LHC New Physics Forum
February 23-26, 2009
The International Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg
(IWH) is a forum for
scientists working at the forefront of science
to discuss their ideas in an informal atmosphere.
The workshop will consist of invited overview talks
and formal as well as informal discussion sessions.
Our aim is to bring together young phenomenologists and
experimentalists from across the World who lead active but sometimes
small groups at their home universities and might be interested in a
forum to discuss ideas as well as techniques. To create a constructive
atmosphere and avoid a drift towards a conference we unfortunately
have to limit ourself to roughly 50 people who we think might be
Possible topics for overview talks could be
Dark matter and missing energy -
what is there apart from SUSY?
Reconstructing masses with missing energy -
crucial for dark matter?
Jet structures in new physics and Higgs searches -
can we do it?
Modern statistic -
how can we gain some intuition?
Higher orders and jet merging -
what is needed for signals and backgrounds?
Extracting model parameters -
are our techniques fit for the job?
Supersymmetry beyond the MSSM -
new correlations or new signatures?
Models built to avoid LHC -
how useful are they?
Signature-based searches -
how realistic and useful are they?
Mihoko Nojiri (KEK),
Tilman Plehn (Heidelberg),
Tim Tait (Argonne/Norwestern),
John Terning (UC Davis)
Tilman Plehn, Kentarou Mawatari, Steffen Schumann
Institut für Theoretische Physik
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Background picture by courtesy of IWH.