- Jack Gunion (University of California Davis (US))
- Csaba Balazs (Monash University)
- Stephen Jacob Sekula (Southern Methodist University (US))
- Freya Blekman (IIHE, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE))
- Matthias Neubert ()
- David Hitlin (Caltech)
- Mirjam Cvetic (University of Pennsylvania)
- Spencer Chang (University of Oregon)
- Sven Krippendorf (University of Oxford)
- JoAnne Hewett (SLAC)
- Howard Haber (University of California,Santa Cruz (US))
- Bohdan Grzadkowski (University of Warsaw)
Tommaso Lari (University and INFN, Milano)
Despite the absence of experimental evidence, weak scale supersymmetry remains one of the best motivated and studied Standard Model extensions. This talk summarises recent ATLAS results for searches for supersymmetric (SUSY) particles. Weak and strong production in both R-Parity conserving and R-Parity violating SUSY scenarios are considered. The searches involved final states including jets,...
Christian Sander (Hamburg University (DE))
This talk will review the CMS results on SUSY searches.
Sezen Sekmen (Kyungpook National University (KR))
This talk will focus on the topic of new directions in SUSY searches and discuss new ideas about how to search for SUSY at LHC.
Jamie Tattersall (University of Heidelberg)
The era of the LHC has completely changed the landscape for Beyond the Standard Model theories. Firstly, the discovery of the Higgs Boson along with precision mass and coupling measurements severely constrain models. Secondly, the null results from the huge number of experimental searches now place strict bounds on new states at the TeV scale. In order to make sense of the wealth of new...
Priscilla Pani (Stockholm University (SE))
Astrophysical observations have provided compelling proof for the existence of a non-baryonic dark component of the universe: Dark Matter (DM). The DM abundance is precisely measured but its nature is still not known. A compelling hypothesis is that the DM is composed of a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) which can be produced and detected at the LHC. This talk will present an...
Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton University)
Dark matter constitutes nearly 85% of the matter in the Universe, and yet we know very little of its fundamental properties. There are currently a wide array of searches for this missing matter—-ranging from collider to direct and indirect detection experiments. I will review the current status of these searches and discuss the implications for theories of dark matter.
Matthew Kleban (New York University)
I will give an overview and status report on current issues in the theory of inflation. These include initial conditions and whether inflation really solves the horizon and flatness problems, eternal inflation and its discontents, potential observational signatures of the multiverse, large tensor amplitude and the consequent trans-Planckian field range, and the fundamental question of the...
Attilio Andreazza (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT))
This talk will focus on Standard Model Higgs results from the ATLAS and CMS experiments.
Radja Boughezal (Argonne National Laboratory)
The future of the high energy physics program will increasingly rely upon precision studies looking for deviations from the Standard Model. Run I of the LHC triumphantly discovered the long-awaited Higgs boson, and there is great hope in the particle physics community that this new state will open a portal onto a new theory of Nature at the smallest scales. A precision study of Higgs boson...
Pietro Slavich (LPTHE Paris)
The measurement of the Higgs-boson mass at the LHC completes our knowledge of the fundamental parameters of the SM, and imposes important constraints on the parameter space of its SUSY extensions. To properly exploit this long-awaited experimental information, high-precision calculations of the predictions of the SM and its extensions are necessary. In this talk I review recent advances...
Petar Maksimovic (Johns Hopkins University (US))
This talk will review the status of exotic searches at LHC.
David Simmons-Duffin (IAS)
Recently, a new tool has emerged for studying strongly-coupled Conformal Field Theories, based on the old idea of the Conformal Bootstrap. I will describe how the modern bootstrap (originally motivated by questions about Higgs physics) is providing new quantitative and conceptual results about field theories in diverse dimensions.
Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan)
There has in recent years been remarkable progress in our understanding of the mathematical structure of scattering amplitudes. This will be an overview talk on some of these developments, with particular emphasis on the role of supersymmetry.
Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS)
Emmanuel Stamou (Weizmann Institute of Science)
In this talk I discuss aspects of physics related to flavour dynamics. I focus on observables appearing to be most promising as far as their sensitivity to beyond the Standard Model physics is concerned in view of the awaited data from Run-II of the LHC. I shall look into three complementary directions that are already being pursued individually: One, B- and K-physics probes with new-physics...
Yael Shadmi (Technion)
Flavor dependent soft terms can be consistent with low-energy bounds on flavor violation, and affect LHC searches for supersymmetry. I'll discuss such spectra and their LHC implications using both a bottom-up and a top-down approach, focusing in particular on Flavored Gauge Mediation models.
Yury Kolomensky (UC Berkeley/LBNL)
We will review the experimental status of searches for Lepton Flavor Violation. We will discuss searches in muon and tau decays, at colliders as well as fixed target facilities. Status and prospects for the future experiments currently in preparation will be reviewed as well.
Thomas Blake (CERN)
I will review the state of quark flavour physics at the start of run 2 of the LHC. The talk will summarise recent measurements from the LHC experiments and the B-factories on rare b-hadron decays and measurements of CP violation in the Bd and Bs systems.
Prof. Harry Nelson (UCSB)
A variety of experiments devoted to the laboratory detection of dark matter are underway, approved for the future, and planned. I will review these experiments and the prospective sensitivities.
Stephen Martin (Northern Illinois University)
I will discuss the status of weak scale supersymmetry at the beginning of the LHC Run 2.
Kyu Jung Bae (Univ. of Oklahoma)
In supersymmetric models, the lightest neutralino explains the whole dark matter abundance and predicts observable signals in direct and indirect searches. However, recent experiments constrain the natural parameter space for neutralino dark matter. On the other hand, if the neutralino is thermally underabundant, the axion is a good candidate for accompanying dark matter to make up the rest of...
Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara)
This talk will survey models of ``neutral naturalness'', in which the weak scale is stabilized against radiative corrections via partner particles whose gauge quantum numbers differ from their Standard Model counterparts.
Brando Bellazzini (CEA-Saclay)
I will present an overview of composite Higgs models in light of the discovery of the Higgs boson. I will classify the various models based on their predictions for the Higgs potential, review the basic ingredients of each of them, and quantify the amount of tuning needed. I will review the generic predictions of this class of models that can be tested at the LHC.
Prof. Gordon Kane (University of Michigan)
Beginning from a few discrete assumptions, such as compactifying the M-theory fluxless sector on a G2 manifold to the MSSM, we show moduli are successfully stabilized in a de Sitter vacuum, and supersymmetry is broken. The gravitino mass is calculated to be about 50 TeV, and gaugino masses are always suppressed to about a TeV (gluino 1.5 TeV, wino 620 GeV, bino 450 GeV). is included by...
Raphael Flauger (The University of Texas at Austin)
I will review the recent CMB measurements by the Planck as well as BICEP/Keck collaboration and discuss their implications for early universe cosmology.
Fernando Quevedo (The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics)
Abstract: A phenomenological analysis is performed regarding the soft susy breaking scenarios obtained by moduli stabilised compactifications of IIB string theory in which soft terms can be computed explicitly. Sequestered and unsequestered scenarios are discussed. In particular late cosmological decay of moduli fields put strong phenomenological constraints on susy dark matter scenarios...
Mirjam Cvetic (University of Pennsylvania)
We present developments in F-theory compactifications with an emphasis on the implications for particle physics. We spell out techniques to construct globally consistent F-theory compactifications to four-dimensions that result in particle physics gauge symmetries, such as $SU(5)$ **GUT** and Standard Model, chiral matter families and Yukawa couplings. We highlight the first globally...
Ralph Blumenhagen (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik)
We present a scheme of tree-level string moduli stabilization via geometric and non-geometric fluxes that is motivated by realizing recent ideas on F-term axion monodromy inflation. We find a set of non-supersymmetric vacua that show a specific scaling type behavior allowing for gaining parametric control over the various mass scales. Generic features and limitations of this approach are...
Joseph Polchinski (UC Santa Barbara)
String theory has few or no stable nonsupersymmetric vacua, only metastable ones. Antibranes are a simple source of supersymmetry breaking, as in the KKLT model, but various arguments have been given that these lead to rapid instability. Proper analysis of the system requires identifying the correct effective field theory at various scales. We do so, and find no evidence of rapid instability.
Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)
The currently leading hypothesis for dark matter in the Universe are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), and the best studied example for a WIMP is the lightest neutralino in supersymmetric theories. Searches for WIMP self-annihilation products are a promising way to identify these particles for the first time. Recent data from gamma-ray, radio, neutrino and...
Stephen West (Royal Holloway, University of London)
I will review non-standard dark matter models including alternative genesis mechanisms and nuclear dark matter.
Jing Shu (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science)
In this talk, I will first give a heuristic sketch of the intrinsic connection between electroweak baryogenesis & Higgs physics, based on the fact that baryon asymmetry and elementary particle masses are generated simultaneously during the strongly 1st order phase transition. For the strongly 1st order EW phase transition, I will use a super master formula to demonstrate that either it...
Hideki Okawa (University of Tsukuba (JP))
The ATLAS and CMS Collaborations have discovered a Higgs boson in 2012. Remaining questions are to understand the property of the Higgs sector with precision, and to search for signs of physics beyond the Standard Model. Flavor studies and search for rare decays of the Higgs boson are promising probes to search for new physics. This talk presents an overview of the results of such studies at...
Tristan Arnoldus Du Pree (CERN)
This talk will focus on Beyond Standard Model Higgs results from the ATLAS and CMS experiments.
Tomohiko Tanabe (The University of Tokyo)
The discovery of the Higgs boson has sparked interest in future electron-positron colliders, such as the ILC, CLIC, FCC-ee, and CEPC, where the Higgs boson could be studied in great detail. The talk will review the prospects for the precise measurements of the Higgs boson, the top quark, and selected topics on new particle searches including light supersymmetric particles without color...
Liantao Wang (University of Chicago (US))
Since the discovery of the Higgs, there have been much discussion about future of high energy physics, centering on next steps at the LHC and next generation colliders. This leads to new proposals and related studies. In this talk, I will review the physics cases of various options being considered, focusing on hadron colliders.
Joseph David Lykken (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
A thematic summary of the conference and outlook on possible futures
Csaba Balazs (Monash University)