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The meeting will consist of two sessions. The first session will concentrate mainly (but not exclusively) on Standard Model issues including Higgs physics, in particular it will cover topics related to improving precision on SM observables. The second session is geared more towards the implications of the discovered Higgs-like signal and its impact in the search of New Physics, model building, data interpretation and analyses in theories beyond the SM. As usual within the Les Houches PhysTeV series, we expect a very strong interplay and collaboration between the different groups and their subgroups. The latter are set up only as a guide. Indeed, in several instances similar activities will be covered by different working groups making a separation somewhat unnatural.

The projects are to start in January 2015 and should be completed by the end of the year 2015.

The list of topics will be updated regularly and a more detailed plan of work will be posted on the wiki pages. The wiki pages will also be the forum for exchanging ideas and contributing to the working groups of PhysTeV 2015 even if you are not attending the meeting in Les Houches. We encourage you to actively contribute to the wiki pages.


Session 1: 1-10 June 2015

Main topics are progress in NLO multi-leg calculations and techniques, and NNLO computations. More generally this session covers issues related to precision physics and better understanding of the background and of standard models processes, in particular their implementations in tools and Monte-Carlos (e.g MC vs. NLO connections). The importance of electroweak corrections is another example of topics to be addressed in this session. Related to all these issues is the prediction and improvement of search techniques and methods as concerns the Higgs. Physics of jets, notably jet substructure, boosted objects and reducing uncertainties of binned jet predictions, will also be addressed in this session. See list of topics here.

Higgs: SM Issues

Theory Experiment
M. Grazzini, Universität Zürich, Switzerland
C. Williams, SUNY Buffalo, USA
K. Tackmann (ATLAS), DESY Hamburg, Germany
J. Bendavid (CMS), CERN, Switzerland

SM: Loops and Multilegs

Theory Experiment
A. Denner, Universität Würzburg, Germany
S. Badger, CERN, Switzerland

Jets contact: J. Thaler, MIT, USA

J. Huston (ATLAS), Michigan State University, USA

Tools and Monte-Carlos

Theory Experiment
R. Frederix, CERN, Switzerland
M. Schoenherr, UZH, Switzerland
V. Ciulli (CMS), Firenze University and INFN, Italy

Session 2: 10-19 June 2015

The discovery of a Higgs-like signal at the LHC will be at the centre of the work and discussions in this session. Among the topics to be reviewed is the rôle of naturalness for example. Another issue is the impact of the discovered scalar on scenarios of Beyond-the-SM physics. Connected to searches for New Physics is in turn the issue of how to present the data, also discussed here. Further hot subjects are the consequences on and from flavour physics and Dark Matter. See a list of topics here.

Higgs: New Physics

Theory Experiment
A. Falkowski, LPT Orsay, France
C. Englert, University of Glasgow, UK
S. Nikitenko (CMS), Imperial College London, UK

BSM: Beyond the SM

Theory Experiment
A. Delgado, Notre Dame University, USA and CERN, Switzerland
C. Delaunay, LAPTh Annecy-le-Vieux, France
G. Brooijmans (ATLAS), Columbia University, USA

Tools and Monte-Carlos

Theory Experiment
B. Fuks, IPHC and Université de Strasbourg, France S. Sekmen (CMS), METU Ankara, Turkey