Glasgow University

Glasgow University

A workshop dedicated to searches for heavy bosons at the upcoming LHC run II, bringing together theoretical and experimental expertise.
    • 19:00 21:30
      Welcome drinks/dinner with early arrivals tbc


      Meet at http://www.inndeep.com/ 19:00-20:00

      Dinner venue tbc : 20:15 onwards

    • 09:00 10:00
      Transfer to Glengoyne Distillery 1h
      The bus departs at 9am sharp(!) in front of the Boyd Orr building at Glasgow University. You can't miss it, it's a pretty darn ugly building. But to avoid daft excuses there's a link to Google Maps in the materials section (to avoid daft excuses).
    • 10:00 12:30
      Introductory Session: Setting the scene
      • 10:00
        Welcome and Coffee 20m Glengoyne Distillery

        Glengoyne Distillery

        Speakers: Christoph Englert (Glasgow), James Ferrando (Glasgow)
      • 10:20
        Brief review of best motivated new Heavy bosons to hunt 30m
      • 10:50
        Brief review of existing experimental searches 30m
      • 11:20
        Discussion 1h
        Which search channels are missing? What will be possible with the upgraded (HL-)LHC that is not possible now? Is the current range of masses/parameters probed the most theoretically interesting one? Viable models (?)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch and distillery tour Glengoyne distillery

      Glengoyne distillery

    • 14:00 17:00
      Session II: The toolbox Glengoyne Distillery

      Glengoyne Distillery

      • 14:00
        Separating heavy bosons from the backgrounds (experimental) 30m
        jet substructure techniques, and mass-type variables used to distinguish signal from (ir)reducible backgrounds
      • 14:30
        Theoretical aspects of substructure and mass reconstruction 30m
      • 15:00
        MC aspects of heavy boson simulation 30m
      • 15:30
        Tea/Coffee 30m
      • 16:00
        Discussion 1h
        Is the current status of boosted object reconstruction techniques sufficient for the needs of this searches? Is experimental b-tagging good enough for boosted H/ t kinematics? Do we need new techniques for leptonic and semi-leptonically decaying boosted objects? Are there better physical quantities to use for experimental discriminant distibrutions? esp. for states with missing transverse momentum To what extent can we trust our simulation of these variables?
    • 17:00 18:00
      Transit to Glasgow University 1h
    • 19:00 19:30
      Transit to Dinner 30m Kelvinbridge subway station

      Kelvinbridge subway station

      We will travel to Drygate via subway, the Kelvinbridge subway is handy for the Heritage guest house
    • 19:30 22:00
      Workshop Dinner The Vintage @ Drygate (tbc)

      The Vintage @ Drygate (tbc)

      Dinner at http://drygate.com/the-vintage

    • 09:30 10:00
      Coffee/tea 30m 323


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    • 10:00 12:30
      Session III: Embracing uncertainty
      • 10:00
        Experimental treatment of MC/ theory systematic uncertainties (review)) 30m
      • 10:30
        Discussion 2h
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch 1h 323


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    • 13:30 15:30
      Session IV: A matter of interpretation
      • 13:30
        Experimental presentation of new boson search results 30m
      • 14:00
        Reinterpreting experimental search results (Theorists perspective) 30m
      • 14:30
        Discussion 1h
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee/Tea 30m
    • 16:00 17:30
      Concluding Session
      • 16:00
        Experimental Summary 30m
      • 16:30
        Theoretical summary 30m