PI-ATLAS Day at York University May 11-12

(Posted on behalf of Veronica Sanz, Physics and Astronomy Department, York University)

The ATLAS-Canada meeting (May 10-11) this year is at York and so is PI-Atlas meeting which will take place right after (May 11-12). The structure of this joint experiment-theory meeting is going to be discussions instead of a succession of talks. During the discussion sessions, theorists and experimentalists can discuss ideas for new analysis, and reformatting existing analysis in terms of new scenarios. We also want to take this meeting as an opportunity to gather together the Canada-Pheno community.

We would start the afternoon of May 11th with two opening talks

  1. Experimental talk on LHC status addressing the coming challenges with higher luminosity, such as pile-up.
  2. Opening theory talk: a review the winter conferences results and suggestions of analysis that could have been done with that data. This would open the discussion on ‘what’s missing?’

After those opening talks, we’d have discussion sessions. The session would start with a 25 min experimental talk on the subject and then a moderator (theorist) will start the discussion with the audience. The subjects would be around the physics that can be done with this year’s data (W,Z, tops, heavy higgs, SUSY-like and quirky stuff). We grouped them in

  1. The way to present experimental limits (theorist-friendly).
  2. Resonances on dileptons and tops.
  3. Heavy Higgs physics and what one can hide behind it. Here we’ll discuss diboson resonances and VBF.
  4. New physics in tops.
  5. Quirky stuff: CHAMPS, R-hadrons, displaced vertex…
  6. SUSY-like searches.

You are welcome to suggest different discussion topics, or to ways to better shape the discussions. See the following page for registration and practical details


See you in Toronto!

Veronica Sanz
Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy Department
York University