Gearing up for High-Precision LHC Physics

10 August - 4 September 2020

Stefan Dittmaier, Nigel Glover, Gavin Salam, Giulia Zanderighi

By 2020 the LHC Run III will be about to start or will have just

started, and it will be a crucial time to prepare theory predictions

for the upcoming Run, as well as to get ready for the High-Luminosity

LHC (HL-LHC) physics program, which will bring key measurements of the

Higgs sector of the Standard Model and push the search for new

physics, including dark matter, to yet higher masses and weaker

interactions. Thanks to the detector upgrades and the increased

luminosity, LHC measurements will achieve an unprecedented level of

precision after 2020. For many new physics models, e.g. those whose

new particles are beyond the LHC's immediate mass reach, the most

immediate path to discovery will be to identify small modifications in

the way known particles interact with each other. Because of the

complicated environment in hadronic collisions, it is very challenging

to pin down such effects. In order to fully exploit the potential of

the LHC and the HL-LHC, it is imperative to make predictions at the

level of accuracy that matches or even exceeds that of the upcoming

measurements. A substantial part of current research on QCD and

electroweak (EW) physics at colliders focusses on the following

interconnected topics: the formal calculation of amplitudes and the

required integrals, their use in fixed-order calculations of

observables, and merging of fixed-order calculations to all-order

results, either analytic resummations or parton-shower simulations.


This workshop aims to bring together at MIAPP the world leading

experts in these topics and to address several key issues paramount to

the future development of collider phenomenology.


We plan to have different main themes for each week of the workshop:

week 1:fixed-order NNLO computations

week 2:resummation and parton showers

week 3:EW higher order and precision observables

week 4:phenomenology and BSM

Register here


(Deadline: 10 November 2019)

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

Boltzmannstr. 2
D-85748 Garching

Tel. + 49 89 35831 - 7100
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