Conferences and Workshops 2016


Here, you find informationen on conferences and workshops which are related to the research at TTK:


WE-Heraeus-Seminar: The High Energy LHC

October 17 to 20 2016

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers on the PhD and postdoc level with leading experts both from experimental and theoretical particle physics. The workshop will provide a platform to report and interpret the latest results from LHC Run 2. The prospects for the discovery of new physics will be evaluated, and needs both on the experimental and the theoretical side will be discussed in order to be able to explore the LHC data at full extent. Besides scientific talks there will be discussion rounds, and a poster session will be organized with contributions from the younger scientists. The seminar is kindly supported by the Heraeus foundation.

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Participation of TTK:
Michael Krämer: Global fits of supersymmetry



Fit(s) for LHC run-2

October 10 to 12 2016

The main objective of the LHC is the search for and the possible discovery of new physics beyond the Standard Model. An essential aspect is the quantitative interpretation, i.e. fits, of the data in terms of existing, well-motivated new physics models. These can be complete models, such as the constrained minimal supersymmetric model, effective TeV-scale models like the general MSSM, or simplified models, constructed to understand a subset of the data in terms of easily understandable physical parameters. We propose to bring together world-leading experts in the area of global fits for BSM models and Higgs physics, to discuss status and challenges for the LHC run-2. This workshop is jointly funded by the Higgs Centre and the DFG Network "New Physics at the LHC".

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Participation of TTK:
Jan Heisig: Global Dark Matter Fits in the Light of a Possible Indirect Detection Signal
Jamie Tattersall: CheckMATING New Physics at the LHC



DESY Theory Workshop 2016: Rethinking Quantum Field Theory

September 27 to 30 2016

The annual DESY Theory Workshop is organized by the elementary particle physics community in Germany. The focus is on a topical subject in theoretical particle physics and related fields.

The workshop features:

  • Four half-day plenary sessions of specialized talks by invited speakers.
  • Two half-days of parallel sessions, allowing young researchers to present their work.
  • The DESY Heinrich-Hertz-Lecture on Physics for public outreach.

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Participation of TTK:
Maria Archidiacono: Efficient calculation of cosmological neutrino clustering
Sebastien Clesse: Can massive primordial black holes be the dark matter?
Jan Heisig: A comprehensive approach to dark matter studies: exploration of simplified top-philic models
Manfred Kraus: Top pair production with a jet with NLO QCD off-shell effects at the LHC
Christian Schwinn: Soft and Coulomb resummation for squark and gluino production at the LHC



The 9th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics TOP 2016

September 19 to 23 2016

The 9th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics TOP 2016 will be held in the city of Olomouc, Czech Republic from 19th to 23th September. The workshop will bring together the community of experimental and theoretical physicists working on top quark physics. The 2016 edition will be especially focused on the new era of measurements and discovery potential of top quarks at the Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider. The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest results and searches from experiments as well as the most recent theoretical developments and an outlook on top-quark physics at future colliders. The programme will consist of plenary presentations, a poster session and 'question and answers' sessions, targeting young researchers. A significant fraction of the workshop time will be devoted to discussions, with a dedicated Young Scientist Forum. The goal of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive picture of top-quark physics and a forum where experimentalists and theorists can discuss the interpretation of top quark results and plan future measurements.

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Participation of TTK:
Michal Czakon: Higher order QCD Corrections
Malgorzata Worek: Off-shell tt+jet Production



Higgs Days at Santander 2016

September 19 to 23 2016

The workshop is intended to understand, discuss, solve problems concerning Higgs boson searches and (precision) measurements at the LHC and future (ILC, ...) colliders. The focus will be on the Higgs sector of the SM, the 2HDM and the MSSM. For a successful Higgs boson search theory and experiment have to work hand in hand. This workshop should facilitate the interaction between experimental and theoretical Higgs physicists. The program consists of two parts: discussions of the results of the big experiments, as well as shorter theory presentations relevant to the subject. About half of the time is reserved for discussions.

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Participation of TTK:
Michal Krämer: Simplified Models for Higgs physics



TeV Particle Astrophysics 2016

September 12 to 16 2016

TeVPA at CERN is a 5-day conference aiming at providing the stage for the most recent advances in the booming field of Astroparticle Physics, bringing together leading members of the scientific communities that are contributing to its success.

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Participation of TTK:
Maria Archidiacono: Neutrinos in Cosmology
Alessandro Cuoco: IGRB tomography and Dark Matter Searches via cross-correlations with Large Scale Structures
Jan Heisig: A global fit of the gamma-ray galactic center excess within the scalar Higgs portal model
Julien Lesgourgues: Particle physics constraints from future cosmological surveys
Michael Korsmeier: Global analysis of cosmic-ray propagation in the light of AMS-02 and the impact on indirect detection of dark matter
Vivian Poulin: Cosmological constraints on the electromagnetic decay of exotic particles


Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum

August 28 to September 4 2016

Inaugurated in 1994, this series of conferences has become an important forum for scientists working on strong interactions, stimulating exchanges among theorists and experimentalists as well as across related fields. The twelfth edition of this conference series will take place in Thessaloniki (Greece) .

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Participation of TTK:
Michael Krämer: Exploring dark matter at the LHC


QCD@LHC 2016

August 22 to 26 2016

The particle physics groups of UZH and ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, will host the QCD@LHC2016 conference which is part of an annual conference series bringing together theorists and experimentalists working on hard scattering processes at the CERN LHC, ranging from precision studies of Standard Model processes to searches for new particles and phenomena. The format of the conference is a combination of plenary review talks and parallel sessions, with the latter providing a particularly good opportunity for junior researchers to present their results.

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Participation of TTK:
Heribertus Bayu Hartanto: Top quark pair production in association with a jet with NLO QCD off-shelleffects
Schwinn:  Mixed QCD/EW corrections to Drell-Yan processes in the resonance region



Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics: Effective Field Theories as Discovery Tools

August 22 to September 9 2016

MITP seeks to bring together physicists with common scientific interests for discussions and collaborations. Instead of relying on a comprehensive list of talks, the program will focus on a series of informal seminars to inspire further discussions. This year the program aims at laying out the new physics discovery potential of Run II of the LHC from the effective field theory (EFT) approach.

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Participation of TTK:
Christian Schwinn: NLO QCD renormalization of the Standard Model Effective Theory



Quantum Field Theory at the Limits: from Strong Fields to Heavy Quarks

July 18 to 30 2016

The Helmholtz International Summer School will cover the main topics in heavy-flavor and strong-field physics. It will provide a first hand opportunity to a good number of graduate students and postdocs in high energy and high intensity physics. One focus is on latest results on heavy quark physics from all four experimental collaborations at the LHC (ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, ALICE) and from the B-factory at the KEK. The second focus concentrates on the high-intensity frontier and extreme states of matter as probed by current and upcoming high-power laser and high-Z ion facilities all around the world. Leading experts in these fields will read a series of lectures devoted to theoretical predictions and analyses of experimental results.

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Participation of TTK:
Prof. Michal Czakon: Precision top-quark physics with application



2016 CTEQ-MCnet School

July 6 to 16 2016

The school at DESY will cover QCD, Electroweak Phenomenology, and Monte Carlo Generators.

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Participation of TTK:
Michael Krämer: Model independent new physics searches at the LHC?



Parton Showers, Event Generators and Resummation 2016 (PSR16)

July 4 to 6 2016

The main goal of the PSR workshop in Paris is to bring together the QCD communities involved in analytic resummations and parton shower event generators. In particular, it will cover the following topics:

  • different resummation techniques and their relations
  • different parton-shower formalisms and their relations
  • the connection between parton shower and resummation
  • the matching with fixed-order results

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Participation of TTK:
Christian Schwinn: Soft and Coulomb resummation for squark and gluino production at the LHC



CERN Summer Student Lectures 2016

June 27 to August 5 2016

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Participation of TTK:
Michael Krämer: The Standard Model



(Re)interpreting the results of new physics searches at the LHC

June 15 to 17 2016

The LHC collaborations are pursuing searches for new physics in a vast variety of channels. The full understanding of the implications of these searches requires the interpretation of the experimental results in the context of all kinds of theoretical models. This is a very active field, with several public tools being developed. The goal of this workshop is to review the status of efforts and tools for the BSM (re)interpretation of LHC data, and to set the stage for a continued interaction between theorists and with the experiments. A possible outcome of the meeting is the creation of a working group, whose plan and organization can be outlined during the available discussion time.

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Participation of TTK:
co-organized by Michael Krämer



LHCP 2016

Fourth Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference

June 13 to 18 2016

This year LHCP2016 conference will be held in Lund, Sweden, from 13 to 18 June 2016. The programme will be devoted to a detailed review of the latest experimental and theoretical results on collider physics, particularly the first results of the Large Hadron Collider Run II and discussions on further research directions within the high energy particle physics community, both in theory and experiment. The main goal of the conference is to provide intense and lively discussions between experimenters and theorists in such research areas as the Standard Model Physics and Beyond, the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry, Heavy Quark Physics and Heavy Ion Physics as well as to share recent progress in the high luminosity upgrades and future collider developments.

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Participation of TTK:
Manfred Kraus: Top quark pair production in association with a jet with NLO QCD off-shell effects



Collider Physics

2nd Symposium of the Division for Physics of Fundamental Interactions of the Polish Physical Society

May 13 to 15 2016

The 2nd Symposium of the Division for Physics of Fundamental Interactions of the Polish Physical Society will be held in Katowice in May 2016. The meeting is organised jointly by

  • the Polish Physical Society,
  • the Institute of Physics at the University of Silesia in Katowice and
  • the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw.

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Participation of TTK:
Michal Czakon: Successes and challenges in perturbative QCD



Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory

April 24 to 29 2016

Bi-annual Workshop on Elementary Particle Theory organised by Theory Group, DESY-Zeuthen. The main focus of the conference are precision calculations of multi-loop and multi-leg processes in elementary particle physics for processes at present and future high-energy facilities within and beyond the Standard Model. The LL2016 workshop comprises the most recent results and advanced techniques of perturbative quantum field theory.

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Participation of TTK:
Malgorzata Worek: Top Quark Pair Production in Association with a Jet with NLO QCD Off-Shell Effects


DIS 2016

April 11 to 15 2016

The 24th Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects - DIS2016 - takes place at DESY. The meeting will cover a large spectrum of topics in high energy physics. A significant part of the program is devoted to the most recent results from large experiments at BNL, CERN, DESY, FNAL, JLab, and KEK. Also the relevant theoretical advances are covered in detail.

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Participation of TTK:
Michael Krämer: Simplify your life: towards more model-independent new physics searches


Rencontres de Moriond: QCD and High Energy Interactions

March 19 to March 26 2016

The 51st Rencontres de Moriond session devoted to QCD AND HIGH ENERGY INTERACTIONS will take place in La Thuile from Saturday, March 19th to Saturday, March 26th, 2016. It is the 50th anniversary meeting.

The meeting is intended to promote fruitful collaboration between experimentalists and theorists and between various institutions, by bringing together a limited number of particle physicists in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.

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Participation of TTK:
Malgorzata Worek: Top Pair Production with a Jet with NLO QCD Off-Shell Effects


DPG Spring Meeting

February 29 to March 04 2016

Each year, the German physical society invites the scientific community to participate in the annual spring meetings. More than 1000 physicists from experiment and theory in high-energy physics gather in Hamburg. The scientific program consists of  1.015 contributions! Of course, the TTK contributes to the more than 1000 talks.

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Participation of TTK:
Lennart Oymanns: Parton Shower Matching for Electroweak Corrections
Rene Poncelet: NLO event generation with the (MC)3 sampling algorithm