New Physics from Precision at High Energies

Coordinators: Stefania Gori, Benjamin Nachman, Mihoko Nojiri, Joshua Ruderman, Gavin Salam, and Giulia Zanderighi

Scientific Advisors: Claudio Campagnari, Kyle Cranmer, Stefano Forte, Beate Heinemann, and Mika Vesterinen

This program will be held online. Those interested should apply using the link in the sidebar. Please ignore the application deadline.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is transitioning from an initial exploratory phase to a long term data aggregation phase. A diverse set of Standard Model processes are being measured with increasing precision, across a wide range of energies and cross sections. The goal of this workshop is to explore precision measurements of Standard Model processes at the LHC as tools to search for new physics Beyond the Standard Model, with an emphasis on measurements that will benefit from the large increase in luminosity anticipated during Run 3 and the High Luminosity phases of the LHC. Processes to be studied include Higgs decays and kinematics, jets, top quark distributions, electroweak measurements, and high energy tails. Measurements of these processes can be exploited to constrain the Standard Model Effective Field theory and to search for new particles that are hidden beneath backgrounds. One key focus of the program will be to explore Machine Learning as a tool to extract maximum information from future LHC measurements.

This program aims to gather experts on Standard Model theory, including QCD and electroweak calculations, with experts on Beyond the Standard Model theory, to explore synergies between these topics. The program will also bring experts on Machine Learning and its application to collider physics. Together, these communities will chart physics goals for Run 3 and the High Luminosity phases of the LHC at the interface of Standard Model and Beyond Standard Model physics.


All talks begin at 8 AM, California Time.

Mar 9 - Michelangelo Mangano, "Precision and discoveries: a personal perspective"

Mar 11 - Lian-Tao Wang, "New physics and precision: the roads ahead"

Mar 16 - Matthias Neubert, Marvin Schnubel, "Adventures in the ALPs: Effective Lagrangians and Flavor Observables with Axions and Axion-Like Particles"

Mar 18 - Gregor Kasieczka, Anja Butter, "Unsupervised Learning for Fun and Precision"

Mar 23 - Veronica Sanz, Anke Biekoetter, Sebastian Bruggisser, "SMEFT: The new Standard Model"

Mar 25 - Andrea Thamm, "Flavor Probes of MeV-GeV ALPs"

Mar 29 - discussion led by Wolfgang Altmannshofer, Patrick Owen, "New results on rare B decays and their implication"

Mar 30 - Jesse Thaler, Frédéric Dreyer, "QCD and Jets through the Lens of Machine Learning"

Apr 1 - Kirill Melnikov, Arnd Behring, "Mixed QCD-EW corrections to Z/W production and an impact of these effects on the W mass determination at the LHC"

Apr 6 - Nathaniel Craig, Dave Sutherland, "Which EFT for the LHC?"

Apr 8 - Eleni Vryonidou, Ken Mimasu, “Higher order effects in SMEFT for the LHC”

Apr 9 - discussion led by Aida El-Khadra, Martin Hoferichter, Dominik Stoeckinger, "Muon g-2 Debriefing"

Apr 13 - Zoltan Ligeti, Clara Murgui, "Flavors of future surprises?"

Apr 15 - Andrew Larkoski, Ian Moult, “Understanding QCD at the LHC” 

Apr 20 - Christophe Grojean, "The BSM Orders of CPV"; Timothy Trott, "Causality constraints for the Standard Model"

Apr 22 - Yael Shadmi, Gauthier Durieux, "On-shell SM EFTs"

Apr 23 - discussion led by Amanda Cooper-Sarkar, Joey Huston, Maria Ubiali, “Progress and Issues in precision PDF determination”

Apr 27 - Viviana Cavaliere, Haider Abidi

Apr 29 - Maurizio Pierini, Jennifer Ngadiuba

Apr 30 - discussion led by Adam Martin, Francesco Riva, Michael Trott