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  • 4 Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos
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Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

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The entire workshop will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.  Please see the Transportation page for directions.

Please note: since the building is closed with the exception of the SEARCH conference, only three doors will be open.   These are: 1. the main “front door” on Campus Drive where the front desk is and the banners are on the outside, 2. The door just east of the front door, also on Campus Drive that leads directly into the stairs to the Grand Ballroom, 3. The upper side door on Union Lane, across from the Parking Garage.


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Saturday 17 March 2012

  • 08:00 - 08:55
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  • 08:55 - 09:00
Welcome by Dean of College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Jayanth Banavar



  • 09:00 - 09:20
Workshop Introduction -- R. Sundrum (Maryland)
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  • 09:20 - 09:50
Search for Low-Mass SM Higgs at ATLAS -- Bertrand Brelier (U. Toronto)
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  • 09:50 - 10:20
Search for SM Higgs at CMS - Albert De Roeck (CERN)


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  • 10:20 - 10:50
Search for high-mass SM Higgs at ATLAS -- Sylvie Brunet (Indiana University)
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  • 10:50 - 11:35
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  • 11:35 - 12:05
Search for Beyond SM Higgs bosons at ATLAS -- Jochen Christian Dingfelder (U. Bonn)

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  • 12:05 - 12:35
Searches for Beyond SM Higgs at CMS - Sanjay Padhi (UC San Diego)

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  • 12:35 - 13:30
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  • 13:30 - 14:00
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Searches for heavy fourth generation quarks at CMS - Ricardo Vasquez Sierra (UC Davis)
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  • 14:30 - 15:00
Searches for exotic heavy quarks and ttbar resonances in ATLAS - Aurelio Juste (ICREA/IFAE, Barcelona) 
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  • 15:00 - 15:45
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  • 15:45 - 16:15
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  • 16:15 - 16:45
SUSY searches with b's, photons and MET at CMS - Joshua Thompson (Cornell University)
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  • 16:45 - 17:15
Searches for 3rd generation squark production at ATLAS -- Stephanie Majewski (BNL) 30'


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  • 17:15 - 18:30
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  • 18:30 - 20:45
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Sunday 18 March 2012

  • 08:30 - 09:00
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  • 09:00 - 09:30
Search for strong R-parity conserving SUSY production at ATLAS -- Chris Young (Oxford)
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  • 09:30 - 10:00
SUSY searches in Jets + MET at CMS - Leonardo Sala (ETH Zürich)
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  • 10:00 - 10:45
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  • 10:45 - 11:15
Single-lepton and opposite-sign dilepton SUSY searches at CMS - Benjamin Henry Hooberman (Fermi National Accelerator Lab.)


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  • 11:15 - 11:45
Searches for gaugino production at ATLAS -- Christophe Clement (Stockholm University)
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  • 11:45 - 12:30
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  • 12:30 - 13:30
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  • 13:30 - 14:00
Searches for new particles with lepton final states at ATLAS -- Martina Hurwitz (LBNL)

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  • 14:00 - 14:30
Same-sign dilepton SUSY searches and multilepton searches at CMS - Slava Krutelyov (UC Santa Barbara)
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  • 15:15 - 15:45
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Searches of new particles in multilepton and diboson channels at ATLAS -- Koji Terashi (U. Tokyo, ICEPP)
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  • 16:15 - 16:45
Searches for R-parity violating SUSY signatures at ATLAS -- Shimpei Yamamoto (U. Tokyo, ICEPP)
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  • 16:45 - 17:15
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  • 17:15 - 18:00
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  • 18:00 - 18:45
Buses back to hotel to freshen up



  • 18:45 - 21:45
Buses leave for Dinner in Annapolis (Annapolis ( Stamp Union Ballroom ) )




Monday 19 March 2012

  • 09:00 - 09:30
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  • 09:30 - 10:00
Hadronic Exotica searches at CMS - Dinko Ferencek (Rutgers University)
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Searches for jet + X resonances at ATLAS -- Antonio Boveia (U. Chicago)
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  • 10:30 - 11:00
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  • 11:00 - 11:30
Searches for Heavy Resonances Decaying to Top Quarks at CMS - Petar Maksimovic (Johns Hopkins Univ.)
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  • 11:30 - 12:00
Heavy Resonance searches at CMS - Kerstin Hoepfner (RWTH, III. Physik. Inst. A)
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  • 12:00 - 12:30
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  • 13:30 - 13:50
Discussion on Top A_FB - initiated by George Sterman (Stony Brook)

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  • 13:50 - 14:20
Searches for long-lived particles at CMS - Jie Chen (Florida State Univ.)
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Searches for long-lived particles at ATLAS --- Gordon Watts (U. Washington)
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  • 14:50 - 15:20
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  • 15:20 - 15:50
Extra Dimension searches (monojet, monophoton, dilepton, diphoton) at CMS - Alexey Ferapontov (Brown Univ.)
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  • 15:50 - 16:15
Discussion/(CMS Fermiophobic Higgs)



  • 16:15 - 16:45
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  • 16:45 - 18:00
Panel Discussion/Interviews on where LHC physics is headed - Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS), Michael Peskin (Stanford), Riccardo Rattazzi (EPFL, Lausanne), Gavin Salam (CERN, Princeton University and LPTHE/CNRS), Matt Strassler (Rutgers) 1h15'
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  • 18:00 - 18:30
END OF WORKSHOP



  • 18:30 - 20:30
Quick Dinner for those with time before their departure



SEARCH Workshop

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From March 17-19, 2012 the SEARCH workshop will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union. It will bring together theorists and experimentalists from both ATLAS and CMS. The workshop will be focused on the 5/fb results from the SUSY, Exotics, and Higgs groups from both ATLAS and CMS.

Participation is by invitation only.

The workshop has been organized with the help of many theorists and experimentalists listed below:

 

Advisors - Theory

Nima Arkani-Hamed
Sally Dawson
Keith Ellis
Patrick Meade*
Kirill Melnikov
Michele Papucci*
Michael Peskin
Gavin Salam
Raman Sundrum*
Jay Wacker
Bryan Webber


*=Organizer

 

Advisors - Experimental

Henri Bachacou
Erez Etion
Eliam Gross
Richard Hawkings
Christopher Hill
Andreas Hoecker
Joe Incandela
Sandra Kortner
Greg Landsberg
Bill Murray
Aleandro Nisati
Sanjay Padhi
Pascal Pralavorio

 


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SEARCH Sponsors

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This material is based on work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-0910467

Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF)