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Physics at TeV colliders, tools and the dark matter connection

Physics at TeV colliders, tools and the dark matter connection

Objective

2007 will see the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, LHC, at CERN, a major European project with a truly international dimension. The main goal of this collider is the elucidation of the mechanism of symmetry breaking through the search of the Higgs particle, the missing link in the successful Standard Model of particle physics, SM. Besides, there are numerous theoretical arguments that hint to New Physics, NP, (e.g. super-symmetry, extra dimensions, little Higgs) so that we expect a wealth of new data at the LHC. Probing the microscopic properties of Dark Matter, as predicted by most of the NP scenarios, has emerged as another objective of the searches at the LHC after the confirmation by recent cosmological measurements that the Universe contains a significant Dark Matter component.

The emergence of these new paradigms means it is of utmost importance to update and renew our approach to searches of the Higgs and the NP at the LHC, get acquainted with the new models and be equipped with the tools and software to conduct future analyses to dig out the new signals. At the same time, it is important to be in control of all the predictions of our current theory. This calls for the development of sophisticated SM codes. Our proposal consists of a series of four events, starting in June 2007 and covering the first years of the LHC runs. We propose an original approach to training that involves both critical reviews of new concepts and participation in the improvement of the codes, in data simulations and analyses.

Two of the Training Courses will bring together theorists and experimentalists working on SM and New Physics issues in a secluded location over a period of three weeks. A series of lectures will alternate with small group meetings and discussions with ample time to carrying specific projects. The other two meetings will focus on a review of tools where emphasis will be put on the New Physics tools in order to attract also the astroparticle physics community.

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

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Rue Michel-Ange, 3
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Genevieve BELANGER (Ms)

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MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 46171

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France