An informal workshop on LHC Search Strategy, organized jointly by Perimeter Institute and CMS, will be held from August 2-4, 2012 at Perimeter Institute. This time was chosen by Joe Incandela and Greg Landsberg to confront post-ICHEP results with the first 5-8 fb-1 of 8 TeV data and to discuss the search program for 2012/13.
This workshop has two very focused goals:
- To gather critical feedback on the search program and post-ICHEP results that can potentially impact fall 2012 running and analyses going into 2013.
- To help connect people engaged in physics efforts inside CMS with expert theorists in the broader community.
The program will include a review of public LHC results and invited presentations by theorists, with ample time dedicated to discussion of the search program, ideas for possible extensions thereof, and the associated challenges, including:
- Lessons from the Higgs searches, and what continuing studies are most promising to learn more about electroweak symmetry breaking
- Implications of existing BSM (SUSY and Exotica) searches for TeV-scale physics, and for particular theoretical models
- Additional possible search strategies that complement the present BSM program; potential sensitivity and challenges
- Standard Model measurements that are key to Higgs or BSM program, or that determine the feasibility of a particular direction of searches
- What search opportunities depend sensitively on operation plans over the next year?
- In light of findings so far, what opportunities should be considered in developing longer-term detector upgrade plans?
Space is limited, and we are trying to keep the working groups small and balanced enough to facilitate discussion. Anyone interested in attending is asked to complete the online registration. Participation is open to all members of CMS. Interested theorists are asked to include in their registration a brief description of relevant research interests and expertise.