The first Particle, Astroparticle and Cosmology Tallinn Symposium, PACTS 2018, hosted by the Laboratory of High Energy and Computational Physics at the NICPB, will be held in the main building of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Ungern-Sternberg palace) in Tallinn, Estonia, on June 18-22 2018.
The conference aims at promoting productive discussions about recent developments in theoretical and experimental high energy physics, cosmology and gravity with the general purpose of identifying the framework of new physics beyond the current paradigms. Our intention is to bring together experts from different fields to help sharing their knowledge outside their specialized communities.
The program consists of plenary sessions with presentations covering, but not being limited to, the following topics:
Defining naturalness: which guiding principle?
Results from the LHC phases I and II
Properties of the dark sector of the Universe
Potential of the intensity frontier
New physics in flavor
Status of the LCDM model and its extensions
Gravitational wave astronomy, phase transitions, black holes
Inflation and theories of gravity
Please notice that due to limited space, participation is limited to about 120 guests.
The initiative and organizers:
PACTS 2018 is organised by the members of the centre of excellence "Dark Side of the Universe," the COST action CA15108 and the ERC grant 669668 NEO-NAT.
Jonathan R. Ellis
Steering Committee :
M. Cirelli (CNRS LPTHE Jussieu)
C. Grojean (DESY and Humboldt University, Berlin)
J. Kalinowski (University of Warsaw)
J. F. Kamenik (Jozef Stefan Institute)
J. Pradler (Vienna Institute of High Energy Physics)
A. Weiler (TU Munich)