This is a difficult decision for us, but although the effects of the measures taken in most countries are starting to be visible, we believe it would be risky to keep the organization of an event planned at a time in which it is not clear whether social distancing measures or travel restrictions or both will be in place. We hope in your understanding.
For those of you who already paid the fee, this will be fully reimbursed, you will be contacted separately for that.
Of course We would like to re-invite you for the event on 2021, but we would wait some time for that.
There are several open questions in Physics today each of which touches the fields of both Particle Physics and Astroparticle/Cosmology. For example, only 5% of the Universe is described by the Standard Model of particle physics. A far larger contribution comes from the elusive Dark Matter whose existence has been inferred from Gravitational and from Astroparticle measurements, and for which a large variety of models have been built by the theory community. Dark Matter is searched for in dedicated direct and indirect detection experiments but also in high-energy collisions at the LHC or in electron-positron collisions at Flavour Factories. Other subjects, such as the baryogenesis is still an open question related both to leptogenesis and CP violation and the matter content of today’s Universe. The knowledge of the neutrino sector has greatly increased over the past decades, but the question of the hierarchy is not yet solved and would need both accelerator/astroparticle and cosmological measurements to be fully understood. The physics of inflation which will be better constrained in the coming years would also need skills from both fields to be fully explored. Is a simple extension of the Standard Model sufficient or do we need more? In many fields the “single experiment” measurements have given way to more global views of our models: electroweak fits, exploring the parameter space of models beyond the Standard Model taking into account measurements and limits on new signatures.
The IPA2020 conference will bring together experimentalists and theorists to discuss the topics mentioned above with an emphasis on exchange between the different but correlated fields.
The timetable is indicative and not yet finalized.
The fees are 330 Euros (before June 25) and 375 Euros (starting June 25). Included are all coffee breaks, the welcome reception on Monday as well as the social program and the conference dinner on Wednesday. For accompanying persons the fee is 70 Euros and include the the welcome reception on Monday as well as the social program and the conference dinner on Wednesday.
In addition to the main conference the "IPA2020 Machine Learning Satellite Meeting" will take place on September 8 to discuss the most recent advances and the hottest topics in the field of machine learning.