August 29, 2023 to September 1, 2023
Durham University
Europe/London timezone

*** A national train strike on Friday, Sep 1, risks to make travel from the workshop exceedingly difficult! We're therefore trying to adapt the workshop program, accommodating the Friday talks on Wed/Thu instead. Please regularly check the timetable for short-notice updates. ***

This is the 8th general workshop of the “Forum on the interpretation of the LHC results for BSM studies”, or LHC Reinterpretation Forum (RIF) for short. It aims to review new developments on the tools, phenomenology, and experimental sides and to prepare for the Run 3 results of the LHC. In this context, the major topics of this workshop will be: 

  1. Storage and (re)usage of theoretical predictions, including event samples
  2. The communication and reuse of statistical and machine-learned models
  3. The combined/global interpretation of searches and measurements 

Moreover, a full day will be dedicated to EFT-related aspects in a joint session with the LHC EFT working group!


We will also continue the conversation on general best practices for the publication and reuse of experimental results beyond the LHC and therefore welcome contributions regarding results from, e.g., intensity-frontier or astrophysical experiments.

Background: The RIF aims to discuss topics related to the BSM (re)interpretation of LHC data, including the development of the necessary public recasting tools and related infrastructure, and to provide a platform for continuous interaction between theorists and with the experiments. So far, seven general workshops have been held at CERN, Fermilab, and Imperial College London. They resulted in the 2020 report on Reinterpretation of LHC Results for New Physics: Status and recommendations after Run 2, arXiv:2003.07868, and the white paper on Publishing statistical models: Getting the most out of particle physics experiments, arXiv:2109.04981 (both published in SciPost Physics), which will be the basis of this meeting.

Durham University
PH8 (James Duff Lecture Theatre)
Rochester Building Lower Mountjoy South Rd, Durham DH1 3LE
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