Open Day of ATLAS Higgs to bb / Flavor Tagging Workshop

SCGP Della Pietra Auditorium (Stony Brook University)

SCGP Della Pietra Auditorium

Stony Brook University

State University of New York Stony Brook, NY 11794
Josh McFayden (CERN), Paolo Francavilla (LPNHE and Institute Lagrange de Paris - ILP (FR)), Patrick Meade (Stony Brook University), Sara Lynn Dawson (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US))
    • Registration (in Simon's Center, close to Main Auditorium)
      Conveners: Gloria Clivilles-Ramos, Tracy Hillenbrand
    • First morning session: Heavy Flavor
      Conveners: George Sterman (SUNY), Richard Hawkings (CERN)
      • 1
        Welcome by Stony Brook Physics Department Chair
        Speaker: Prof. Axel Drees
      • 2
        Welcome by the Simon's Center Director
        Speaker: Luis Alvarez-Gaume (CERN)
      • 3
        Welcome by the YITP Director
        Speaker: George Sterman (SUNY)
      • 4
        Practical information about the workshop
        Speakers: Dmitry Tsybyshev (Stony brook Universty (US)), Giacinto Piacquadio (State University of New York (US)), John David Hobbs (Stony brook Universty (US))
      • 5
        Introduction to b-tagging algorithms (including X to bb tagging and MC dependence)
        Speaker: Andrew Stephen Chisholm (CERN)
    • 10:10 AM
      Coffee break
    • Higgs searches to bb: results and outlook
      Conveners: Patrick Meade (Stony Brook University), Timothy Paul Scanlon (University of London (GB))
      • 6
        H to bb results

        Discussion of latest ATLAS Higgs to bb results

        Speaker: Nicolas Morange (Universite de Paris-Sud 11 (FR))
      • 7
        Q&A session
      • 8
        Next steps in H to bb beyond inclusive signal strength

        Next steps in H to bb beyond inclusive signal strength: which differential measurements should we produce, where should we look for new physics, how should we parametrize potential new physics contributions

        Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
    • 12:15 PM
      Lunch break
    • Next steps in H to bb and MC modeling
      Conveners: Sara Lynn Dawson (Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)), Young-Kee Kim (University of Chicago (US))
      • 9
        Open theory issues in H to bb analyses: what generators we use, how we estimate the uncertainties, where are our present limitations
        Speaker: Valerio Dao (Stony Brook University)
      • 10
        Towards an NLO shower and more realistic parton shower uncertainties

        Including a discussion of gluon splitting uncertainties and heavy flavor overlap removal.

        Speaker: Stefan Hoeche (SLAC)
      • 11
        Where should we look for BSM in H to bb and H to cc
        Speaker: Carlos E.M. Wagner (University of Chicago)
    • 3:10 PM
      Coffee break
    • Theory modeling of H to bb backgrounds and HF processes
      Conveners: Paolo Francavilla (LPNHE and Institute Lagrange de Paris - ILP (FR)), Stefan Hoeche (SLAC)
      • 12
        Experience with modelling of processes with heavy flavor in ATLAS analyses (including calibrations) - What are the key issues
        Speaker: Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham (GB))
      • 13
        Brief overview and theory progress on Z+bb and W+bb(j) @ NLO, including matching to parton showers
        Speaker: Laura Reina (Florida State University (US))
      • 14
        WbWb production with POWHEG BOX RES
        Speaker: Tomas Jezo (University of Zurich)
    • 15
      Public Event (organized by SCGP - Luis Álvarez-Gaumé, Sasha Abanov)

      Aimed at the general public (with participation from Long Island schools)

      Speakers: Joseph David Lykken (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US)), Michelangelo Mangano (CERN), Young-Kee Kim (University of Chicago (US))