CERN Theory Group Retreat

Europe/Zurich
Les Houches Centre de Physique

Les Houches Centre de Physique

Luis Alvarez-Gaume (CERN) , Michelangelo Mangano
Description
A meeting of the members of CERN's theory group, to review its scientific activities and recent results, to learn more about each other's research, and to familiarize the new members (fellows and long-term visitors) with CERN's environment and with the rest of the group.

Participants
  • Abdelhak Djouadi
  • Alessandro Strumia
  • Alessio Notari
  • Alvaro De Rujula
  • Andreas Juettner
  • Andreas Weiler
  • Angel Uranga
  • Antonio Riotto
  • Ben Gripaios
  • Benjamin Grinstein
  • Bob McElrath
  • Can Kozcaz
  • christophe grojean
  • Darren Forde
  • Dumitru Ghilencea
  • Fernando Marchesano
  • Filipe Joaquim
  • Filippo Palombi
  • Francesco Tramontano
  • George Zoupanos
  • Georgi Dvali
  • Geraldine Servant
  • Gian Francesco Giudice
  • Giovanni Villadoro
  • Graeme Watt
  • graham ross
  • Gregory Soyez
  • guido altarelli
  • Hiroshi Yokoya
  • Ignatios Antoniadis
  • Ioannis Papadimitriou
  • James Wells
  • Jeppe Andersen
  • Johannes Walcher
  • john gunion
  • Jorge Casalderrey Solana
  • Julien Lesgourgues
  • Kyriakos Tamvakis
  • Leonardo Giusti
  • Luis Alvarez-Gaume
  • Marco Cirelli
  • Martin Lüscher
  • Martin Sloth
  • Matthew Buican
  • Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld
  • Michelangelo Mangano
  • Michele Redi
  • Norihiro Iizuka
  • Oriol Pujolas
  • Pablo Gonzalez Camara
  • Pasquale Serpico
  • Per Berglund
  • Peter Skands
  • Pierpaolo Mastrolia
  • Rakhi Mahbubani
  • sara pasquetti
  • Sergio Ferrara
  • Silvia Necco
  • Stefano Frixione
  • Stefano Pozzorini
  • Steven Giddings
  • Terrance Figy
  • Thomas Konstandin
  • Urs Achim Wiedemann
  • William Booth
  • Wolfgang Lerche
    • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Arrival and installation 2h
      We expect people to drive to Les Houches. Please indicate in your registration whether you need a ride, or whether you can offer a ride.
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 1:30 PM 6:30 PM
      Introduction and Standard Model session
      • 1:30 PM
        Introduction 20m
        Speaker: Luis Alvarez-Gaume (CERN)
        Slides
      • 1:50 PM
        Chiral symmetry breaking on the lattice 20m
        Speaker: Silvia Necco (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 2:10 PM
        Lattice phenomenology 20m
        Speaker: Andreas Juettner
        Slides
      • 2:30 PM
        Critical slowing down of the topological modes in numerical simulations of lattice QCD 20m
        Speaker: Filippo Palombi
        Slides
      • 2:50 PM
        Heavy Ion Collisions and Strong Coupling 20m
        Speaker: Jorge Casalderrey Solana
        Slides
      • 3:10 PM
        Unitarity-based techniques for higher-order QCD, part I 20m
        Speaker: Pierpaolo Mastrolia
        Slides
      • 3:30 PM
        Unitarity-based techniques for higher-order QCD, part II 10m
        Speaker: Darren Forde
        Slides
      • 3:40 PM
        Coffee break 40m
      • 4:20 PM
        Progress in PDFs 20m
        Speaker: Graeme Watt
        Slides
      • 4:40 PM
        The Description of Multi-Jet Events at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Jeppe Andersen (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 5:00 PM
        Single top production at hadron colliders 10m
        Speaker: Francesco Tramontano
        Slides
      • 5:10 PM
        Bound-state effects on top-quark/gluino production at LHC 20m
        Speaker: Hiroshi Yokoya
        Slides
      • 5:30 PM
        Electroweak (and QCD) corrections at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Stefano Pozzorini
        Slides
      • 5:50 PM
        Higgs boson production via vector boson fusion at next--to--leading order 20m
        Speaker: Terrance Maynard Figy
        Slides
    • 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Beyond the Standard Model session
      • 9:00 AM
        Introduction (cosmo) 5m
        Speaker: Julien Lesgourgues (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 9:05 AM
        Non-gaussian cosmological perturbations: The inflationary trispectrum 15m
        Speaker: Sloth Martin
        Slides
      • 9:20 AM
        Apparent acceleration without Dark Energy: Large voids in the universe 15m
        Speaker: Alessio Notari
        Slides
      • 9:35 AM
        DM indirect detection and possible Pamela/Fermi excess: Constraints from the reionization history of the universe 15m
        Speaker: Marco Cirelli
        Slides
      • 9:50 AM
        Supernovae as a laboratory for particle physics: Non-linear self-refraction effects of neutrinos 15m
        Speaker: Pasquale Serpico
        Slides
      • 10:05 AM
        Probing Higgs physics with cosmology: The GW spectrum from 1st order phase transitions 15m
        Speaker: Thomas Konstandin
        Slides
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 10:50 AM
        Introduction (particles) 5m
        Speaker: Gian Giudice
      • 10:55 AM
        Approaches to the Hierarchy problem: Old and new 15m
        Speaker: michele Redi
        Slides
      • 11:10 AM
        Inflation on the brane with vanishing gravity 15m
        Speaker: Rakhi Mahbubani
      • 11:25 AM
        Buried or charming Higgs and the little hierarchy problem 15m
        Speaker: Andreas Weiler
        Slides
      • 11:40 AM
        Simple Z' models in the early LHC 15m
        Speaker: Giovanni Villadoro
        Slides
      • 11:55 AM
        Discovering physics BSM at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Ben Matthew Gripaios
        Slides
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Free time

      – Discussions
      – Excursions (walks, runs, hikes, ....)

    • 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
      Dinner 1h 30m
    • 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Strings session
      • 9:00 AM
        String phenomenology: Introduction 15m
        Speaker: Angel Uranga
        Slides
      • 9:15 AM
        D-branes and model building 15m
        Speaker: Fernando Marchesano
        Slides
      • 9:30 AM
        Flux compactifications and moduli fixing 15m
        Speaker: Pablo Gonzales-Camara
        Slides
      • 9:45 AM
        String Phenomenology: Non-perturbative effects 15m
        Speaker: Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld
        Slides
      • 10:00 AM
        SUSY Breaking in String Theory 15m
        Speaker: Matthew Buican
        Slides
      • 10:15 AM
        Coffe break 45m
      • 11:00 AM
        Formal string theory: Introduction 15m
        Speaker: Johannes Walcher
        Slides
      • 11:15 AM
        Non-perturbative Topological Strings 15m
        Speaker: Sara Pasquetti
        Slides
      • 11:30 AM
        The (refined) topological vertex 15m
        Speaker: Can Kozcaz
        Slides
      • 11:45 AM
        Holography and applications 15m
        Speaker: Ioannis Papadimitriou
        Slides
      • 12:00 PM
        Toy models of CFT/AdS: Matrix Models 15m
        Speaker: Norihiro Iizuka
        Slides
      • 12:15 PM
        Non-relativistic Quantum Gravity 15m
        Speaker: Oriol Pujolas
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:30 PM 3:10 PM
      Long-term visitors
      • 1:30 PM
        Per Berglund 10m
        Slides
      • 1:40 PM
        Abdelhak Djouadi 10m
        Slides
      • 1:50 PM
        Dumitru Ghilencea 10m
        Slides
      • 2:00 PM
        Steven Giddings 10m
        Slides
      • 2:10 PM
        Benjamin Grinstein 10m
        Slides
      • 2:20 PM
        Graham Ross 10m
        Slides
      • 2:30 PM
        George Zoupanos 10m
    • 3:10 PM 4:10 PM
      Coffee break and departure 1h