Aim and Format of the Workshop

    This Workshop is the fifth in a series whose aim is to bring together theorists and experimentalists working on the phenomenology of the upcoming TeV colliders. The emphasis will be on physics at the LHC with a particular attention on the one hand on the progress in new techniques for the simulation of Standard Model processes and on the other on the latest developments concerning new mechanisms of symmetry breaking and the New Physics.

    Themes to be covered in the Workshop range from Quantum ChromoDynamics to the mechanism of Electroweak Symmetry Breaking (notably Higgs physics), Supersymmetry, the phenomenology of Extra-dimensions and Little Higgs models. The Dark Matter connection between cosmology and astrophysics and collider physics will be addressed. The interdependence between the signals from the New Physics and their respective backgrounds will be stressed. Three Working Groups have been set up covering these different aspects of the Physics at the LHC.

  • WG NLO Multi-leg will address the issue of the theoretical predictions for multileg processes, in particular beyond leading order, and the possibility of implementing these calculations in Monte Carlos. This working group aims at a cross breeding between novel approaches (twistors, bootstraps,..) and improvements in standard techniques.
  • WG SM Handles and Candles  will review and critically compare existing tools for SM processes, covering issues in pdf, jets and Higgs physics.
  • WG New Physics  is a beyond SM group, subdivided into SUSY and new models of symmetry breaking. It will also address the issue of model reconstruction and model independent searches based on topologies.
  • There will also be an intergroup dedicated to Tools and Monte Carlos. This intergroup  will liaise with all  WG with the task of incorporating some of the issues and new techniques developed in these groups in view of improving Monte Carlos and setting standards and accords among the simulation codes to better meet the experimental needs.

    As usual within the Les Houches PhysTeV series, we expect a strong interplay and collaboration between these different groups and subgroups. The projects are to start in January 2007 and should be completed by the end of the year 2007.

    The meeting at les Houches, between June 11th and June 29th 2007, will be the central point of the Workshop where, in addition to the Working Group activities, a few lectures and review talks are planned. Participation to the Workshop is open to all. However, due to space limitation in Les Houches, attendance to the meeting is limited to 70 participants at any given point. Due to the overwhelming response of the past four sessions, this session is over a period of almost 3 weeks. Though we expect some participants to attend the full duration of the meeting, plans will be made so that a certain number of participants cover either the first or second half of the meeting, allowing us to accommodate about 110-120 participants in total this time.

    Les Houches Centre for Physics is located in the French Alps, about an hour from Geneva and an hour from Annecy. The Centre has a tradition of organising Schools, Workshops and Conferences for more than five decades now and boasts an excellent library. For the purpose of this Workshop a special computing system will be installed.


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