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IAS PROGRAM
High Energy Physics
Date : 14 - 21 Jan 2021
Venue : Online (Details will be available in due course)

Mini-Workshops: January 14-15, 2021
Conference: January 18-21, 2021

*Note: In view of the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, all sessions of this program will be held online via Zoom.


Overview

After the discovery of the Higgs boson, the main objectives of high-energy physics are the precise measurement of Higgs properties and searches for new physics. These objectives strongly motivate the construction of next-generation experimental facilities such as e+e- Higgs factory and 100TeV pp collider or muon collider.

The Higgs boson plays a crucial role in explaining spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking and the mass generation of the known fundamental particles. It is thus important to measure precisely the Higgs-gauge couplings, the Higgs-Yukawa couplings and the Higgs self-couplings. A future Higgs factory would achieve such a goal significantly better than the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Such precise measurements also provide an indirect probe for new physics that alters the Higgs properties.

Addressing fundamental puzzles in nature such as hierarchy problem, dark matter, etc. results in expectation that new physics should emerge at the TeV scale or above. A higher energy machine like new pp collider or muon collider will be crucial for directly exploring new physics and the properties of any to-be-discovered particles at the LHC.

This High Energy Physics (HEP) program in Hong Kong started in 2015. The objective of this program is to bring theorists, experimentalists and accelerator physicists together, to stimulate discussions and exchange thoughts on the future collider programs. As part of this HEP program, a four-day conference will be held during January 18-21, 2021. Before that, three two-day mini-workshops focusing on theory, experiment/detector and accelerator physics respectively, will be organized on January 14-15, 2021. It is also hoped that some white papers for the particle physics community documenting the physics goals, options of future colliders, and the reach of the related experiments could be released.


Organizers


(Updated as of November 26, 2020)

Organizing Committee for the Program

Andrew G. COHEN (Chair)   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(IAS Director and Lam Woo Foundation Professor)
John ELLIS   CERN and King's College London
(IAS Senior Visiting Fellow)
Xinchou LOU   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kam-Biu LUK   The University of California, Berkeley and
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(IAS Senior Visiting Fellow)
Qing QIN   Peking University
Henry TYE   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(IAS Senior Member)

Organizing Committee for the Conference (January 18-21, 2021)

Ralph ASSMANN   Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Mogens DAM   Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Jie GAO   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Joao GUIMARAES DA COSTA   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tao LIU (Chair)   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zhen LIU   University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Wei LU   Tsinghua University
Kirill PROKOFIEV   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Frank ZIMMERMANN   CERN

Conveners of Mini-workshops (January 14-15, 2021)

Theory - Perspectives of New Physics on the Horizon
Tao LIU   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Zhen LIU   University of Minnesota Twin Cities
 
Experiment / Detector - TBD
Mogens DAM   Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Joao GUIMARAES DA COSTA   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Kirill PROKOFIEV   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 
Accelerator - Plasma Accelerator Physics and Technologies
Ralph ASSMANN   Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
Jie GAO   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dazhang LI (Scientific Secretary)   Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wei LU   Tsinghua University
Frank ZIMMERMANN   CERN

Editors of White Papers

Luis Roberto FLORES-CASTILLO   The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kirill PROKOFIEV   The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yanjun TU   The University of Hong Kong


Joint Organizers

- Center for Future High Energy Physics, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
- Joint Consortium of Fundamental Physics, Hong Kong  

Further details of the program will be available in due course.

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