Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Bryan Lynn , Glenn David Starkman (Case Western Reserve University (US))

The Standard Model  at 50 Years: A Celebratory Symposium

Physics Department, Case Western Reserve University,

Cleveland, Ohio, USA. 

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    • Afternoon session: Origins
      Convener: Robert Brown
      • 1
        Speakers: Cyrus Taylor, Glenn D. Starkman, Kathleen Kash
      • 2
        Discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC (after a 50-year search!)
        Speaker: Jonathan Butterworth (University College London (UK))
      • 3
        Neutrino Oscillations
        Speaker: Takaaki Kajita
      • 4
        Origins of Quantum Chromo-Dynamics
        • a) Soft pions
          Speaker: Stephen Adler
        • b) Charm, beauty, R(e+ e- to 3 jets) / R(e+ e- to 2 jets)
          Speaker: Mary K. Gaillard
        • c) The strong interaction
          Speaker: James D. Bjorken
      • 4:30 PM
        Coffee Break
      • 5
        Speaker: Jerome I. Friedman
    • Morning session: Vindication of the Quantum-loop Structure of the Standard Model
      Convener: Kurt Hinterbichler
      • 6
        High-precision electro-weak theory
      • 7
        Today’s Technology, Engineering and applied Mathematics is Yesterday’s Science
        Speaker: Bennie F.L. Ward
      • 11:00 AM
        Coffee Break
      • 8
        Renormalization and unitarity of spontaneously broken gauge theories
        Speaker: Gerard ‘t Hooft
      • 9
        Nuclei in the Standard Model and Beyond
        Speaker: Ubirajara van Kolck
    • 12:50 PM
    • Afternoon session: “The Core Theory:” Standard Model + Neutrino Masses + General Relativity
      Convener: Karsten Eggert
      • 10
        The role of particle accelerators
        Speaker: Carlo Rubbia
      • 11
        Heavy quark physics, Tetra-quarks
        Speaker: Mark Wise
      • 3:20 PM
        Coffee Break
      • 12
        Lattice gauge theories
        Speaker: Norman Christ
      • 13
        The discovery of the gluon
        Speaker: Sau Lan Wu
      • 14
        Doorways to New Physics
        Speaker: Pavel Fileviez Perez
    • Morning session: Modern Challenges
      Convener: Cyrus Taylor
      • 15
        High-precision electro-weak experiments
        Speaker: Alain Blondel
      • 16
        Speaker: Rocky Kolb
      • 17
        Cosmic Microwave Background
        Speaker: George Smoot
      • 11:00 AM
        Coffee Break
      • 18
        Expansion of the universe
        Speaker: Alexei V. Filippenko
      • 19
        CP violation
        Speaker: Helen Quinn
    • 12:50 PM
    • Afternoon session: The Core Theory (continued)
      • 20
        Welcome to CWRU
        Speakers: Barbara Snyder (President, CWRU) , James Wyant (Chair, Board of Trustees)
      • 21
        The alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station
        Speaker: Samuel C. C. Ting
      • 22
        Core Theory Cosmology
        Speaker: Glenn D. Starkman
      • 23
        The problems of quantum mechanics
        Speaker: Steven Weinberg
      • 4:10 PM
        Coffee Break
    • Public lecture: The Standard Model and Beyond
      Convener: Evalyn Gates
      • 24
        The Standard Model and Beyond (Public Lecture)
        Speaker: David Gross
      • 25
        Book Signing
    • Symposium Reception at Cleveland Museum of Art
    • Morning session: New Developments
      Convener: Glenn D. Starkman
      • 26
        The quark-gluon plasma
        Speaker: Jurgen Schukraft
      • 27
        Unity from Amplitudes: Gravitons to Gluons to Pions
        Speaker: Clifford Cheung
      • 28
        Gravitational waves: from idea to discovery
        Speaker: Daniel Sigg
    • 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
    • Concluding reamarks
      Convener: Glenn D. Starkman
      • 29
        Searching for New Physics without colliders
        Speaker: Savas Dimopoulos
      • 30
        The conceptual basis of the Standard Model
        Speaker: Steven Weinberg