Soft Gluons and New Physics at the LHC

from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( Conference Room A&B )
Our aim is to bring together a small number of experts (of the order of 12-15 people plus the locals) to discuss the role of QCD radiation in new physics searches at the LHC.
Topics to be discussed will include: Continued development of better MC event generators, exploring the role of jet-shapes and substructure as tools for distinguishing new physics signals from QCD background, new ideas concerning subjet filtering and jet pruning in searches for boosted heavy particles, effect of QCD radiation on other kinematic structures such as SUSY mass variables and kinematic edges, the role of new and older jet algorithms in the above analyses, event shapes as probes of new physics, impact of jet vetoes and resummation involving logs of jet veto scales and furthering our knowledge about the nature and role of the underlying event.
Go to day
  • Monday, 1 November 2010
    • 09:00 - 13:15 Soft gluons and parton showers
      Convener: Prof. Mike Seymour (Manchester)
      • 09:30 Early QCD measurement with ATLAS 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Arthur Moraes (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:10 Matrix elements-parton shower matching and multiple scatters 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Leif Lonnblad (Lund University and CERN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:50 Coffee 25'
      • 11:15 Jet rates and parton showers 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Mike Seymour (University of Manchester)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:55 Colour evolution in parton shower 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Zoltan Nagy (DESY)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 13:45 - 14:25 Soft gluons and parton showers (II)
      • 13:45 Webs in multi-parton scattering 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Chris White (University of Glasgow)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:25 - 18:00 Soft gluons and BSM searches
      Convener: Dr. Andrew Pilkington (IPPP Durham)
      • 14:25 QCD radiative effects in new particle searches 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Bryan Webber (University of Cambridge)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:05 Coffee 20'
      • 15:25 Global inclusive variables: QCD and invisible particle effects 40'
        Speaker: Mr. Andreas Papaefstathiou (University of Cambridge)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:05 Soft gluon resummation for squark and gluino hadroproduction 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Eric Laenen (Nikhef)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 19:00 - 22:00 Workshop Dinner ( Lime Tree ( West Didsbury ) )
  • Tuesday, 2 November 2010
    • 09:15 - 13:00 Jet shapes and QCD radiation
      Convener: Dr. Mrinal Dasgupta (University of Manchester)
      • 09:15 Template overlap for massive jets 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Leandro Almeida (Saclay)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:55 Soft gluon radiation in LHC jet shapes 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Simone Marzani (University of Manchester)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 10:35 Coffee 25'
      • 11:00 Jet substructure and Higgs searches 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Butterworth (UCL)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:40 Jet pruning 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Steven Ellis (University of Washington)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 12:20 Subjet analysis as a tool for new physics searches 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Davison Soper (University of Oregon)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 13:45 - 18:05 Jet vetoes
      Convener: Prof. Jeffrey Forshaw (Manchester)
      • 13:45 Dijet production with a jet veto at ATLAS 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Andrew Pilkington (University of Manchester & IPPP)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:25 Extracting Higgs couplings using a jet veto 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Jeff Forshaw (University of Manchester)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:05 Coffee 20'
      • 15:25 Jet vetoing and Herwig++ 40'
        Speaker: Mr. Alex Schofield (University of Manchester)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:05 Higgs plus dijets: CP properties and jet veto effects 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Jeppe Andersen (CP3-Origins)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:45 Hard multi-jet production from HEJ 40'
        Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Smillie (UCL)
        Material: Slides pdf file