Long-lived particle (LLP) searches represent a fantastic opportunity for discovering beyond-the-Standard Model exotic physics in LHC Run 2, and the LHCb, CMS and ATLAS experiments have robust LLP search programs already underway. Given the myriad possible signal scenarios (including models involving dark photons, hidden valleys, R-parity violating supersymmetry, dark QCD sectors, heavy neutral leptons, etc.) and detector signatures, as well as the desirability of presenting results in a largely model-independent fashion, the purpose of this workshop will be two-fold:
1) Discuss how the community (experimentalists and theorists) can better define the LHC sensitivity to LLPs and identify gaps in coverage.
2) Discuss what concrete steps could be taken in the next year by the LHC LLP community to help achieve the first goal, e.g., select common benchmark models, identify the optimal experimental information to be presented in LLP results to ensure future recasting and reinterpretation, etc.
The workshop will be held at CERN in the afternoon of Thursday, 12 May 2016. A remote connection will be available for the entirety of the event. When registering, please let us know if you plan on joining in person or if you will join remotely.
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