Kruger 2010: Workshop on Discovery Physics at the LHC

Africa/Johannesburg
Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

Kruger National Park, South Africa
Alan Cornell (University of Witatersrand, South Africa), Trevor Vickey (University of the Witwatersrand / University of Oxford)
Description
Workshop on Discovery Physics at the LHC Workshop on Discovery Physics at the LHC

Topics:
 To include Standard Model physics at hadron colliders as well as Higgs boson, SUSY and exotic particle searches. Discussions on the latest Monte Carlo tools, cross-section calculations for signal and background processes to higher orders, as well as strategies for new physics searches are expected. The status of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, along with first measurements from the LHC experiments, will also be presented.

Goals:
 Six days of plenary talks and parallel sessions where some of the very latest experimental results from the LHC (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb), as well as topical beyond the Standard Model theories, will be presented. Proceedings from the Workshop will be published in "Proceedings of Science"
    • 16:00 17:00
      Registration of Participants 1h
    • 17:00 17:25
      Welcome Address 25m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Dr Zeblon VILAKAZI (iThemba LABS)
    • 17:25 17:55
      Overview of Physics in South Africa 30m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)
    • 17:55 18:45
      Experimental particle physics in the LHC area and possible implications for development in Africa 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Dr Ketevi ASSAMAGAN
    • 08:10 09:00
      LHC Status, Performance and Plans 50m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Lyn Evans (CERN)
      Slides
    • 09:00 09:50
      LHC Physics Overview 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Jonathan R. Ellis (CERN)
    • 09:50 10:40
      Space-Time, Quantum Mechanics and the LHC 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed (Princeton, IAS)
    • 10:40 10:55
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:55 11:45
      Overview of the ALICE results 50m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Paul Kuijer (NIKHEF)
    • 11:45 12:35
      ATLAS Overview 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Daniel Dobos (Fachbereich Physik)
      Slides
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 25m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Detector I Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        The ALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter EMCAL: its Status and its Physics Capabilities 30m
        Speaker: Alessandra Fantoni (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF)-Istituto Nazionale Fisica)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Performance of the ATLAS Inner Tracker 30m
        Speaker: Salvador Marti i Garcia (IFIC-Valencia (UV-CSIC))
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: QCD I Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Measurement of Transverse Momentum Spectra of identified Hadrons from pp Collisions with the ALICE Experiment 30m
        Speaker: Alexander Philipp Kalweit (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
      • 14:30
        Quarkonium and Heavy Flavour Physics with ALICE at the LHC 30m
        Speaker: Martino Gagliardi (Universita degli Studi di Torino)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Standard Model I Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Production of W, Z in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Zofia Czyczula (Yale University)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Top Quark Studies in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Aras Papadelis (Stockholm University)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Student Tutorials I Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        From Operators and Lorentz Invariance to Quantum Fields and Gauge Symmetry 1h
        Speaker: Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Detector I Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Performance of the ATLAS Calorimeters 30m
        Speaker: Claudio Santoni (Universite Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand II)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Performance of the ATLAS Muon Spectrometer 30m
        Speaker: Marcello Bindi (Universita & INFN, Bologna)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Setting of the ATLAS Jet Energy Scale 30m
        Speaker: Michele Petteni (Simon Fraser University)
      • 17:00
        Room available for open discussion 30m
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: QCD I Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Particle Production Studies at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: Andrea Contu (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Inclusive production of jets and dijets at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: Giulio Auriemma (Universita di Roma I "La Sapienza")
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Standard Model I Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Hard QCD Measurements in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Rainer Stamen (Kirchhoff-Institut fur Physik/Heidelberg)
      • 16:00
        Soft QCD Measurements in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Paul James Laycock (Oliver Lodge Laboratory-University of Liverpool)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Theory I Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        QFT Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 16:00
        Standard Model Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Jonathan R. Ellis (CERN)
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 09:00 09:50
      Latest results from the CMS Experiment 50m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Ivan Kresimir Furic (Department of Physics - University of Florida)
    • 09:50 10:40
      LHCb Status, First Physics and Discovery Potential 50m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Olaf Steinkamp (Physik-Institut-Universitaet Zuerich-Unknown)
    • 10:40 10:55
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:55 11:45
      SUSY Predictions for the LHC 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Sven Heinemeyer (CERN)
      Slides
    • 11:45 12:35
      Phenomenology in the LHC Era 50m Hubya

      Hubya

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      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Prof. Tao Han (University of Wisconsin)
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 25m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: B-physics I Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Heavy Flavour Production in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Francesco Conventi (Univ. + INFN)
      • 14:30
        Study of hadronic b-decays at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: Aurelien Martens (Lab. de l'Accelerateur Lineaire (IN2P3) (LAL)-Universite de Pari)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Detector II Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Operation, Calibration and Performance of the CMS Silicon Tracker 30m
        Speaker: Ettore Focardi (University/INFN Florence)
      • 14:30
        Operation and Performance of the CMS Electromagnetic Calorimeter 30m
        Speaker: Martina Malberti (Univ. Milano Bicocca & INFN Sezione di Milano Bicocca)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BSM Physics I Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Searches for new physics with jets at ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Lorraine Courneyea (University of Victoria)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        CMS searches for new physics 30m
        Speaker: Mara Senghi Soares (Centro de Investigaciones Energ. Medioambientales y Tecn. - (CIE)
        Slides
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Student Tutorials II Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        General Relativity Primer for Graduate Students 30m
        Speaker: Dr Kevin Goldstein (University of the Witwatersrand)
        Slides
    • 15:00 15:30
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: B-physics I Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Prompt Jpsi and b->Jpsi X production in pp collisions 30m
        Speaker: Dr Patrick Robbe
      • 16:00
        Prospects of CPV in Bs->JpsiPhi with first LHCb data 30m
        Speaker: Basem Khanji (CPPM-Marseille)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Detector II Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Operation and Performance of the LHCb Experiment 30m
        Speaker: Federico Alessio (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Performance of Track and Vertex Reconstruction and B-tagging Studies with CMS in pp Collisions at sqrt(s)=7TeV 30m
        Speaker: Alexander Schmidt (Universität Zürich)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BSM Physics I Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Searches for new physics in Heavy Flavour Rare b decays at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: Antonio Pellegrino (NIKHEF)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Searches for new physics with leptons in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Xin Chen (University of Wisconsin)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Student Tutorials II Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        General Relativity Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Dr Kevin Goldstein (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 16:00
        Correlators of Operators With Large R-Charge in the ABJM Theory 30m
        Speaker: Dr Tanay Dey (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 09:50 10:40
      Search for New Physics Beyond SM at the Tevatron 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Jianrong Deng
      Slides
    • 10:40 10:55
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:55 11:45
      Challenging the Standard Model at the Tevatron Collider 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Frank Filthaut (Radboud University Nijmegen / Nikhef)
      Slides
    • 11:45 12:35
      Antimatter Production in p-p and Heavy Ion Collisions at Ultrarelativistic Energies 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Jean Cleymans (Department of Physics-University of Cape Town)
      Slides
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 25m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: B-physics II Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        B->X_s/d gamma and B->X_s/d l+l- 30m
        Speaker: Martino Margoni (Dipartimento di Fisica Galileo Galilei)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Leptonic decays 20m
        Speaker: Dr Thomas Mattison (University of British Columbia)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BSM Physics II Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Early Search for Supersymmetry at ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Xuai Zhuang (Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen)
      • 14:30
        Searches for Stopped Gluinos during Beam-off Periods at CMS 30m
        Speaker: Amita Raval (Penn State University)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Standard Model II Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        CMS Results in Electroweak Physics 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ilaria Segoni (CERN)
      • 14:30
        W and Z Production in the forward region at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: David Hutchcroft (University of Liverpool)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Theory II Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Stau relic density at the Big-Bang nucleosynthesis era consistent with the abundance of light element nuclei in the co-annihilation scenario 30m
        Speaker: Dr Joe Sato
      • 14:30
        The properties of CKM Evolution in the UED Model 30m
        Speaker: Dr Lu-Xin Liu (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: B-physics II Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Direct searches for light new physics with BaBar 30m
        Speaker: Dr Neus Lopez-March
        Slides
      • 16:00
        B-physics Discussion 1h 30m
        Speaker: All
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BMS Physics II Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Higgs sensitivity in ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Jana Novakova
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Search for Heavy Stable Charged Particles in CMS 30m
        Speaker: Norbert Neumeister (Purdue University)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Standard Model II Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        SM Discussion 2h
        Speaker: All
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Theory II Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        SUSY Discussion 30m
        Speaker: Sven Heinemeyer (CERN)
        Slides
      • 16:00
        Phenomenology discussion 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Tao Han (University of Wisconsin)
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 09:50 10:40
      New Physics Constraints from B Factories 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Dr Thomas Mattison (University of British Columbia)
      Slides
    • 10:40 10:55
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 10:55 11:45
      LHC physics beyond the Standard Model 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Aldo Deandrea (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon (IPNL))
      Slides
    • 11:45 12:35
      Neutrinos: from Pauli to the LHC 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Dr Heather Ray (University of Florida)
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 25m
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BSM Physics III Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Search for Pair Production of Leptoquarks in the CMS Experiment 30m
        Speaker: Paolo Rumerio (University of Maryland)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Search for New Physics in the Dijet Mass Spectrum in CMS 30m
        Speaker: Lorenzo Agostino (Cornell University)
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: QCD II Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Results and Prospects for charm physics at LHCb 30m
        Speaker: Philip John Hunt (Particle Physics-University of Oxford-Unknown)
      • 14:30
        Suppression of Charged Particle Production at Large Transverse Momentum in Central Pb–Pb Collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV 30m
        Speaker: Jochen Thaeder (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS))
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Student Discussion Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Discussion I 1h
        Speaker: All
    • 14:00 15:00
      Parallel Session: Theory III Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 14:00
        Supergroups and generally extended supersymmetry 30m
        Speaker: Dr Peter Roenne (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 14:30
        Semiclassical strings in toric AdS/CFT and its marginal deformations 30m
        Speaker: Dr Dimitrios Giataganas (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 15:00 15:30
      Tea Break 30m
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Exotics and BSM Physics III Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Search for New Physics in the Dijet Centrality Ratio in CMS 30m
        Speaker: Amita Raval (DESY)
      • 16:00
        Two early Exotic searches with dijet events at ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Reyhaneh Rezvani (Department of Physics-University of Toronto)
        Slides
      • 16:30
        Room available for open discussion 1h
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: QCD II Ghama

      Ghama

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        QCD Discussion 2h
        Speaker: All
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Student Discussion Bandla II

      Bandla II

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Discussion II 2h
        Speaker: All
    • 15:30 17:30
      Parallel Session: Theory III Bandla I

      Bandla I

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      • 15:30
        Qualitative and Quantitative Jet Physics in Pb + Pb at LHC 30m
        Speaker: Dr Will Horowitz (University of Cape Town)
      • 16:00
        Discussion session I 1h
        Speakers: Aldo Deandrea (Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon (IPNL)), Jean Cleymans (Department of Physics)
      • 17:00
        Room available for open discussion 30m
    • 18:00 22:00
      Gala Dinner 4h
    • 10:25 11:15
      The physics case for the Large Hadron Electron Collider (LHeC) 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Bruce Mellado Garcia (High Energy Physics-Department of Physics-University of Wisconsi)
    • 11:15 11:30
      Coffee Break 15m
    • 11:30 12:20
      Overview of CLIC 50m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
      Speaker: Anne Dabrowski (CERN)
      Slides
    • 12:20 12:35
      Goodbye 15m Hubya

      Hubya

      Protea Kruger Gate Hotel

      Kruger National Park, South Africa
    • 12:35 14:00
      Lunch Break 1h 25m
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