QCD and new physics searches

TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)

TH Theory Conference Room


Gavin Salam (Unknown), Jeffrey Forshaw (University of Manchester), Jeppe Andersen (Unknown), Michelangelo Mangano (CERN), Mike Seymour (University of Manchester), Mrinal Dasgupta (Unknown), Simone Marzani (University of Manchester)

LHC physics day dedicated to exploring how studies of the QCD final state can be exploited to improve searches for new physics. Topics include studies of jet substructure and jet shapes, the effect of QCD radiation on kinematic structures such as SUSY mass variables and kinematic edges, subjet filtering and jet pruning, jet vetoes, event shapes as probes of new physics and the optimal choice of jet algorithm.

This meeting is a follow-up of the Manchester Workshop on  "Soft gluons and new physics", see http://agenda.hep.manchester.ac.uk/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=standard&confId=1961

The meeting will be broadcast via EVO (detailed info will appear at the time of the meeting in the "Video Services" item on the left menu bar)

For those attending, information on accommodation, access to CERN and laptop registration is available from http://lpcc.web.cern.ch/LPCC/index.php?page=visit

  • Albert De Roeck
  • Altan Cakir
  • Ben Gripaios
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Eniko Regos, Dr
  • Gavin Hesketh
  • Gavin Salam
  • George Sterman
  • Haichen Wang
  • Jeffrey Forshaw
  • Jeppe Rosenkrantz Andersen
  • Jihun Kim
  • Kadir Ocalan
  • Leandro Almeida
  • Lily Asquith
  • Marcel Vos
  • Maurizio Pierini
  • Michael Seymour
  • Michelangelo Mangano
  • Paolo Francavilla
  • Richard (Rick) Field
  • Roberto Franceschini
  • Samvel Khalatyan
  • Simone Marzani
  • Steffen Schumann
  • Terrance Maynard Figy
    • 09:00 09:30
      Summary of BOOST2010 30m
      Speaker: Dr Marcel Vos (IFIC Valencia)
    • 09:40 10:00
      Measuring sparticles with the matrix element method 20m
      Speaker: Olivier Mattelaer (UCL)
    • 10:05 10:35
      Mass determination methods 30m
      Speaker: Christopher Gorham Lester (University of Cambridge)
    • 10:45 11:05
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:05 11:35
      Experience with jet studies, and needs/prospects for using jets in new-physics searches (ATLAS) 30m
      Speaker: Koji Terashi (ICEPP, University of Tokyo)
    • 11:45 12:15
      Experience with jet studies, and needs/prospects for using jets in new-physics searches (CMS) 30m
      Speaker: Ricardo Vasquez Sierra (UC Davis)
    • 12:25 13:00
      Discussion 35m
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch break 1h
    • 14:00 14:20
      Subjettiness 20m
      Speaker: Jihun Kim (Seoul National University)
    • 14:25 14:45
      The template method 20m
      Speaker: Leandro Almeida (IPhT Saclay)
    • 14:50 15:20
      Jet superstructure and multivariate studies 30m
      Speaker: Matthew Schwartz (Harvard University)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Searching for SUSY in jets plus missing energy 30m
      Speaker: Steffen Schumann (University of Heidelberg)
    • 16:10 16:30
      Coffee break 20m
    • 16:30 17:00
      Event shapes and new physics at hadron colliders 30m
      Speaker: Andrea Banfi (ETH Zürich)
    • 17:10 17:30
      Jet vetoing as a tool to probe new physics 20m
      Speaker: Jeffrey Forshaw (University of Manchester)