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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 strict separation into working groups somewhat unnatural.

The projects are to start in January 2017 and should be completed by the end of the year 2017.

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 2017 even if you are not attending the meeting in Les Houches. We encourage you to actively contribute to the wiki pages.


Session 1: 5-14 June 2017

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 standard model processes (including Higgs production), and their implementations in tools and Monte-Carlo generators (e.g MC vs. NLO connections). The importance of electroweak corrections is another example of topics to be discussed in this session. Related to all these issues is the progress in computations and the improvement of search techniques relevant for Higgs studies. Physics of jets, notably jet substructure, boosted objects and reducing uncertainties of jet-binned predictions, will also be addressed in this session.The list of topics will be updated on the Wiki (see here).

Higgs: SM Issues

Theory Experiment
R. Harlander, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
F. Caola, IPPP  Durham, UK and CERN, Switzerland
K. Tackmann (ATLAS), DESY Hamburg, Germany
J. Bendavid (CMS), Caltech Pasadena, USA

SM: Loops and Multilegs

Theory Experiment
G. Heinrich, MPI Munich, Germany
S. Kallweit, CERN, Switzerland

Jets contact: J. Thaler, MIT, USA

J. Huston (ATLAS), Michigan State University, USA
K. Theofilatos (CMS), ETH Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Tools and Monte-Carlos

Theory Experiment
S. Prestel, Fermilab, USA
E. Re, LAPTh Annecy, France and CERN, Switzerland
V. Ciulli (CMS), Firenze University and INFN, Italy


Session 2: 14-23 June 2017

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 role 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. Other topics relate to flavour physics and Dark Matter. The  list of topics will be updated on the wiki (see here).

Higgs: New Physics

Theory Experiment
S. Gori, Univ. Cincinnati, USA
F. Riva, CERN, Switzerland
P. Musella (CMS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

BSM: Beyond the SM

Theory Experiment
M. McCullough, CERN, Switzerland
M.J. Dolan, Univ. of  Melbourne, Australia
G. Brooijmans (ATLAS), Columbia University, USA

Tools and Monte-Carlos

Theory Experiment
F. Maltoni, CP3, Louvain, Belgium
P. Richardson, IPPP Durham UK and CERN Switzerland
L. Perrozzi (CMS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland