TH - LPCC Summer Institute on LHC Physics - THLPCC11

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TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)

TH Theory Conference Room

CERN

Description
The TH-LPCC Summer Institute on LHC Physics

This 5-week Institute is co-organized by CERN's Theory Group and by the LHC Physics Centre at CERN.

Format: The first two weeks of the Institute will be focused on SM and QCD while the last three weeks will be devoted to BSM, with a special emphasis on model building during the first two, and on the status of the searches at the LHC in the last one. In particular, during this week the Institute will host the first meeting of the Workshop on "Implications of LHC results for TeV-scale physics". This is open for participation to those not registered at the Institute, at
https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=141983

Registration: The attendance will be limited to around 40 people per week. There is no registration fee. Registration will be open until Jan. 31, 2011.

Local Organization: Stefano Frixione, Gian Giudice, Christophe Grojean, Michelangelo Mangano, Gavin Salam, Peter Skands and Geraldine Servant.

The meeting will be partly supported by

  • the CERN-TH unit
  • the LHC Physics Centre at CERN
  • the Marie Curie Initial Training Network "UNILHC" PITN-GA-2009-23792,
  • and the ERC Advanced Grant "MassTeV" 226371.
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Use of collider data for PDF analyses TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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      • 2:00 PM
        PDFs at the LHC -- some issues, comments and questions 30m
        Speaker: Dr Robert Samuel Thorne (University College London-University of London)
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      • 2:50 PM
        The impact of present and future LHC data on parton distributions 30m
        Speaker: Alberto Guffanti (University of Freiburg)
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      • 3:40 PM
        PDFs with the LHeC 20m
        Speaker: Max Klein
        Slides
    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Review of new LHC results presented at EPS 500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

      500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

      CERN

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      See
      https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceOtherViews.py?view=standard&confId=135933

      Link to agenda
    • 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
      QCD results from CMS 1h TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Konstantinos Kousouris (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (Fermilab))
      Slides
    • 11:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Discussion 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      TH colloquium: "Precision predictions for Higgs production" (M.Grazzini) TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Link to agenda
    • 9:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Recent shower MC developments TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      • 9:00 AM
        Status of the POWHEG box 30m
        Speaker: Paolo Nason
        Slides
      • 9:35 AM
        Status of aMC@NLO 30m
        Speaker: Rikkert Frederix
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      • 10:10 AM
        Status of Herwig++ 30m
        Speaker: Mike Seymour (School of Physics and Astronomy Schuster Laboratory-University)
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      • 10:45 AM
        The Krakow NLO Parton Shower project 20m
        Speaker: Maciej Skrzypek (Henryk Niewodniczanski Inst. Nucl. Physics, PAN-Unknown-Unknown)
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      • 11:10 AM
        Coffee break 20m
    • 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Collider Cross Talk TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      • 11:30 AM
        Status and Progress of Pythia8 1h
        Speaker: Torbjorn Sjostrand (Department of Theoretical Physics-Lunds Universitet)
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    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Open forum for short contributions TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      • 9:00 AM
        On the Integrand-Reduction Method for Two-Loop Scattering Amplitudes 20m
        Speaker: Pierpaolo Mastrolia
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      • 9:30 AM
        Herwiri1.031: A New Approach to Parton Shower MC's for Precision QCD for the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Bennie Ward (High Energy Physics Group-Department of Physics-Baylor Universi)
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    • 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Progress in NNLO calculations TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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      • 2:00 PM
        Status of the antenna approach to NNLO calculations 30m
        Speaker: Nigel Glover
        Slides
      • 2:30 PM
        Non-linear mapping of singularities at NNLO and the H->b bbar width 30m
        Speaker: Franz Herzog
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      • 3:00 PM
        The singular behavior of one-loop massive QCD amplitudes with one external soft gluon, or calculating the real-virtual corrections at NNLO with massive quarks 30m
        Speaker: Alexander Dimitrov Mitov (CERN)
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      • 3:30 PM
        Order epsilon and epsilon^2 terms of one-loop amplitudes in NNLO calculations 30m
        Speaker: Stefan Weinzierl
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      • 4:00 PM
        Coffee break 30m
      • 4:30 PM
        Integration of subtraction terms at NNLO 30m
        Speaker: Gabor Somogyi (DESY, Zeuthen)
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      • 5:00 PM
        Two-loop amplitudes and integrals in N=4 SYM 30m
        Speaker: Vittorio Del Duca (INFN sezione di Frascati)
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      • 5:30 PM
        Recent results on t-tbar cross sections at NNLL/NNLO 30m
        Speaker: Pietro Falgari
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    • 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
      RIVET tutorial TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=145745

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    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      LO and NLO Matrix-element aspects of MC simulations TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      • 9:00 AM
        A new formalism for multileg LO matching 30m
        Speakers: Juan Jose Lopez Villarejo (Unknown), Peter Skands (CERN)
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      • 9:40 AM
        Applications of POWHEG to ttbat+X (X=jet,H,QQbar,...) 30m
        Speaker: Zoltan Laszlo Trocsanyi (Institute of Experimental Physics-University of Debrecen)
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      • 10:20 AM
        Combining NLO corrections to production and decay in the WH process 30m
        Speaker: Julián Cancino (ETH Zürich)
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      • 11:00 AM
        Coffee break 20m
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      TH colloquium: "Event-generator physics for the LHC" (M.Seymour) TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=148458

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    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      QCD results from ATLAS 1h TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Mario Campanelli (University College London-University of London)
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    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Discussion 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Collider Cross Talk: Search for dilepton resonances at the LHC TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      https://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=147455

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    • 2:00 PM 5:30 PM
      W/Z+jets TH Theory Conference Room

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      • 2:00 PM
        W/Z+jets: status and open issues 30m
        Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
        Slides
      • 2:40 PM
        NLO W/Z+jets with BlackHat and Sherpa 30m
        Speaker: David Kosower
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      • 3:20 PM
        W/Z+jets results with Sherpa 30m
        Speaker: Jan-Christopher Winter
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      • 4:00 PM
        Study of Wjj at NLO+PS using aMC@NLO 30m
        Speaker: Rikkert Frederix
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      • 4:40 PM
        Using gamma+jets Production to Calibrate the Standard Model Z(nunu)+jets Background to New Physics Processes at the LHC 30m
        Speaker: James Stirling (Cambridge University)
        Slides
    • 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Open forum for short contributions TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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      • 9:00 AM
        Gluon-Gluon contributions to WW production and Higgs interference effects 20m
        Speaker: Ciaran Williams (IPPP)
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      • 9:30 AM
        Precise predictions for Higgs production Beyond the Standard Model 20m
        Speaker: Dr Elisabetta Furlan (BNL)
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      • 9:50 AM
        Colour-friendly FKS subtraction 30m
        Speaker: Stefano Frixione (CERN)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      N-subjettiness 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      A new jet shape to identify boosted hadronic objects (W/Z/H/top/etc).
      Speaker: Jesse Thaler
      Slides
    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Measuring invisible particle masses using a single short decay chain 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We discuss the possibility of mass measurements for a SUSY-like decay chain with only 2 visible particles. This was never attempted and thought to be impossible before.
      Speaker: Hsin-Chia Cheng
      Slides
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      New Vector Boson Near the Z-pole and the Puzzle in Precision Electroweak Data 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We show that a Z' with suppressed couplings to the electron compared to the Z-boson, with couplings to the b-quark, and with a mass close to the mass of the Z-boson, provides an excellent fit to forward-backward asymmetry of the b-quark and R_b measured on the Z-pole and $\pm 2$ GeV off the Z-pole, and to A_e obtained from the measurement of left-right asymmetry for hadronic final states.
      Speaker: Radovan Dermisek
      Slides
    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      CDF dijet excess 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      CERN

      how to look for the CDF dijet excess at the LHC (IF it's from rho_T -> W pi_T).
      Speaker: Kenneth Lane (Boston University)
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    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Natural supersymmetry at the LHC 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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      Motivated by natural electroweak symmetry breaking in supersymmetry, an effective model with light stop/higgsino and very light gravitino is considered. The implication of the LHC 1 fb^-1 data is also discussed.
      Speaker: Hyung Do Kim (Unknown)
      Slides
    • 2:20 PM 2:40 PM
      Tree-level Gauge Mediation: Viable and Predictive Tree-level SUSY breaking 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      I will discuss a scenario in which SUSY breaking is communicated by heavy vectorfields at tree-level. This gives rise to a simple and motivated model of SUSY breaking with peculiar predictions for sfermion mass ratios.
      Speaker: Robert Ziegler (Technische Universitat Munchen)
      Slides
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Model building using Lie-point symmetries 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We describe the Lie-point symmetry method and how it can be used to systematically search for all continuous symmetries and parameter relationships in a classical field theory.
      Speaker: Damien George
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    • 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Physical Predictions in the Quantum Multiverse 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      I describe how quantum mechanics plays a crucial role in defining probabilities (the "measure") in the multiverse, and how the eternally inflating multiverse leads to dramatic change of our view on spacetime and gravity. The latest result on the distribution of the cosmological constant is also presented. The talk is based mainly on arXiv:1104.2324 (but also arXiv:1107.3556).
      Speaker: Yasunori Nomura
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

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    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Implications for the Constrained MSSM from CMS and Dark Matter Searches - A Bayesian Approach 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Leszek Roszkowski
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    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      MSSM Higgs physics at the LHC 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      I'll discuss the reach of the 7 TeV LHC in the search for Standard Model-like Higgs bosons in different benchmark scenarios, as well as the complementarity of the standard searches with non-standard Higgs searches. Searches from SUSY Higgs bosons from cascade decays will also be discussed in some detail.
      Speaker: Carlos Wagner (University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
      Slides
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      The fine-tuning and phenomenology of the generalised NMSSM 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We determine the degree of fine-tuning needed in a generalised version of the NMSSM that follows from an underlying Z4 or Z8 R-symmetry. We find that it is significantly less than is found in the MSSM or NMSSM and remarkably the minimal fine-tuning is achieved for Higgs masses of 130 GeV - 140 GeV.
      Speaker: Kai Schmidt-Hoberg (University of Oxford)
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    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      Extended Higgs sector at the LHC Run-I 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      In this talk I will discuss the exclusion and detectability prospects of Higgs bosons in three models: a) the Lee Wick Standard Model (arXiv:1104.3496), b) Beyond Minimal Supersymmetric Standard model (BMSSM) and c) Higgs portal models. We discuss the collider bounds on this model coming from LEP, Tevatron and LHC data.
      Speaker: José Francisco Zurita (University of Zurich)
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      SUSY Monojets and Precision Coupling Determinations 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      CERN

      squark--neutralino coupling at the high luminosity run of the LHC with some precision by analyzing a sample of high p_T monojet events.
      Speaker: Howard Haber (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP))
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    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Beyond mSUGRA 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      CERN

      Speaker: Riccardo Barbieri (Dipartimento di Fisica)
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    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      Making the slepton a Higgs with a U(1)_R lepton number 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Thomas Gregoire (Carleton University)
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    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      Two-Higgs-doublet interpretation of a small Wjj excess 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      I describe how a Wjj excess could arise in the 2HDM context, related signals and the theoretical issues that require that the excess be smaller than the CDF claim.
      Speaker: John Gunion (UC Davis)
      Slides
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Conformal Field Theories as Building Blocks of Nature 1h TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Vyacheslav Rychkov (LPT, ENS-Paris)
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    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Latest H->WW Results from ATLAS and CMS 1h 4/2-011 - TH common room

      4/2-011 - TH common room

      CERN

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      Collider Cross Talk. Abs:The search for the Standard Model-like Higgs boson via the decay into two W bosons is presented, based on data collected in 2011. The search in the dilepton final state is more powerful than any current result for intermediate mass Higgs bosons and has the highest sensitivity of the Higgs searches at the LHC. It is complemented by semi-leptonic WW decays which give good performance in the region of high mass. Recent results by ATLAS and CMS will be discussed and the current limits on the Higgs mass will be shown.
      Speakers: Dmytro Kovalskyi, Elliot Lipeles
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Searching for the Higgs boson by calling all angles 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      CERN

      we discuss the possibility of improving the sensitivity of Higgs boson searches by including all available angular variables.
      Speaker: Ian Low (Argonne National Lab/Northwestern Univ)
      Slides
    • 2:20 PM 2:40 PM
      Invisible Higgs 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      I discuss a few simple models for invisible Higgs decays, and a method to constrain these models using the h \to ZZ \to 4l lineshape
      Speaker: Mr Pedro Schwaller (Zurich University)
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    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      If no Higgs, then what? 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Adam Falkwoski (LPT Orsay)
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    • 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Solving the Flavor Problem in Composite Higgs Models 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      Speaker: Michele Redi
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    • 3:20 PM 3:40 PM
      SUSY Signals of CP violation in Higgs and Flavor Physics 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      Speaker: Marcela Carena
      Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Relating Proton Decay and Monojets through Asymmetric Dark Matter 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      n this talk I will discuss a scenario for asymmetric dark matter where the stable ADM states carry a (generalized) baryon number and can destroy nucleons through inelastic scattering, the rate for which is closely related to the cross section for monojet signals at the Tevatron and the LHC.
      Speaker: Prof. David Morrissey (Michigan State University)
    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Light Dark Matter and the Electroweak phase transition in the NMSSM 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      Speaker: Dr Nausheen Shah (Fermi Lab.)
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      Counting dark matter particles in LHC events 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We argue that counting the number of invisible particles in missing energy events at the LHC can give us insight into the nature of dark matter, and explain how we might do this in practice.
      Speaker: Rakhi Mahbubani
    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      Higgs portal inflation 20m TH Theory Conference Room

      TH Theory Conference Room

      CERN

      We study the phenomenology of the Higgs-singlet mixed inflation for the extended Higgs sector with a singlet scalar in the SM
      Speaker: Hyun Min Lee
    • 12:20 PM 12:40 PM
      Light Higgsinos as Heralds of Higher-Dimensional Unification 20m TH Theory Conference Room

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      CERN

      Speaker: Felix Bruemmer (DESY)