LHC Paperfest


An unprecedented scientific milestone was recently reached - 1000 peer-reviewed papers have been published from each of the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland and over 600 from the LHCb experiment. We propose a day to celebrate the LHC science and technology story so far.  This will be a retrospective of the LHC science and technology, and a look ahead to the new technologies and the science questions at the LHC in the years to come.

Coffee at 10.30am

Presentations 11am-5.30pm

Reception at 5.30pm

Dinner to follow

LHC Paperfest registration
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee 30m
    • 11:00 AM 11:10 AM
      Welcome - what is a scientific paper? 10m
    • 11:10 AM 11:35 AM
      LHC - why (physics) and UK participation (how) - construction and exploitation 25m
      Speaker: Mark Thomson (Cambridge)
    • 11:35 AM 11:55 AM
      Building and operating the collider! 20m
      Speaker: Michael Lamont (CERN)
    • 11:55 AM 1:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 5m
    • 1:00 PM 1:15 PM
      Introduction of the LHC detector design and construction phase 15m
      Speaker: Sir Jim Virdee
    • 1:15 PM 1:30 PM
      Paper presentations: building the detectors 15m

      A slice of history, with a proponent of a paper describing its essential aims and outcomes and its place in the LHC story.

      Speaker: Silvia Gambetta
    • 1:40 PM 1:50 PM
      Industry after a PhD (Hardware) 10m
    • 1:50 PM 2:00 PM
      Big data: the LHC computing challenge 10m
      Speaker: Katy Ellis
    • 2:00 PM 2:15 PM
      Industry after a PhD (Software) 15m
    • 2:15 PM 2:30 PM
      Introduction: first beam and Higgs discovery 15m
      Speaker: Dave Charlton (Birmingham)
    • 2:30 PM 2:45 PM
      Paper presentations: Higgs Discovery 15m
      Speaker: Kristin Lohwasser
    • 2:45 PM 3:10 PM
      Paper presentations: Analysis since 25m
      Speakers: Harry Cliff, Sarah Malik
    • 3:10 PM 3:40 PM
      Tea 30m
    • 3:40 PM 4:00 PM
      Physics Opportunities in Run 3 20m
      Speaker: Chris Parkes
    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      HL-LHC construction: Detectors 15m
      Speaker: Helen Hayward
    • 4:15 PM 4:30 PM
      HL-LHC construction: Accelerator 15m
      Speaker: Graeme Burt
    • 4:30 PM 4:45 PM
      Societal impact 15m
      Speaker: Dr Kate Shaw (University of Sussex)
    • 4:45 PM 5:10 PM
      HL-LHC Physics 25m
      Speaker: Matthew McCullough
    • 5:10 PM 5:30 PM
      Impressions on the day - PhD students 20m
      Speaker: Estifa'a Zaid
    • 5:30 PM 6:45 PM
      Drinks reception 1h 15m