26-30 October 2020
Europe/Rome timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

First bulletin

The Higgs 2020 online conference 

Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to announce the Higgs 2020 conference which will take place fully online from 26th to 30th October 2020. 

Scientific programme 

Higgs 2020 is the extension of the Higgs Couplings conference series, and installment of the Higgs conference series, devoted to new experimental and theoretical results on the Higgs boson. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Higgs 2020 will proceed online this year. The 2020 conference will present the latest results from the LHC on the Higgs boson properties, including among other topics measurements of the mass, spin/parity, and couplings and will present new theoretical work devoted to Higgs phenomenology within and beyond the Standard Model. The conference will provide an opportunity for critical discussion of the current strategies for studying the Higgs boson at the LHC and the next steps beyond the LHC. Higgs 2020 will include several plenary and parallel contributions on current research topics.  
The main conference web site is available at the following location: 
http://www.roma1.infn.it/conference/Higgs2020
The preliminary agenda is also available at: 
https://indico.cern.ch/event/900384

Practical information for speakers and chairs will be sent in the second bulletin.
The overall program is outlined in the Figure below (agenda expressed in local CERN time).

Registration

Registration is open at https://indico.cern.ch/event/900384. The Higgs 2020 online conference does not have a fee, however registration is mandatory in order to participate through the video conferencing services and access the conference streaming. The deadline for registration is on 15th October 2020. Please register providing an institutional e-mail address, to ensure your registration is promptly accepted. 

Parallel and plenary sessions

Parallel and plenary sessions will take place virtually in Zoom webinars and webcasts. A second bulletin will follow with the details on how to connect. Questions will be taken at the end of each talk using the Zoom raise-hand option.  Both plenary and parallel sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be uploaded to CDS after the conference is concluded. Speakers who do not want to be recorded are kindly asked to inform the session chairs before the start of the session. Speakers are encouraged on a voluntary basis to include in their slides a link to a “Breakout” Zoom meeting. The Breakout room shall be created by interested speakers using the same password as that of their session. These rooms offer an opportunity to continue the discussion or ask additional questions in an informal manner, virtually replacing the discussions typically occurring among the conference participants and speakers. To encourage young scientists to promote their own research and developments, two plenary sessions are devoted to Young Scientist Forums as detailed below.

Young Scientist Forum sessions

Two young scientist forums are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.  The selected contributions are made by graduate students and postdocs and are specific to their own research. The YSF talks feature short contributions of at most 4' followed by 1’ for questions (talks of 3' are encouraged to allow for a tad longer  discussion of 2'). Breakout rooms are particularly encouraged for YSF talks.

Webcast

The number of participants in Zoom rooms are limited to a maximum of 500. To accommodate a larger audience, the plenary sessions will be retransmitted through the CERN webcast system. Participants attending the talks on webcast however cannot ask questions.  For parallel sessions we do not expect to exceed this number and thus they will take place only in Zoom rooms.

Contacts 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at Higgs2020-VirtualLoc@cern.ch for any additional information and support you may need to prepare your attendance to Higgs 2020. More information can be found also on the conference website (http://www.roma1.infn.it/conference/Higgs2020). Follow our Twitter (https://twitter.com/HiggsConference) to get live updates about the conference. 

Past Higgs Coupling Workshops

2019: Oxford, UK (https://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/confs/hc2019/)
2018: Tokyo, Japan (https://www.icepp.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hc2018/)
2017: Heidelberg, Germany (https://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~higgs/)
2016: SLAC, USA (https://indico.cern.ch/event/477407/)
2015: Durham, UK (https://www.ippp.dur.ac.uk/higgs-couplings-2015)
2014: Torino, Italy (http://higgscoupling2014.to.infn.it/)
2013: Freiburg, Germany (https://indico.cern.ch/event/253774)
2012: Tokyo, Japan (https://www.icepp.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/hc2012/)

Committees

Higgs 2020 Program Committee

Sally Dawson (BNL/YITP)
Maria Cepeda Hermida (CIEMAT)
Marumi Kado (INFN, Rome I, IJCLab)
Paolo Meridiani (INFN, Rome I)
Giacinto Piacquadio (SBU)
Tilmann Plehn (Heidelberg U.)
James Wells (Michigan U.)
 
Higgs 2020 Virtual Local Organising Committee

Francesco di Bello (Rome, Sapienza)
Valerio Ippolito (Rome, Sapienza)
Emanuele di Marco (Rome, Sapienza)
Shigeki Hirose (Tsukuba)

Higgs IOC

Fabrizio Caola (Durham)
Maria Cepeda Hermida (CIEMAT)
Michael Duehrssen (CERN)
Keisuke Fujii (KEK)
Gudrun Heinrich (KIT)
Marumi Kado (INFN, Rome I, IJCLab)
Aneesh Manohar (UC San Diego)
Paolo Meridiani (INFN, Rome I)
Marco Pieri (UC San Diego)
Giacinto Piacquadio (SBU)
Tilmann Plehn (Heidelberg U.)
Stefano Pozzorini (Zurich U.)
Roberto Salerno (LLR)
Kerstin Tackmann (DESY)
Reisaburo Tanaka (IJCLab)
James Wells (Michigan U.)
Michael Williams (MIT)


The Virtual local organising committee.
Francesco Di Bello (Rome, Sapienza), Emanuele Di Marco (Rome, Sapienza), 
Shigeki Hirose (Tsukuba), Valerio Ippolito (Rome, INFN).