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
    • 1
      Arrival and installation
      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
      Lunch
    • Introduction and Standard Model session
      • 2
        Introduction
        Speaker: Luis Alvarez-Gaume (CERN)
        Slides
      • 3
        Chiral symmetry breaking on the lattice
        Speaker: Silvia Necco (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 4
        Lattice phenomenology
        Speaker: Andreas Juettner
        Slides
      • 5
        Critical slowing down of the topological modes in numerical simulations of lattice QCD
        Speaker: Filippo Palombi
        Slides
      • 6
        Heavy Ion Collisions and Strong Coupling
        Speaker: Jorge Casalderrey Solana
        Slides
      • 7
        Unitarity-based techniques for higher-order QCD, part I
        Speaker: Pierpaolo Mastrolia
        Slides
      • 8
        Unitarity-based techniques for higher-order QCD, part II
        Speaker: Darren Forde
        Slides
      • 3:40 PM
        Coffee break
      • 9
        Progress in PDFs
        Speaker: Graeme Watt
        Slides
      • 10
        The Description of Multi-Jet Events at the LHC
        Speaker: Jeppe Andersen (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 11
        Single top production at hadron colliders
        Speaker: Francesco Tramontano
        Slides
      • 12
        Bound-state effects on top-quark/gluino production at LHC
        Speaker: Hiroshi Yokoya
        Slides
      • 13
        Electroweak (and QCD) corrections at the LHC
        Speaker: Stefano Pozzorini
        Slides
      • 14
        Higgs boson production via vector boson fusion at next--to--leading order
        Speaker: Terrance Maynard Figy
        Slides
    • 7:00 PM
      Dinner
    • Beyond the Standard Model session
      • 16
        Introduction (cosmo)
        Speaker: Julien Lesgourgues (Unknown)
        Slides
      • 17
        Non-gaussian cosmological perturbations: The inflationary trispectrum
        Speaker: Sloth Martin
        Slides
      • 18
        Apparent acceleration without Dark Energy: Large voids in the universe
        Speaker: Alessio Notari
        Slides
      • 19
        DM indirect detection and possible Pamela/Fermi excess: Constraints from the reionization history of the universe
        Speaker: Marco Cirelli
        Slides
      • 20
        Supernovae as a laboratory for particle physics: Non-linear self-refraction effects of neutrinos
        Speaker: Pasquale Serpico
        Slides
      • 21
        Probing Higgs physics with cosmology: The GW spectrum from 1st order phase transitions
        Speaker: Thomas Konstandin
        Slides
      • 10:20 AM
        Coffee break
      • 22
        Introduction (particles)
        Speaker: Gian Giudice
      • 23
        Approaches to the Hierarchy problem: Old and new
        Speaker: michele Redi
        Slides
      • 24
        Inflation on the brane with vanishing gravity
        Speaker: Rakhi Mahbubani
      • 25
        Buried or charming Higgs and the little hierarchy problem
        Speaker: Andreas Weiler
        Slides
      • 26
        Simple Z' models in the early LHC
        Speaker: Giovanni Villadoro
        Slides
      • 27
        Discovering physics BSM at the LHC
        Speaker: Ben Matthew Gripaios
        Slides
    • 1:00 PM
      Lunch
    • Free time

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

    • 7:00 PM
      Dinner
    • Strings session
      • 28
        String phenomenology: Introduction
        Speaker: Angel Uranga
        Slides
      • 29
        D-branes and model building
        Speaker: Fernando Marchesano
        Slides
      • 30
        Flux compactifications and moduli fixing
        Speaker: Pablo Gonzales-Camara
        Slides
      • 31
        String Phenomenology: Non-perturbative effects
        Speaker: Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld
        Slides
      • 32
        SUSY Breaking in String Theory
        Speaker: Matthew Buican
        Slides
      • 10:15 AM
        Coffe break
      • 33
        Formal string theory: Introduction
        Speaker: Johannes Walcher
        Slides
      • 34
        Non-perturbative Topological Strings
        Speaker: Sara Pasquetti
        Slides
      • 35
        The (refined) topological vertex
        Speaker: Can Kozcaz
        Slides
      • 36
        Holography and applications
        Speaker: Ioannis Papadimitriou
        Slides
      • 37
        Toy models of CFT/AdS: Matrix Models
        Speaker: Norihiro Iizuka
        Slides
      • 38
        Non-relativistic Quantum Gravity
        Speaker: Oriol Pujolas
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch
    • Long-term visitors
      • 39
        Per Berglund
        Slides
      • 40
        Abdelhak Djouadi
        Slides
      • 41
        Dumitru Ghilencea
        Slides
      • 42
        Steven Giddings
        Slides
      • 43
        Benjamin Grinstein
        Slides
      • 44
        Graham Ross
        Slides
      • 45
        George Zoupanos
    • 3:10 PM
      Coffee break and departure