Conferences and Workshops 2021


14th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP 2021)

September 13-17 2021

The 14th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP 2021) will be held online. TOP 2021 will bring together experimentalists and theorists to present and discuss the latest developments in top-quark physics. This year's meeting will be an on-line conference hosted by Michigan State University and other North American institutions. The program includes a mini-workshop entitled "Top Physics @ Future Colliders”. Young scientists are especially encouraged to participate, and there will be a poster session as well as a block of short plenary talks in the "Young Scientist Forum'', allowing them to present their work.

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Participation of TTK:
Plenary talk:
Michal Czakon: Flavored jets in top physics and beyond

Young Scientist Forum:
Jonathan Hermann: The impact of top-quark modeling on the exclusion limits in tt+DM searches at the LHC
Terry Generet: Top-Pair Events with B-hadrons at the LHC

Poster session:
Jasmina Nasufi: NLO QCD off-shell results for ttW
Michele Lupattelli: NLO QCD corrections for off-shell ttbb


Annual meeting of the RTG 2497

September 1-3 2021

The second annual meeting of our DFG research training group "Physics of the haeviest particles at the LHC" takes place in the Physikzentrum at RWTH Aachen University forall members of the RTG 2497. Its broad program includes:

  • Presentations by the students about their current work
  • Invited physics talks
  • Non-physics topics, such as equal opportunities and career development.

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Participation of TTK:
Several talks by the PhD students within the RTG


Underground Physics (TAUP 2021)

August 26 - September 3 2021

The biennial TAUP series covers recent experimental and theoretical developments in astroparticle physics by invited plenary review talks and parallel workshop sessions of invited and contributed presentations. The conference will also include a dedicated poster session. TAUP 2021 is hosted by IFIC.

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Participation of TTK:
Felix Kahlhoefer: Thermal WIMPs and the scale of new physics
Silvia Manconi : Dissecting the inner Galaxy with gamma-ray pixel count statistics
Kathrin Nippel: Constraining Dark Matter Annihilation with Cosmic Ray Antiprotons using Neural Networks


Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2021)

June 07-12 2021

The LHCP conference series started in 2013 after a successful fusion of two international conferences, "Physics at Large Hadron Collider Conference" and "Hadron Collider Physics Symposium". The conference programme will be devoted to a detailed review of the latest experimental and theoretical results on collider physics, and recent results of the LHC Run II, and discussions on further research directions within the high energy particle physics community including both theory and experiment sides. The main goal of the conference is to provide intense and lively discussions between experimentalists and theorists in research areas such as the Standard Model Physics and Beyond, the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry, Heavy Quark Physics and Heavy Ion Physics as well as the recent progress in the high luminosity upgrades of the LHC and future colliders developments.

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Participation of TTK:
Malgorzata Worek: Theoretical aspects of top physics
Elias Bernreuther: Theoretical overview of Dark Showers


Annual meeting of the SFB TRR 257

May 26-28 2021

The annual meeting of our SFB TRR 257 takes place in Siegen and via zoom.

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Participation of TTK:
Several talks by the PIs and young scientists within the SFB


RADCOR-LoopFest 2021

May 17-21 2021

The conference, hosted by the Florida State University as a virtual event, is the joint edition of the 15th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (RADCOR) and the XIX Workshop on Radiative Corrections for the LHC and Future Colliders (LoopFest). It is dedicated to the application of quantum field theory techniques to particle physics phenomenology, and will span five days of plenary and parallel talks.

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Participation of TTK:
Michele Lupattelli: NLO QCD corrections for off-shell ttbb


Virtual entities in Science: a virtual workshop

March 05-26 2021

This workshop is organized by the project "Virtual Particles" (A1) of the DFG Research Unit The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider. The workshop will be held online on four consecutive Fridays: March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 and is co-organized by TTK.

The concept of the “virtual” has a long tradition in physics, with "virtual displacements" or "virtual images" dating back to long before the dawn of the digital age. In today’s physics, the term "virtual" is mostly associated with the quantum world, first and foremost with the “virtual particle” of quantum field theory.

In other disciplines, however, use of the term "virtual" without a digital connotation is much rarer. The basic idea behind the terminology of the virtual, however, could be much more common, even outside of physics.

For this workshop we invite contributions that address the historical formation and philosophical interpretation of concepts of virtual entities in physics and other disciplines – in whatever terms they may come. The main goal of the workshop is to bring to the fore similarities and differences in the meanings and functions of these concepts. Work that integrates philosophical and historical approaches is particularly welcome.

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