Berkeley Workshop on
Physics Opportunities with the First LHC Data
Organized by C. Bauer, B. Heinemann, Z. Ligeti
(UC Berkeley and LBNL)
May 6th - May 8th 2009
In 2009/2010 we expect to see the first LHC collision data and this workshop is held
to maximize the physics potential of this first LHC run.
Current estimates for the 2009/2010 run are that the center-of-mass
energy will be 10 TeV and that the integrated luminosity will be
about 200 pb-1. This has been announced recently by CERN following the meeting
held in Chamonix early February.
While exhaustive and detailed studies of the LHC physics potential exist with high
luminosity (>10 fb-1) at 14 TeV there are relatively few
studies at lower energy with low luminosity. Even though the energy is slightly lower than
the design it may be very interesting to make measurements at this lower energy
which is still a factor of 5 larger than ever observed in a controlled environment!
In fact it may be particularly interesting to measure something at 10 TeV as this
may never be done again when the LHC runs at full steam.
This workshop therefore aims at exploring the physics that might be possible
with such a data sample and particularly is aimed at PhD students who wish to
graduate on the 2009/2010 data. Since the integrated luminosity is still rather
uncertain (both in terms of how much will be delivered by LHC and also how much
good data will be acquired for physics analysis by the experiments) we will
survey opportunities for any luminosities between 1 pb-1 and 200
pb-1 For theorists this presents the great opportunity to inspire
those students to measure some peoperty that may otherwise not get measured.
The topics covered by this workshop are
soft QCD: total cross-section, underlying event, diffraction,...
hard QCD: jet production, jet properties, photon cross section(s), ...
Heavy-Flavor production: J/Psi and Upsilon, open charm and bottom, top
Elecroweak Physics: W/Z production
New Physics: large new physics cross section with spectacular (detectable) signatures
Participation is limited to about 50-60 people in order to maintain a workshop atmosphere that
allows detailed discussions. If more applications are received preference is given
to PhD students who want to graduate with 2009/2010 data.The cost is $40 to attend.
There will be a barbeque on Thursday, May 7th. The cost for attending
the barbeque is an additional $30 per person. Fees can be paid when you arrive.
The list of registered particpants can be found
The deadline for registration was March 21st. If you would like to participate,
please contact us
directly as we have limitations on the number of participants due to space constraints.
A list of hotels near the LBNL shuttle bus is available here. We have
made some block bookings at the following places:
The YMCA: this
is relatively inexpensive ($45 + 12% tax). The phone number is +1-510-848-6800.
Reservations should be made before March 31st but you can try afterwards also.
French Hotel: the rate is $85 + 12% tax. The phone number is
+1-510-548-9930. Reservations should be made before April 12th.
Downtown Berkeley Inn:
the rate is $122. The phone number is +1-510-843-4043. Reservations should be
made before March 31st but you can try afterwards also.
The Rodeway Inn can also be tried.
The rate is $94.95 per night.
Please make a reservations as soon as possible.
To make the reservation call them and refer to Tami Blackwell or
to get the above rate. If you have trouble,
please contact Tami Blackwell.