Apr 10 – 15, 2016
UZ Obergurgl
Europe/Zurich timezone

This workshop follows the March 2016 Moriond Electroweak session where the first results of the new LHC data at high energy and luminosity are being presented by the experimental collaborations.

The meeting will take place at the University Center Obergurgl, in the ski-resort town Obergurgl located in the upper Ötztal Valley in Tirol, Austria. With 110 km of slopes and an altitude span of 1900m (6200ft) to 3000m (10000ft), excellent winter sports conditions are guaranteed until early May.

Much is at stake when the LHC will explore the Terascale of particle physics with an increased center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV at high luminosity. The Higgs is discovered, but the absence of much anticipated new physics puts severe pressure on what are believed to be our best solutions to the most pressing questions in particle physics: What is the origin of the 16-decade hierarchy between the Planck and Electroweak scale and what is the particle nature of Dark Matter? Is there a natural solution to the hierarchy problem or must we consider embracing the idea that our Universe is just one out of a landscape of possibilities? Finally, will the LHC at higher energies be able to produce Dark Matter in the laboratory and shed light on what 85% of the Universe’s mass is made of?

The aim of the workshop is to bring together key experimentalists and leading particle theorists to “take stock”, discuss the implications of the new data and to devise strategies on how to move forward with the pressing questions mentioned above.

Scientific Advisory Board:

  • Peter Graham, Stanford University
  • David E. Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sabine Kraml, LPSC Grenoble
  • Paul Langacker, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
  • Thomas Rizzo, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Itay Yavin, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics & McMaster University

Local Organizers:

  • Wolfgang Adam (HEPHY)
  • Josef Pradler (HEPHY, chair)
  • Jochen Schieck (HEPHY, TU Vienna)
  • Christoph Schwanda (HEPHY)
  • Wolfgang Waltenberger (HEPHY)

Registration is now closed.

UZ Obergurgl
University Center Obergurgl Gaisbergweg 5 6456 Obergurgl Austria