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 interested.

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)

Local contact:

Tilman Plehn, Kentarou Mawatari, Steffen Schumann
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Philosophenweg 16
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Background picture by courtesy of IWH.