Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Precision for BSM

2020, Sep 27 -- Oct 03

E. Barberis (Northeastern University, Boston)
C. Grojean (DESY, Hamburg and HU, Berlin)
A. Juste (ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona)
J. Ruderman (NYU, New York)
D. Wackeroth (SUNY, Buffalo)

Following the successful completion of the LHC Run 2, no signs of BSM effects have yet been detected by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. This suggests that new particles from the BSM sector may lie beyond the current kinematic reach, or be too weakly interacting, to be probed by direct searches so far. While the analysis of the full Run 2 dataset is still ongoing across most of the physics program, and thus there is still room for a surprise, further opportunities for discovery will become available during the LHC Run 3, to start in 2021, and especially during the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) phase. The high precision that will be reached, both experimentally and theoretically, will enable a comprehensive program of measurements of SM processes in the electroweak, top and Higgs sectors, that will greatly complement, and possibly even inform, the direct search program. With higher statistics, new search strategies also open up with lower systematic uncertainties than traditional analyses performed at the LHC Runs 1 and 2.

This workshop will bring together experts from the theoretical and experimental communities working on SM and BSM for a joint brainstorming on the status of this research, identify areas for improvements, as well as set new promising directions to be confronted with the coming LHC data.

The workshop will have four main goals:
- identifying the limiting factors of the experimental analysis and providing reliable theoretical predictions (and related uncertainties) for promising observables to detect BSM effects such as tails of distributions, asymmetries, or ratios;
- devising new analysis strategies utilising the high luminosity that will soon be available;
- comparing LHC results with bounds from non-collider experiments (e.g. EDMs, axion searches,); and
- developing applications of new theoretical ideas (e.g. positivity, helicity amplitudes,).

The workshop will take place at the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual (http://benasque.org/) located in Benasque (Spain), between April 19 and April 25, 2020. Benasque is a beautiful village with a famous ski resort, located in the heart of the Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border with France. In addition to the auditorium, the Center offers desk space, ubiquitous black boards and several meeting areas. To ensure a productive workshop, attendance will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants. In addition, the meeting agenda will be kept light, leaving plenty of time for informal discussion among participants.

The conference fee will amount to 250 euros and will cover the transfer to/from Barcelona, welcome and farewell receptions and coffee breaks. Participants will have to cover their meals and housing expenses. The latter are expected to range between 30 and 99 euros a night. More details will be given in due time. Some partial support will also be available to encourage the participation of young researchers.

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2020bsm Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Credit card online payments here.

* You have to be registered.
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*Cancellation Policy*
A 5 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, September 27.
- Benasque-Barcelona, October 03.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is August 15

  • Application form (closed on August 15)
  • Check your registration data (for registered participants only)
  • Book and check your accommodation here (open from August 20 to September 10).

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • logo CSIC
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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