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Invited talks at the CDF week May 28, 2007

Posted by dorigo in news, physics, science.

Today is the first day of the CDF week in Paris. A full week of discussion on the status of the experiment and the challenges awaiting us, and a detailed insight in the scores of analyses being brought forward by a thinning but still powerful group of highly experienced and focused physicists.

It’s good to be in CDF. An experiment that has run for very nearly a quarter of a century, and a collaboration which by trial and error has reached a wonderful equilibrium between its many souls – conservativeness defenders, bold seekers of the unexpected, precision measurement guys. All supported and intermingled with a backbone of detector fixers, electronic geniuses, bright thinkers. A bunch of extraordinary people, if you ask me. And the results are for everybody to see, although I will avoid listing them here.

This week, we will have more time to interact and entertain in relaxed discussions than what normally happens during the two-day CDF collaboration meetings held at Fermilab. And we will have invited talks by a few distinguished theorists and experimentalists to stimulate our brainstorming. Here is a list:

  • I.Antoniadis will discusss “Physics and signatures of extra dimensions
  • D.Boutigny will talk about the “French computing center and perspectives
  • C.Grojean will tell us of “Electroweak theory beyond the Standard Model
  • S.Heinemeyer is on “Higgs & Susy at CDF II before LHC takes over
  • M.Mangano will give a “Workshop summary and further thoughts
  • L.Rolandi will have a “Perspective of an outsider on Higgs hunting at CDF
  • G.Salam will discuss “Jets, higher order & interplay between them“.

 As you see, a nice list of interesting topics, which I look forward to hear about. If you have a particular interest in any of these topics, drop me a line and I will try to cover them here. 

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