30 September 2020 to 2 October 2020
America/Chicago timezone

The CMS Open Data Workshop for Theorists will take place on September 30-October 2, 2020. It will be ZOOM ONLY.

In 2014, CMS released a significant amount of data through the CERN Open Data Portal, available to anyone to analyze as they saw fit. In 2017, a theory group at MIT published two peer-reviewed publications using this data, prompting renewed discussion as to how to make these open datasets easier to work with by non-CMS analysts. The goal of this workshop is to lower the threshold for access to these data for theorists and phenomenologists. Attendees will be lead through the steps of how to login to the CERN virtual machines, run the CMS analysis software, and perform the basics of an analysis. All exercises will be hands-on and participants should be prepared to dive into the data right away. Time will also be spent brainstorming with attendees about how the entire process of accessing and analyzing the data could be made more useful for the broader HEP community.

Please join us and register before the deadline of September 23rd.

Everyone has to follow Fermilab's code of conduct:


Organizing Committee:
Matthew Bellis (Siena College)
Edgar Carrera (U. San Francisco de Quito)
Kati Lassila-Perini (U. of Helsinki)
Jesse Thaler (MIT)

Local Organizing Committee:
Gabriele Benelli (Brown U.)
Christian Herwig (Fermilab)
Julie Hogan (Bethel U. and Brown U.)
Clemens Lange (CERN)
Andrew Melo (Vanderbilt U.)
Nada Mohamed (Siena College)
Stephen Mrenna (Fermilab)
Kevin Pedro (Fermilab)
Emanuele Usai (Brown U.)
David Yu (Brown U.)

LPC Events Committee:
Gabriele Benelli (Brown U., Co-Chair)
Kevin Pedro (Fermilab, Co-Chair)

LPC Coordinators: 
Cecilia Gerber (UIC)
Sergo Jindariani (Fermilab)

Application for this event is currently open.
There is an open survey.