Fundamental new insights are expected from the exploration of
the TeV energy scale at the CERN LHC,
allowing us to establish the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking
as well as a theory beyond the Standard Model
of strong and electroweak interactions.
Since the evolution of the Early Universe was controlled by
the properties of elementary particles and fields, this will also
have far-reaching implications for cosmology.
This concerns in particular the questions of the dark matter and of
the baryon asymmetry of the Universe.
This programme hence focuses on the interplay between LHC phenomenology and cosmology,
with the aim to work out what we may learn from discoveries at the LHC about
the Early Universe.
The programme will run from 25 June to 10 Aug 2007.
The focus on the two core topics will be as follows:
with 1 week (July 16-20) overlap between the two topics. Moreover,
a 2-3 days miniworkshop is envisaged during the overlap time.
Note also that
- the Physics at TeV Colliders workshop takes place in Les Houches 11-29 June 2007
- and SUSY07 takes place in Karlsruhe July 26 - Aug 1, 2007.
Participants who cannot come for the full duration are strongly encouraged
to time their visits such that they are present during the overlap week.
That means that, for instance, for a 3-weeks stay with interest in the
dark matter part, the optimal time would be July 2-20.
The format will be very informal. We plan to have dayly discussion
meetings in the TH common room, with coffe/tea and biscuits provided by us.
Apart from the miniworkshop, there will be no formal talks.
The focus is clearly on discussions, collaborations and actual work.
The projects pursued within the CERN-TH programme should be finalized
until about the end of 2007 and eventually lead to a CERN Yellow Book.
Details will be discussed during the programme....
Several more participants are financially supported, see the
list of registered participants.
Application is through the normal
CERN-TH visitor form.
IMPORTANT: do not forget to specify that the purpose of your visit is
"to participate in the CERN-TH institute on the LHC-cosmology interplay".
In addition, please send an
email to the organisers informing them about your
Applications received by 1 March 2007 will be given priority.
S. Kraml, last update 18 July 2007