Next Week @ the SCGP

Wednesday, 8-30-2017
Physics Seminar: Max Metlitski
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: SCGP 313
Description: Title: Abstract:
Tuesday, 9-5-2017
ATLAS
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: SCGP 103
Open Day of ATLAS: First morning session: Heavy Flavor
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description: 9:00am: "Introduction to b-tagging algorithms (including X to bb tagging and MC dependence)" Introduction to b-tagging algorithms. It includes: (1) X to bb tagging (2) around 10 minutes of introduction to heavy flavor discussion / modeling/ parametrization questions / Monte Carlo dependencies to discuss with theorists 09:45am: "Towards the universal jet algorithm to disentangle heavy flavor at hadron colliders?" Towards the universal jet algorithm to disentangle heavy flavor at hadron colliders (for X to bb tagging for arbitrary pT(X), and for optimally distinguishing single from g—>bb jets). The talk includes discussion of dependence on heavy flavor modeling (production/decays), and on how to label heavy flavor correctly in the context of each jet algorithm.
Open Day of ATLAS: Higgs searches to bb: results and outlook
Time: 10:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Description: 10:50am: "H to bb results" Discussion of latest ATLAS Higgs to bb results 11:20am: Q&A session 11:35am: "Where should we look for BSM in H to bb and H to cc" Speaker: Carlos E.M. Wagner (University of Chicago)
Open Day of ATLAS: Next steps in H to bb and MC modeling
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: H to bb and MC modeling
Description: 14:00: "Next steps in H to bb beyond inclusive signal strength" Next steps in H to bb beyond inclusive signal strength: which differential measurements should we produce, where should we look for new physics, how should we parametrize potential new physics contributions Speaker: Michelangelo Mangano (CERN) 14:35: "Open theory issues in H to bb analyses: what generators we use, how we estimate the uncertainties, where are our present limitations" 15:00: "Towards an NLO shower and more realistic parton shower uncertainties" Including a discussion of gluon splitting uncertainties and heavy flavor overlap removal. Speaker: Stefan Hoeche (SLAC)
Open Day of ATLAS: Theory modeling of H to bb backgrounds and HF processes
Time: 3:50 PM - 6:00 PM
Description: 15:50: "MC generators with NLO QCD+EW accuracy" Including discussion of V+jets at high pT(V), and expected impact on H to bb analyses 16:20: "Experience with modelling of processes with heavy flavor in ATLAS analyses (including calibrations) - What are the key issues" 16:40: "Brief overview and theory progress on Z+bb and W+bb(j) @ NLO, including matching to parton showers" Speaker: Laura Reina (Florida State University (US)) 17:10: "WbWb production with Powheg_Res —> towards including W—>jj decays? (TBC)" Speaker: Tomas Jezo (University of Zurich)
SIMONS CENTER FOR GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS PUBLIC LECTURES: MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: SCGP Room 103
Description: Tuesday September 5, 2017 5:30pm Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Room 103 of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics In the past few decades we have learned a great deal about the basic laws of Physics in the infinitely small – and the infinitely large – and how the two are intimately connected. New windows have expanded our understanding, and many unexpected questions have emerged. This is an exhilarating time in history. New tools, both theoretical and observational, may lead in the next decade to major advances in our understanding of the universe. As in the past, when major discoveries are made about the fundamental laws of Nature, not only is our view of the world enriched, but also our life is transformed. A good place to explore the discoveries from the past decades is in the description of symmetry, symmetry breaking and the Higgs boson in High Energy Physics: why, how and where to…. in a nutshell. These talks will present what we know and what we seek in the fundamental laws of Nature; how we go about answering basic questions in high energy experiments, how much we have learned, and how the technical developments needed to make discoveries have changed society. They will also delineate the boundaries of our knowledge and the known unknowns in fundamental high energy physics and cosmology. Speakers: Michelangelo Mangano, Head of the LHC Physics Center at CERN, Geneva, CH Young-Kee Kim,Chair of the Department of Physics, the University of Chicago, and Former Deputy Director, FERMILAB, Batavia, IL, USA Joe Lykken, Deputy Director, FERMILAB, Batavia, IL, USA For more information and biographies on each speaker please visit: scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/22963 These public talks are organized within the workshop of the ATLAS Flavor Tagging/Higgs to bb Workshop, that will take place at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, the Wang Center and the Physics and Astronomy Department, all at Stony Brook University. Organizers: A. Abanov, L. Alvarez-Gaume, S. Dawson, P. Francavilla, J. McFayden, J. Hobbs, P. Meade, G. Piacquadio, D. Tsybychev.
Wednesday, 9-6-2017
ATLAS
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: SCGP 103
Thursday, 9-7-2017
ATLAS
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: SCGP 103
YITP Event: Matthias Weissenbacher, IPMU Tokyo (TBC)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday, 9-8-2017
ATLAS
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: SCGP 103
Saturday, 9-9-2017
ATLAS
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: SCGP 103