16:05
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

A comprehensive analysis of tree-level weak interaction processes at low energy is presented for different implementations of the Randall-Sundrum model with gauge and matter fields in the bulk and brane-localized Higgs sector. The complete form of the effective weak Hamiltonian is obtained, which results from tree-level exchange of Kaluza-Klein (KK) gluons and photons, the W and Z bosons and ...

Prof. Giampiero Passarino (Torino University)
23/07/2010, 14:00
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

Higgs production cross sections, including electroweak NLO corrections will be discussed

Dr. Letizia Lusito (Universita &amp; INFN, Bari; Cern)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

The reconstruction of tau leptons in a hadronic environment can be challenging, yet is important for many searches for new particles as well as studies of standard model processes. The production of Z bosons decaying subsequently into tau pairs serves as an important benchmark for tau reconstruction. We describe tau reconstruction in CMS and present evidence for Z bosons decaying into tau ...

Prof. Paul Harrison (University of Warwick)
23/07/2010, 11:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We construct a new set of Standard Model evolution invariants which link quark masses and mixing parameters. We examine their phenomenological implications and infer a simple combination of Yukawa coupling matrices which appears to play a unique role in the Standard Model. This suggests a possible new insight into the observed spectrum of quark masses. Similar evolution invariants are obtained ...

Dr. Sheer El-Showk (CEA Saclay)
22/07/2010, 15:03
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

We quantize a family of smooth multicentered supergravity solutions generating (micro)states of a large supersymmetric black hole in five dimensions. Certain special states are found to suffer from unexpected, macroscopically large quantum fluctuations in the near horizon region of the putative black hole. This breakdown in effective field theory near the horizon may be relevant in resolving ...

Prof. Kyungseon Joo (University of Connecticut)
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Poster

We will discuss the program to study the electromagnetic N transition form factors with the CLAS12 detector and the energy upgraded 12 GeV CEBAF beam at Jefferson Lab. We plan to measure exclusive single-meson and double-pion electroproduction cross sections off a proton target to study almost all well established N's at still unexplored area of highest photon virtualities ever achieved in ...

Dr. James Sparks (University of Oxford)
22/07/2010, 17:06
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Parallel Session Talk

I will summarize recent progress in constructing M-theory/string theory duals to (2+1)-dimensional superconformal field theories.

Prof. Yoshitaka KUNO (Osaka University)
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Poster

We would like to present the status of the COMET experiment, which aims at searching for muon to electron conversion in a muonic atom at J-PARC with an experimental sensitivity of better than 10^-16. The muon to electron conversion is one of the processes of charged lepton flavor violation (cLFV). Physics of cLFV has attracted much attention from theorists and experimentalists since cLFV would ...

Wolfgang Dungel (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
24/07/2010, 11:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present measurements of the branching fraction and the HQET form factors rho^2, R_1 and R_2 for the decay B0 -> D*-l^+ nu using untagged Upsilon(4S) -> B anti-B events. The Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |V_{cb}| is extracted and a test of the form factor parametrization is presented. The results are based on a large data sample recorded by the Belle detector at the KEKB e+ e- ...

Hyuncheong Ha (Korea University)
24/07/2010, 09:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present a measurement of the charmless semileptonic decay B^0 --> pi^- l^+ nu using a large sample of untagged Upsilon(4S)--> B anti-B events collected with the Belle detector at the KEKB e^+ e^- asymmetric collider. From the results, we determine the branching fraction of the decay and extract the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |V_{ub}| using various approaches.

Himansu Sahoo (University of Hawaii)
24/07/2010, 12:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We report the first observation of the radiative decay B^0 --> phi K^0 gamma and new measurements of time-dependent CP-violation using a large data sample collected at the Upsilon(4S) resonance with the Belle detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e^+e^- collider. These measurements are sensitive to right-handed currents
from new physics. We also report an updated measurement of the branching ...

Cheng-Chin Chiang (National Taiwan University)
24/07/2010, 11:30
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We have performed a search for the decay B --> X_s l^+l^- using a pseudo-inclusive reconstruction technique. Using a data sample of 657 x 10^6 BB pairs, we observe a clear signal, including 238.3 +- 26.4 +- 2.3 events in the mass region M(X_s) < 2.0 GeV/c^2. The measured branching fraction is BR(B -> X_s l l) = (3.33 +- 0.80(stat) ^{+0.19}_{-0.24} (syst))x 10^{-6}; this result is restricted to ...

David Cassel (Cornell University)
24/07/2010, 09:15
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

Using the full CLEO-c D0D0bar, D+D-, and DsbarDs data samples, we have made precision measurements of many D meson semileptonic branching fractions and form factors. The results for the form factors of exclusive D+ and D0 semileptonic decays to K and π mesons agree well with recent Lattice QCD calculations. Using a non-parametric technique, we measure the form factor for D+->K0bar e v_e ...

Christine MARQUET (CENBG University Bordeaux I and CNRS)
23/07/2010, 16:15
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The NEMO-3 experiment located in the Modane Underground Laboratory is searching for neutrinoless double beta decay. The experiment has been taking data since 2003 with seven isotopes. The main isotopes are 7kg of 100Mo and 1kg of 82Se.The new results with 4 years of data taking will be presented for 100Mo. No evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay has been found to date. The data are ...

Pablo G Ortega (University of Salamanca)
23/07/2010, 15:35
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

In the last years, a number of exciting discoveries of new hadron states have challenged our description of the hadron spectroscopy. Among these so called XYZ states, one of the most mysterious states is the well established X(3872).
In Ref.[1] we performed a coupled channel calculation of the 1^++ ccbar sector including qqbar and DD* molecular configurations; in the framework of a ...

Dr. Svetlana Barkanova (Acadia University)
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Poster

As the experimental techniques continue to be developed and improved, they will require more precise contributions from theory. The indirect tests of the Standard Model via high-precision measurements like Qweak and 12 GeV Møller scattering planned at JLab will demand a complete theoretical evaluation of the Next-to-the-Leading-Order and higher effects in electroweak interactions done at ...

Andrew Laing (University of Glasgow)
24/07/2010, 12:10
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Parallel Session Talk

The Neutrino Factory is the most powerful of the proposed facilities to search for CP violation in the lepton sector via neutrino oscillations. It delivers a well known beam of electron neutrinos and muon-antineutrinos from positive muon decay (electron-antineutrinos and muon neutrinos from negative muon decay) produced in the straight sections of the storage rings in which the muons are ...

Sandro Bravar (Section de Physique - Univ. de Genève)
24/07/2010, 15:00
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

As neutrino long baseline experiments enter a new domain of precision, important systematic errors due to poor knowledge of production cross sections for pions and kaons require more precise measurements. Among other goals, the NA61/SHINE (SHINE SPS Heavy Ion and Neutrino Experiment) experiment at the CERN SPS aims at precision (5% and below) measurements to improve the prediction of the ...

Richard Hydomako (TRIUMF)
12 - Beyond Quantum Field Theory Approaches (including String Theories)
Poster

Precision symmetry tests at low energies have played important roles in our understanding of fundamental interactions. ALPHA (Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus) is an international project located at CERN, whose prime goal is to perform tests of CPT symmetry on antihydrogen. By precise spectroscopic comparisons of well-studied atomic hydrogen with its antimatter counterpart, we hope to ...

Yutaka Ushiroda (KEK)
24/07/2010, 17:15
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We report on the plan and current status of the upgrade of the KEK B-factory accelerator toa super B factory (SuperKEKB), and the upgrade of the Belle detector to Belle II. The upgraded accelerator should reach an instantaneous luminosity of 8 x 10^{35} cm^{-2} s^{-1}, which is about 40 times higher than that of the current KEKB accelerator. The upgraded Belle II detector will be significantly ...

Georg Matthias Von Hippel (University of Mainz)
09 - Progress in Lattice Techniques and New Results
Poster

Moving NRQCD (mNRQCD) is Non-Relativistic Quantum Chromodynamics (NRQCD) formulated on a lattice which is boosted relative to the usual discretization frame. mNRQCD allows to treat the momentum for the heavy quark arising from the frame choice exactly. The action for mNRQCD has been derived through O(1/m^2,v^4), as accurate as the NRQCD action in present use, including O(a^4) improvements. We ...

Pierre Artoisenet (The Ohio State University)
22/07/2010, 09:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

In this talk, I will present recent progress on quarkonium production within NonRelativistic QCD. I will first give a brief introduction of the framework, and discuss the still open questions. I will emphasize the impact of the QCD corrections to several observables, including the pT spectrum and the polarization of J/ψ and Υ states produced in hadron collisions. After comparing up-to-date ...

Romain Rougny (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Poster

The charged particle multiplicity, n, is an essential observable in hadron collisions. It is the result of the counting of all charged particles produced by the primary proton-proton interaction. In particular, the events collected by minimum bias triggers contain soft interactions and produce mostly particles with low transverse momenta. The shape of the charged particle multiplicity spectrum ...

Dr. John The PHENIX Collaboration (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
23/07/2010, 10:15
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

Electrons from W^± decays have been observed in longitudinally polarized p+p collisions at sqrt{s} = 500 GeV in the PHENIX detector at RHIC. The electron energy spectrum from W decays measured with an integrated luminosity of approximately 10 pb^-1 will be shown. A measurement of the electron single spin asymmetry which measures the spin structure of flavor identified quarks and antiquarks in ...

Angelo Nucciotti (Univ. Milano-Bicocca and INFN Sez. Milano-Bicocca)
23/07/2010, 16:35
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

The search for neutrinoless double beta decay is a powerful tool to assess the neutrino mass scale and to establish whether the neutrino is a Majorana or a Dirac particle.
To date, CUORE is the only fully approved next generation 1-ton size experiment with the goal of approaching the inverted hierarchy region of the effective neutrino mass spectrum.
CUORE is an array of 988 TeO2 cryogenic ...

Dr. Michael Unger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
24/07/2010, 17:45
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

NA61/SHINE is a fixed-target experiment to study hadron production in hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions at the CERN SPS. Due to the very good acceptance and particle identification in forward direction, NA61/SHINE is well suited for measuring particle production to improve the reliability of air shower simulations. We show the energy and phase space regions of secondary particles ...

Samo Korpar (Maribor Univ. and J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana)
13 - Advances in Instrumentation and Computing for HEP
Poster

For the Belle-II experiment, we have been developing a proximity focusing RICH counter with silica aerogel radiator as a new particle identifier in the forward endcap region to reach a pi/K separation capability corresponding to 4 sigma at 4 GeV/c. We have developed a novel radiator concept, a multilayer stack of radiator tiles with increasing refractive index in a focusing configuration. The ...

Francesco Hautmann (University of Oxford)
23/07/2010, 14:54
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) it will become possible for the first time to investigate experimentally the forward region in hadron-hadron collisions via high-p_T processes. In the LHC forward kinematics QCD logarithmic corrections in the hard transverse momentum and in the large rapidity interval may both be quantitatively significant. The theoretical framework to resum consistently ...

Ms. Regina Kwee (for the ATLAS Collaboration) (CERN/Humboldt University of Berlin)
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Poster

Since the restart of the LHC in November 2009, ATLAS has collected inelastic pp-collisions to perform first measurements on charged particle densities. These measurements will help to constrain various models describing phenomenologically soft parton interactions. Understanding the trigger efficiencies for different event types are therefore crucial to minimize any possible bias in the event ...

Tobias Hurth (CERN/Mainz Univ.)
24/07/2010, 12:00
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present a complete method to construct QCD-protected observables based on the exclusive 4-body B-meson decay B --> K^* l^+ l^- in the low dilepton mass region. The core of the method is the requirement that the constructed quantities should fulfil the symmetries of the angular distribution. We have identified all symmetries of the angular distribution in the limit of massless leptons ...

Frank Nerling (Fakultaet fuer Physik)
23/07/2010, 12:00
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The COMPASS experiment focused its physics program on hadron spectroscopy in the last two years. As a fixed target experiment at the CERN SPS accelerator, COMPASS features large acceptance and high momentum resolution and thus qualifies well for studies of diffractive dissociation and central production. Hadron formation with both 190 GeV pi-/K- amd 190 GeV p/pi+ beams on liquid hydrogen, ...

Dorota Sokolowska (University of Warsaw)
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Poster

We consider evolution of the Universe after EWSB leading to the present Inert phase, containing a SM-like Higgs boson and scalar dark particles among them a Dark Matter candidate. In particular we address the question, thether there is a possibility to have a sequence of the phase transitions instead of a single one leading directly from EW symmeric phase to the Inert one. The ...

Francesco Hautmann (Institute of Theoretical Physics)
22/07/2010, 11:35
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

This talk gives an introduction to transverse momentum dependent (unintegrated) parton distributions and presents the results of a recent study of quark splitting functions defined at fixed longitudinal and transverse momenta. We discuss the treatment of endpoint divergences, emphasizing the physical picture that underlies the need for infrared subtraction factors in the operator matrix ...

Olga Evdokimov (University of Illinois at Chicago)
22/07/2010, 09:20
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

One of the most remarkable discoveries of the ongoing heavy ion physics program at RHIC is the experimental observation of the jet quenching. The STAR detector, with its extended angular coverage, has made possible novel studies of jet interactions with QCD matter using angular correlations.
Di- and tri-hadron correlation studies have shown evidence of strong interactions between hard partons ...

Daniel Kikola (Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab./Warsaw Univ. of Technology)
22/07/2010, 11:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

According to lattice QCD calculation, the suppression pattern of quarkonia states is expected to provide insight into thermodynamic properties of hot and dense matter, Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), predicted to be created in relativistic heavy ions collisions at RHIC energies. The suppression in this calculation is caused by screening of the binding potential between quark and antiquark in QGP. ...

Dr. Daniel Schulte (CERN)
24/07/2010, 11:40
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The compact linear collider study (CLIC) is aiming at delivering a conceptual design for a multi-TeV linear electron-positron collider in 2011.
This concept is based on high gradient normal-conducting accelerating structures. The RF power for the acceleration of the colliding beams is produced by a novel Two Beams Acceleration scheme based on extracting power from a high current drive beam ...

Dr. Roger Bailey (CERN)
24/07/2010, 17:30
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The plans for increasing the integrated luminosity of the LHC beyond its nominal parameters are well under way. The first upgrade is based on improvement of the collimation system, probably the most limiting factor at present. This will allow to reach and to pass the nominal 10^34 cm^-2 s^-1. Other improvements in the injector chain (Linac4, PSB at 2 GeV, SPS upgrade) and in the LHC ring (a ...

Prof. Brian Foster (University of Oxford)
24/07/2010, 11:25
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The ILC is unique in particle physics in not having a "host" laboratory and in being fully international from the outset. Studies over the last two years have gathered data from other major projects of a similar size in order to learn lessons and formulate suggestions for how an ILC project can best be realised and managed. The current report is interim and is intended to engage with funding ...

Frank Krauss (University of Durham)
23/07/2010, 09:00
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

The status of the standard multi-purpose Monte Carlo tools for LHC physics is reviewed, with a special emphasis on recent developments. These include the systematic inclusion of higher-order corrections and the modelling of soft QCD.

Prof. Max Klein (University of Liverpool)
24/07/2010, 15:20
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

Under the auspices of CERN, ECFA and NuPECC, a Conceptual Design Report is being prepared on the physics, detector and accelerator for an ep/eA collider, which by adding an O(60) GeV energy electron beam to the proton/ion beams of the LHC, will open a path to high mass and lowest Bjorken x explorations of polarised electron/positron-quark/gluon interactions at TeV energies. The LHeC will ...

Prof. Glennys Farrar (New York University)
24/07/2010, 17:30
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

Data relating to the composition and sources of UHECRs appear to be self-contradictory. The observations will be reviewed and the question will be addressed of whether there is any way to reconcile the observations. Different options and possible interpretations will be discussed.

Dr. Eric R. Colby (SLAC)
24/07/2010, 12:05
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

With the potential to reach high gradient with unrivaled compactness, acceleration using dielectric structures is an area of active research. Dielectrics offer an order-of-magnitude improvement in damage resistance to short pulses of radiation compared to metals, and exhibit lower loss at optical and terahertz frequencies. Dielectrics have demonstrated the ability to withstand broadband ...

Thomas Becher (University of Bern)
24/07/2010, 09:00
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

The production of hard photons in hadronic collisions is studied using Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). This is the first application of SCET to a physical, observable cross section involving energetic partons in more than two directions. The final resummed inclusive direct photon distribution is valid to next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic order (NNLL), one order beyond previous work. ...

pierre sokolsky (university of Utah)
24/07/2010, 16:35
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) experiment studied ultrahigh energy cosmic rays using the fluorescence technique. HiRes had two fluorescence sites located atop desert mountains in west-central Utah, and ran from 1997-2006. Results from the complete HiRes data set will be presented, on the spectrum, composition, and anisotropy of cosmic rays.

Gordon Thomson (University of Utah)
24/07/2010, 16:55
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The Telescope Array (TA) Experiment is a hybrid experiment located in west-central Utah that studies ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. The TA experiment has a surface detector of 507 scintillation counters deployed on a 1.2 km grid, and three fluorescence detector stations arranged around the surface detector which overlook it. TA is the largest cosmic ray detector in the northern hemisphere. ...

Dr. Grigory Trubnikov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna)
24/07/2010, 14:55
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

New project - heavy ion collider facility NICA/MPD (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility + MultyPurpose Detector) is under active development now at JINR (Dubna).
The general goal of the project is to start in the coming 5 years experimental study of hot and dense strongly interacting baryonic matter and search for possible signs of the mixed phase and critical endpoint in heavy ion ...

David Kosower
24/07/2010, 16:15
03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics
Parallel Session Talk

We compute the NLO QCD corrections for the production of a weak vector boson (W or Z) in association with up to three jets at the LHC, using the programs BlackHat and SHERPA. We study total cross sections as well as distributions. We discuss W polarization phenomena. We also present a study of ratios between related processes, which could enable data-driven background estimations, ...

Prof. Maurizio Spurio (University of Bologna and INFN)
24/07/2010, 14:20
11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology
Parallel Session Talk

The ANTARES high-energy neutrino telescope is a three-dimensional array of 885 photomultipliers distributed over 12 lines, installed deep in the Mediterranean Sea and completed in May 2008. The detector is optimized for the detection of muon neutrinos in an energy range from a few hundred GeV up to 1 PeV. The main goal of the experiment is to probe the Universe by means of neutrino events in ...

Anthony Morley (CERN)
22/07/2010, 16:15
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

With the start of the LHC operations at at center of mass energy of 7 TeV a large sample of low energy photons, mostly coming from the decay of neutral mesons, have been collected with the ATLAS detector. Due to the large amount of material upstream the electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter, about 50% of these photons will convert before reaching it. The converted photons are used as a tool to map ...

Julie Kirk (RAL)
23/07/2010, 11:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

This talk will give an overview on first results on QCD, quarkonia, and heavy-flavour physics in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, recorded with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The QCD measurements address properties of both soft and hard collisions, such as the underlying event, particle production in minimum bias events and jet production. First results from quarkonia and heavy flavour ...

Sara Bolognesi (CERN)
23/07/2010, 11:25
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

This talk will give an overview on first results on QCD, quarkonia, and heavy-flavour physics in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, recorded with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The QCD measurements address properties of both soft and hard collisions, such as the underlying event, particle production in minimum bias events and jet production. First results from quarkonia and heavy flavour ...

Sheldon STONE (Syracuse)
23/07/2010, 10:00
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

The LHCb experiment is primarily designed to study charm and bottom hadron decays at the LHC. The first exclusively reconstructed charm and bottom hadrons signals have been observed shortly after the start of the first LHC physics run at √s = 7 TeV, in events collected with a minimum bias trigger. Charm cross-sections for D0, D+, Ds and Lambda_c are measured in the forward region covered by ...

Iouri BELIKOV (IPHC, CNRS-IN2P3)
23/07/2010, 09:30
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

ALICE is the LHC experiment dedicated to the study of heavy-ion collisions. The main purpose of ALICE is to investigate the properties of a state of deconfined nuclear matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma. Heavy flavour measurements will play a crucial role in this investigation. The physics programme of ALICE has started by studying proton-proton collisions at unprecedented high energies. We will ...

Dr. Jan Kretzschmar (University of Liverpool)
23/07/2010, 12:10
01 - Early Experience and Results from LHC
Parallel Session Talk

This talk will give an overview on first results on W and Z production in proton-proton collisions at √s=7 TeV, recorded with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The selection of W and Z events will be described, together with data-driven methods used to estimate the trigger and reconstruction efficiencies, as well as the main backgrounds. The W and Z signal yields and the extracted cross ...

Alexei Prokudin (University of Turin)
22/07/2010, 11:15
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

The structure of the proton is described from the point of view of transverse momentum dependent distributions of partons. Complete set of functions describing the structure of the proton at leading twist is defined. TMDs can be studied experimentally in polarised inclusive processes such as Semi Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering.Factorization of Semi Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering and ...

Martha Losada (Unknown)
23/07/2010, 16:55
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

In this talk a rapid overview of the mechanism of leptogenesis that can provide a response to the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe is given.
The main part of the talk  will focus on three main issues which have been recently of high relevance for leptogenesis:
- the importance of flavor
- the importance of flavor violating equilibration effects
- models that are testable in the near future.

Dr. Basudeb Dasgupta (Ohio State University)
24/07/2010, 17:20
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Neutrinos emitted from a supernova encode information about neutrino physics and astrophysics. Interpreting the neutrino signal depends crucially on understanding neutrino production, flavor mixing during propagation, and detection.
In this talk, we review the physics potential of a SN neutrino observation.

Francisco Del Aguila (Facultad de Fisica)
24/07/2010, 14:40
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Neutrino oscillations can be explained introducing Dirac or/and Majorana neutrino masses and the corresponding charged current mixing matrix. Neither of them can be directly measured at large colliders, but their generating mechanism and/or new neutrino interactions can be unveiled at LHC if they are mediated by new particles at the TeV scale.

Ferruccio Feruglio (Dipartimento di Fisica Galileo Galilei)
24/07/2010, 16:40
07 - Neutrinos
Parallel Session Talk

Neutrino oscillations represent the first, and so far unique, evidence for the incompleteness of the Standard Model (SM) of particle interactions.
After summarizing the main theoretical questions raised by the discovery of neutrino oscillations, theoretical concepts and ideas leading to extensions of the SM compatible with the present experimental data will be reviewed. Possible tests of some ...

Grelli Alessandro (Utrecht)
24/07/2010, 10:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

Charm and bottom quarks have been proposed as probes to study hot quark matter produced in high-energy heavy-ion collisions. The detailed understanding of the charm cross-section in proton-proton collisions as well as the production mechanisms is of considerable interest as QCD test tool and as reference calibration for heavy-ion studies. Measurements of D mesons yield in minimum bias ...

Dr. Giuseppe Bruno (University and INFN, Bari, Italy)
22/07/2010, 10:00
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Parallel Session Talk

In this Conference contribution, we summarize the status of the ongoing analysis on J/ψ production at central rapidity in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV and show the first results. We also give perspectives on the first quarkonium measurements at central rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions which are scheduled by the end of this year.

Bob Tschirhart (Fermilab)
24/07/2010, 16:15
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

Fermilab is leading an international consortium to develop the design of “Project-X” which is an accelerator complex based on a new H- linac that will drive a broad range of experiments at the Intensity Frontier. Project X will provide multi-MW beams from the Main Injector over the energy range 60-120 GeV, simultaneous with mult-MW beams at 3 GeV. The Project-X research program includes ...

Matthias Neubert (Mainz University)
23/07/2010, 09:00
02 - The Standard Model and Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
Parallel Session Talk

Precision Predictions for Top-Quark Pair Production at Hadron Colliders
Content
Precision predictions for phenomenologically interesting observables such as the t-tbar invariant mass distribution and forward-backward asymmetry in top-quark pair production at hadron colliders require control over the differential cross section in perturbative QCD. We improve existing calculations of the ...

Raphaelle Bailhache (GSI)
05 - Heavy Quarks Properties (experiment and theory)
Poster

In nucleus-nucleus collisions, the formation time of heavy quarks (charm and beauty) is approximately 1/MQ (0,1 fm/c for c and 0,02 fm/c for b), much smaller than the expected lifetime of the QGP at LHC (about 10 fm/c). Therefore heavy quarks are uniquely suited to probe the QGP over its whole lifetime. The c-cbar and b-bbar production in pp collisions serves as an important baseline for the ...

Jan Rak (BNL)
22/07/2010, 10:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

In the first LHC 2009 and 2010 runs ALICE experiment collected about 10 nb-1 at √s=900 GeV and 10 μb-1 at √s=7 TeV of minimum bias p + p events. I will present a first look at the hard scattering phenomena exploring high-pT leading charged hadron correlations. An azimuthal and pseudorapidity correlations are analyzed in order to extract the mean transverse fragmentation momentum <jt> and ...

Alex Linden-Levy (LLNL)
22/07/2010, 11:20
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

Over the last ten years the PHENIX experiment has continued to increase the amount of recorded and analyzed data available for p+p, d+Au and A+A colliding species at various energies. These data have allowed us to analyze J/ψ mesons in all three collision types which contributes to the understanding of J/ψ formation, suppression in cold nuclear matter and anomolous suppression in heavy ion ...

Prof. Ken Long (Imperial College London)
24/07/2010, 16:40
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The International Design Study for the Neutrino Factory (the IDS-NF) has been established by the Neutrino Factory community to deliver the Reference Design Report (RDR) for the facility by the 2012/13 decision point identified by the Strategy Session of CERN Council. The baseline design for the facility will provide 10^21 muon decays per year from 25 GeV stored muon beams. The facility will ...

Gail Hanson (University of California)
24/07/2010, 17:05
14 - Future Machines and Projects
Parallel Session Talk

The physics potential of a high-energy lepton collider has been shown to be extraordinary. This facility is capable of detailed studies of potential new physics uncovered at the LHC and can extend the search to mass scales beyond those accessible at the LHC. The Muon Collider provides a possible realization of a multi-TeV lepton collider. A muon accelerator facility that leads to a multi-TeV ...

Ahmed Ali (DESY)
23/07/2010, 15:20
04 - Hadronic Structure, Parton Distributions, soft QCD, Spectroscopy
Parallel Session Talk

We study the spectroscopy and dominant decays of the bottomonium-like tetraquarks (bound diquarks-antidiquarks), focusing on the lowest lying P-wave [bq][bbar qbar] states Y_[bq] (with q=u,d), having J^PC=1^--. To search for them, we analyse the recent BaBar data obtained during an energy scan of the e+ e- -> b bbar cross section in the range of sqrt(s)=10.54 to 11.20 GeV. We find that these ...

Matteo Cacciari (LPTHE Paris)
22/07/2010, 09:00
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

Jet algorithms cluster final state particles in high energy collisions with the aim of identifying "jets" that can be considered as proxies of the original hard partons, and therefore allow one to study their production mechanism and subsequent evolution. In heavy ion collisions, this task is severely complicated by the huge underlying event that accompanies the hard one: the particle content ...

Frank Krauss (Durham)
22/07/2010, 16:15
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

In this talk Monte Carlo models for Minimum Bias physics and their corresponding tunes will be confronted with data from the LHC.

Chris Pinkenburg (BNL)
22/07/2010, 09:40
08 - Heavy Ion Collisions and Soft Physics at Hadron Colliders
Parallel Session Talk

Jets from heavy ion collisions provide a measurement of the medium-induced parton energy loss and the in-medium fragmentation properties, and therefore can significantly enhance our understanding of the energy loss mechanism and medium property. The medium modification effects are determined by comparing to a p+p baseline measurement. However the presence of high multiplicity backgrounds in ...

Andreas Winhart (Institut fur Physik)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

We report on the measurements of the branching ratios and form factors for the rare decays K+- -> pi+- l+ l- done with the full NA48/2 data set. Our results improve the existing world averages significantly and the CP violating asymmetry between K+ and K- in this channel results to be less than a few percent. In addition, the branching ration of the decay KS --> pi pi e e has been measured, ...

Dr. Cecilia Tarantino (University and INFN Roma Tre)
24/07/2010, 17:45
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We present the update of the Unitarity Triangle (UT) analysis performed by the UTfit Collaboration within the Standard Model (SM) and beyond. Within the SM, combining the direct measurements on sides and angles, the UT turns out to be over-constrained in a consistent way, with some tension due to recently included contributions to the theoretical prediction of \epsilon_K and the updated ...

Mark Edward Mattson (Dept of Physics and Astronomy-Wayne State U.)
23/07/2010, 16:45
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The CDF experiment has previously reported evidence for D0-D0bar mixing with a significance equivalent to 3.8 standard deviations based on the time-dependent ratio of the decay rates for D0 --> K^+pi^- and D0 -->K^-pi^+, and charge-conjugates. That measurement was based on an integrated luminosity of 1.5 fb-1 and achieved sensitivities of +-0.3510-3 and +-7.610-3 on the mixing parameters ...

Rick Van Kooten (Physics Department-Indiana University)
24/07/2010, 14:45
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

We have performed searches for CP violation in the B0_s system using data samples with 5-6.8 fb^{-1} of proton-antiproton collisions collected with the D0 detector in Run II at the Fermilab Tevatron. We discuss results from a search in a sample of B0_s -->mu^+D^-_sX decays, where CP violation effects appear as a difference in the decay-time distribution for B0_s --> anti-B0_s oscillated states ...

Giampiero Mancinelli (Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille (CPPM)-Universite)
23/07/2010, 12:13
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Parallel Session Talk

The LHCb experiment has the potential, during the 2010-11 run, to observe, or improve significantly the exclusion bounds on, the rare decays B_s ->mu^+mu^- and D0 -> mu^+mu^-. These studies will provide very sensitive probes of New Physics effects. High sensitivity to New Physics contributions is also achieved by searching for direct CP violation in B0 -> K* gamma, performing a time dependent ...

Flavio Archilli (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
06 - CP violation, CKM and Rare Decays
Poster

A phi-factory offers the possibility to select pure kaon beams: neutral kaons from phi → KS KL are in fact produced in pairs and the detection of a KS (KL) tags the presence of a KL (KS), the same holds for charged kaons. This allows to perform precise measurement of kaon properties. The KLOE experiment has measured most decay branching ratios of K_S, K_L and K^+- mesons. It has also measured ...

Jan Kalinowski (Inst. Theor. Physics, University of Warsaw)
24/07/2010, 17:15
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

In the N=1 supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model, neutralinos associated in supermultiplets with the neutral electroweak gauge and Higgs bosons are, as well as gluinos, Majorana fermions. They can be paired with the Majorana fermions of novel gaugino/scalar supermultiplets, as suggested by extended N=2 supersymmetry, to Dirac particles. Matter fields are not extended beyond the ...

Prof. Keisho HIDAKA (Tokyo Gakugei University)
23/07/2010, 12:10
10 - Beyond the Standard Model (theory and experimental searches)
Parallel Session Talk

We study gluino decays, and squark production and decays, in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) with squark generation mixing. We show that the mixing effects can be very large in a significant range of quark-flavour-violating parameters despite the very strong constraints on quark-flavour-violation (QFV) from experimental data on B mesons.
We find that under favourable ...