Past Related SLAC Events

1 month 2 weeks ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973. The theme of the 50th SLAC Summer Institute for this Golden Anniversary year's installment is “Golden Opportunities: Puzzles & Surprises - Past & Future”. These SSI lectures will discuss how our attempts to solve and understand the various puzzles and surprises presented to us by nature, whether we have been successful or not, have pushed – and continue to push - our field forward. This SSI intends to inspire reinvigorated effort for new revelations on these fundamental puzzles. SSI is especially targeted for graduate students and postdocs while senior researchers are also welcome.

There will be also special 50th anniversary sessions at the end of SSI to look back at the history of SSI. We are evaluating the COVID-19 situation continuously and preparing precautionary measures, but unless the situation is taking a worse turn than the present orange level in California the program remains on site.   

1 year 1 month ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973.  Given the special circumstances and uncertainties with COVID-19 continuing this year, we are planning for a reduced program of just three online lectures each morning through the two weeks, without the usual afternoon programs in regular editions. We still require interested participants to register online (no registration fee) in order to receive updated online instructions. SSI is especially targeted for graduate students and postdocs while senior researchers are also welcome.

The 2021 SLAC Summer Institute will focus on the physics of the Higgs sector, from its foundational role in the Standard Model to the various Beyond the Standard Model scenarios, as well as its cosmological connections. Several aspects of spontaneous symmetry breaking are not yet well understood and many properties of the 125 GeV Higgs boson are either poorly determined or remain unmeasured. Some fundamental assumptions in most existing investigations also require more concerted probing. Through future measurements, these poorly known aspects of the Higgs may lead to new opportunities to explore for new physics signals such as links to the dark sector and/or long-lived particles, as well as to unexpected flavor dynamics and/or new sources of CP-violation. The lectures are primarily aimed at senior graduate students and postdocs. 2021 SLAC Summer Institute will focus on a broad spectrum of topics associated with the Higgs.   

2 years 1 month ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973.  Given the special circumstances and uncertainties with COVID-19 this year, we are now planning for a reduced program of just three online lectures each morning through the two weeks, without the usual afternoon programs in regular editions, except an online poster gallery to facilitate exchange among participants their own research. We still require interested participants to register online (no registration fee) in order to receive updated online instructions. SSI is especially targeted for graduate students and postdocs while senior researchers are also welcome.

The 2020 SLAC Summer Institute will focus on the physics of neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and gravitational waves - referred to collectively as the “almost invisibles”. Their study is experimentally challenging because of their feeble interactions. They are also not well understood theoretically: the Standard Model of particle physics provides an inadequate picture of the neutrino and has no provision for dark matter nor dark energy. The SSI program will focus on the phenomenology of these nearly invisibles, as well as their connections with one another and to physics beyond the Standard Model. 

2 years 5 months ago
SLAC

The idea is to gather together LHC experimentalists and theory colleagues to discuss possible developments for Run 3 and Run 4. In particular, we are interested in exploring if there are any new physics scenarios that we have yet to exploit, new developments that could enable new searches, and technical innovations to improve the sensitivity of measurements.

The format will be rather informal to facilitate the discussions. We plan on having theoretical overview of  few physics areas and discuss new experimental techniques mainly impacting: 
- Trigger
- Tracking/flavor tagging
- Machine Learning 

although are open to any novel ideas!

2 years 11 months ago
SLAC

The idea is to gather together LHC experimentalists and theory colleagues to discuss possible developments for Run 3 and Run 4. In particular, we are interested in exploring if there are any new physics scenarios that we have yet to exploit, new developments that could enable new searches, and technical innovations to improve the sensitivity of measurements.

The format will be rather informal to facilitate the discussions. We plan on having theoretical overview of the following physics areas:

- Precision — Higgs & SM (i.e. VBS)
- BSM direct searches
- BSM Higgs
- LLPs

We would also like to discuss new techniques mainly impacting: 
- Trigger
- Tracking/flavor tagging
- Machine Learning 
although are open to any novel ideas!

3 years 1 month ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973.  Lectures will generally be given in the mornings during both weeks. Afternoons include additional lectures and topical talks which alternate with discussion sessions, student project sessions and tours.  Evening events include
poster sessions and social activities. SSI is especially targeted for graduate students and postdocs while senior researchers are also welcome.

The theme of the 2019 SLAC Summer Institute will encompass the broad landscape of flavor physics associated with quarks, charge leptons and neutrinos. Lectures will cover contemporary theoretical developments, current experimental results and future frontiers, as well as discussions of the various flavor puzzles and anomalies. The program will also include discussions of the fundamental origin of the Standard Model family structure and the prospects towards the next level of insight.

4 years 2 months ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973. Lectures are given Monday through Friday each morning. The afternoons contain a mixture of special lectures, topical conference talks, discussion sessions, student projects and tours. In the evenings, there are social activities and student poster sessions. The attendance is typically a mixture from graduate students to postdocs, as well as senior researchers.

The 2018 SLAC Summer Institute celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Standard Model with a broad overview of the multiple successes and the various challenges that the SM still faces. In addition to a survey of the historical development of the different components of the SM, the contemporary theoretical and experimental framework of the SM will be reviewed with prospects of new horizon beyond it.

5 years 1 month ago
SLAC

The SLAC Summer Institute (SSI) is an annual two-week-long Summer School tradition since 1973. Lectures are given Monday through Friday each morning. The afternoons contain a mixture of special lectures, topical conference talks, discussion sessions, student projects and tours. In the evenings, there are social activities and student poster sessions. The attendance is typically a mixture from graduate students to postdocs, as well as senior researchers. 

The theme of the 2017 SSI will be ''Cosmic Opportunities”, focusing on upcoming opportunities to expand our knowledge and understanding of the physics of the universe via cosmological measurements of CMB, Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Gravitational Waves. New fundamental observations are forthcoming from improved experiments and new frontier facilities. What do we hope to learn from this new information ?

5 years 4 months ago
SLAC
MC4BSM is a series of workshops aiming to gather theorists and experimentalists interested in developing Monte Carlo tools to simulate collider signatures of Beyond the Standard Model Physics, and to use such tools in phenomenological studies and in searches for new physics at energy frontier colliders. Since 2006, ten workshops have been held in this series, hosted in the USA, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Korea and China. The focus of MC4BSM 2017 will include: 1) to report new features and new developments of general-purpose Monte Carlo tools; 2) to discuss the experimental needs from the LHC, from dark matter experiments, and from physics studies of future colliders; 3) to offer tutorials to senior PhD students, postdocs, and young faculty interested in using Monte Carlo tools in their research.
 
The workshop will be followed by an ATLAS Support Center satellite meeting on May 15-16.
5 years 10 months ago
SLAC

Higgs Couplings 2016 is this year's installment of an annual workshop devoted to new experimental and theoretical results on the Higgs boson.