This is the first day, open to the LHC community.  For the internal ATLAS sessions on the second and third days, go here:

Internal ATLAS days


LHC Run 2 is uncharted territory. The unprecedented 13 TeV centre-of-mass energy and high luminosities present a fantastic opportunity to discover new physics arising from dark or hidden sector models and an unique opportunity to unveil new boundaries in our understanding of nature.There is a rich program in the ATLAS experiment of searches for dark photons, hidden valley pions, exotic decay channels of the Higgs boson, and many other exotic hidden signatures from the dark sector.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the theoretical and the ATLAS experimental communities in various aspects of hidden sector physics for a joint brainstorming on the status of this research, identify areas for common efforts and improvements and set new promising directions. The present status of the analyses will be reviewed with the idea to unify the search strategies and tools.

This first day (9 February 2016) of the workshop is an "open session", open to all members of the LHC community around the world, and is devoted to discussions with theorists about the best possible discovery signatures and methods of evaluating models and presenting results.

Everybody can participate and contribute with ideas, comments and suggestions.

The two subsequent days (10-11 February 2016) are focused on internal ATLAS analyses and discussions, and are hosted here:

Internal ATLAS days

The workshop will be hosted in the beautiful medieval town of Cosenza, Italy.

A vidyo connection is provided following the link

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Sala Nova - Palazzo del Governo - Cosenza, Italy
Piazza XV Marzo - Cosenza (Italy)
Secretariat: Vittorio Romano (+39 0984 496106) and Paola Turco (+39 0984 496104). If you have any question or comment, please send an e-mail message to the secretariat clicking here. Local Organizing Committee: V.M. Cairo, M. Del Gaudio, A. Mastroberardino, A. Policicchio, D. Salvatore, M. Schioppa, G. Susinno Scientific Committee: J. Beacham, G. Ciapetti, M. Diamond, S. Giagu, A. Mastroberardino, A. Policicchio, D. Salvatore, M. Schioppa, M. Testa, M. Verducci