Particle Physics Theory
- K. Huitu ()
- P. Slavich (Scientific Secretary)
The first talk will provide an overview of the various branches of particle physics theory, with some historical perspective. It will consider the role of particle theory within the field of particle physics and how it is currently organized, with comments for the future.
The second talk will review the spectrum of current problems in particle physics addressed with the methods of lattice quantum field theory; it will also comment on organizational aspects and on the role of Europe on the global scene in this field.
Both talks will take into account, if relevant, possible input submitted by the community.
The overall discussion at the end of the session may cover not only the subjects of the two talks but also: CERN synergies with regional/national/local theory groups, in Europe and in the rest of the world; relations with EU programmes; relations with experiment (“embedded” theorists, collaboration between experiment and theory to optimize analysis and presentation of experimental data, access by theorists to experimental data, etc.); development of software packages.