Working Groups

  • SM and NLO Multi-leg   Session I: 8-17 June 2009
    This group 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, unitarity cuts,...) and improvements in standard techniques. The precision NLO and in some instances NNLO predictions extend also to Higgs observables. 
  • New Physics  Session II: 17-26 June 2009
    This is a beyond the Standard Model group covering new models of electroweak symmetry breaking and their phenomenology.  The emphasis this year will be on alternatives to SUSY that address the problem of symmetry breaking, although some aspects of SUSY phenomenology will be addressed as well. It will also address the issues of model reconstruction and model independent searches based on topologies. Analyses of the Higgs sector stemming from New Physics models will  be covered within this working group too. 
  • Tools and Monte Carlo    Session I & II: 8-26 June 2009
    There will also be an intergroup dedicated to Tools and Monte Carlos. This working group will liaise with the  SM and New Physics WGs 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.   Issues concerning pdf and jets will also be covered within this WG. In session I the emphasis will be on standard model issues in close connection with the SM/NLO Working Group while in sessions II the emphasis will be on the implementation of new models.
The projects are to start in Jan 2009 and should be completed by the end of the year 2009.
A more detailed plan of work and lists of specific topics will be provided by Dec 1st 2008. 

  • Session I: 8-17 June 2009
  • Session II: 17-26 June 2009

 SM and NLO Multileg Working Group

  • New approaches  (string inspired, bootstrap, ...),   Improvements on standard techniques (semi-numerical approach, automatization, ..) NNLO, Higgs observables   Sessions I
    TH conveners: T. Binoth (Edinburg Uni, UK) and R. Pittau (Granada, Spain)
    Exp conveners: J. Huston (Michigan U, USA) and G. Dissertori (ETH, Switzerland)
    • The list of members is here
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 New Physics Working Group

  • BSM Physics     Session II
    (new ideas on ewsb, generic signatures, reconstruction techniques, cosmo issues, ...)
    TH convener: C. Grojean (Saclay, F and CERN, CH), G. Kribs (Oregon U., USA)
    Exp conveners: G. Brooijmans (Columbia U, USA) and C. Sheperd-Themistocleous (RAL, UK)
    • The list of members is here
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 Tools and Monte-Carlo for the SM and BSM Working Group

Session I : Standard Model  
Session II: BSM
TH Conveners:
F. Maltoni, (Louvain, Belgium)
,   P. Richardson (IPPP, Durham, UK), S. Schumann (Heidelberg, Germany) and P. Skands (Fermilab, USA
Exp Conveners:
J. Butterworth, (UC London, UK)
New Physics F. Moortgat (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

The list of members is here

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