Implications of LHC results for TeV-scale physics: WG2 meeting

TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)

TH Theory Conference Room


Giacomo Polesello (Universita e INFN (IT)), JoAnne Hewett (SLAC), Richard Cavanaugh (Fermilab and U. Illinois Chicago), Sabine Kraml (Universite Joseph Fourier (FR))
Meeting's topics:
  • from the MSSM to simplified models and back
  • sub-TeV stops and light EW-inos
  • difficult spectra (e.g. gluinos below 700 GeV missed by current searches)
  • recommendations for presenting LHC results
  • discussion of the working group report.
This meeting is a joint event with the workshop "Characterization of new physics at the LHC"

WG2 Conveners: J.Hewett, S.Kraml, R.Cavanaugh (CMS), G.Polesello (ATLAS)
"Characterization" Workshop conveners: P.DeJong (ATLAS), C.Issever (ATLAS), S.Padhi (CMS), F.Ratnikov (CMS), P.Schuster, N.Toro.

EVO connection: link will be available from agenda page 30' before the meeting.
Information on accommodation, access to CERN and laptop registration is available from

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  • albert De Roeck
  • Alexandre Arbey
  • Andreas Weiler
  • Benjamin Allanach
  • Béranger Dumont
  • Carlos Tamarit
  • Christopher Young
  • Christos Leonidopoulos
  • Eder Izaguirre
  • emilio torrente-lujan
  • Filipe Joaquim
  • Francesco Costanza
  • Gigi Rolandi
  • Haipeng An
  • Howie Baer
  • Jenny List
  • JoAnne Hewett
  • Krzysztof Sliwa
  • Michael Krämer
  • Michelangelo Mangano
  • Mikael Berggren
  • Myeonghun Park
  • Natalia Toro
  • Nazila Mahmoudi
  • Norimi Yokozaki
  • Paul de Jong
  • Philip Schuster
  • Richard Cavanaugh
  • Sabine Kraml
  • Sebastian Frank
  • Sezen Sekmen
  • Shehu AbdusSalam
  • Shibi Rajagopalan
  • Simone Amoroso
  • Stephen Mrenn
  • Steven Lowette
  • Suchita Kulkarni
  • Tapas Sarangi
  • Tobias Golling
  • Wolfgang Adam
  • Wolfgang Waltenberger
  • Yevgeny Kats
  • Monday, October 31
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Status and implications of standard MET searches
      • 9:00 AM
        Opening 5m
      • 9:05 AM
        Status and prospects of ETmiss searches in ATLAS/CMS 20m
        Speaker: Didar Dobur (University of Florida (US))
      • 9:30 AM
        Implications for constrained SUSY models 20m
        Speaker: Dr Benjamin Allanach (University of Cambridge)
      • 9:55 AM
        The BSM cross section working group: tools and uncertainties 20m
        Speaker: Michael Kraemer (RWTH Aachen)
      • 10:15 AM
        Bayesian Implications of 2011 LHC and XENON100 Searches for the Constrained MSSM 15m
        Speaker: Malgorzata Kazana (NCBJ Warsaw (PL))
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee/tea break 30m
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Simplified models versus cascade decays
      • 11:00 AM
        From simplified models to cascade decays and back 25m
        Speaker: Howard Baer (Oklahoma U.)
      • 11:35 AM
        Simplified models in ATLAS 15m
        Speaker: Zachary Louis Marshall (CERN)
      • 12:00 PM
        Simplified models in CMS 15m
        Speaker: Steve Mrenna (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Focus on 3rd gen squarks and EW-inos
      Conveners: NATALIA TORO (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Paul De Jong (NIKHEF (NL)), Sanjay Padhi (Univ. of California San Diego (US))
      • 2:00 PM
        Theory overview 20m
        Speaker: Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS)
      • 2:20 PM
        Experimental review on stops/sbottom and EWinos searches from LEP 20m
        Speaker: Anna Lipniacka Lipniacka-Wesolowska (University of Bergen (NO))
      • 2:40 PM
        Experimental review Tevatron 20m
        Speaker: Fabrizio Margaroli (Purdue)
      • 3:00 PM
        Results from CMS 15m
        Speaker: Steven Lowette (Univ. of California Santa Barbara (US))
      • 3:15 PM
        Results from ATLAS 15m
        Speaker: Tapas Sarangi (University of Wisconsin (US))
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee/tea break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 6:15 PM
      Implications and interpretation continued
      • 4:00 PM
        Constraints and scenarios at the end of the 7 TeV run from pMSSM scans 15m
        Speaker: Nazila Mahmoudi (CERN)
      • 4:20 PM
        Implications from/for Higgs searches 15m
        Speaker: Genevieve Belanger (LAPTH Annecy)
      • 4:40 PM
        LH Recommendations for presenting LHC results 20m
        Speaker: Sezen Sekmen (Florida State University (US))
      • 5:05 PM
        Discussion (on presentation of LHC results) 50m
  • Tuesday, November 1
    • 9:00 AM 10:35 AM
      Implications for future colliders
      • 9:00 AM
        LHC upgrade 20m
        Speaker: Albert De Roeck (CERN)
      • 9:25 AM
        ILC 20m
        Speaker: Jenny List
      • 9:50 AM
        CLIC 20m
        Speaker: James Wells (CERN)
      • 10:15 AM
        Discussion 15m
        Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
    • 10:35 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee/tea break 25m
    • 11:00 AM 12:40 PM
      Characterization of new physics: 3rd gen. & EW-inos
      Conveners: Paul De Jong (NIKHEF (NL)), Philip Schuster (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Sanjay Padhi (Univ. of California San Diego (US))
      • 11:00 AM
        Sleptons, Charginos, Neutralinos at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Shufang Su (University of Arisona)
      • 11:20 AM
        Natural Susy Endures 20m
        Speaker: Andreas Weiler (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
      • 11:40 AM
        SUSY Heavy Flavor Simplified Models 20m
        Speaker: Eder Izaguirre (Stanford University/SLAC)
      • 12:00 PM
        Limits on GMSB-motivated simplified models 20m
        Speaker: Yevgeny Kats (Rutgers University)
      • 12:20 PM
        SUSY, the Third Generation and the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Dr Andrey Katz (Harvard University)
    • 12:40 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Discussion session, focus on characterization
      Conveners: NATALIA TORO (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics), Sanjay Padhi (Univ. of California San Diego (US))
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Coffee/tea break 30m
    • 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Discussion session, focus on WG2 report