Physics on the road to discovery
The Large Hadron Collider is a unique tool to probe fundamental interactions and explore physics processes at an unprecedented energy scale. Early measurements may already provide hints of new physics in the data. These seminars will address some theoretical and experimental aspects of our current understanding of the SM, with a look ahead.

  • Pedro Silva (CERN/LIP),
    "Measuring the widths of the heaviest elementary particles at the LHC" (May 6, 2014): abstract , slides

  • Roberto Tenchini (INFN Pisa, Italy),
    "The role of top quark physics in the Higgs era" (July 3, 2013): abstract , slides , poster

  • Diego Tonelli (CERN),
    "The charm of New Physics at the LHC" (June 12, 2013): abstract , slides , poster

  • Joao Varela (IST/LIP/CERN),
    "Recent results of the CMS experiment" (May 17, 2013): abstract , slides , poster

  • Salvatore Rappoccio (University of Buffalo, NY, USA),
    "Jet substructure in the search for New Physics at the LHC" (May 8, 2013): abstract , slides , poster

  • Gaia Lanfranchi (CERN/Frascati National Laboratory),
    "Tests of the Standard Model in rare decays at the LHC" (Nov. 21, 2012): abstract , slides , poster

  • Pedro Silva (CERN),
    "Precision measurements using Top quarks at the Large Hadron Collider" (Oct. 24, 2012): abstract , slides

  • Nuno Leonardo (CERN),
    "Resonances from a few GeV up to the TeV scale at the Large Hadron Collider" (Sept. 12, 2012): abstract , slides

  • Joao Varela (IST/LIP Lisbon),
    "Recent Higgs results at CERN" (July 5, 2012): abstract , slides poster

  • David Stuart (Univ. California Santa Barbara, USA),
    "Supersymmetry searches with leptons in the 7 TeV LHC run" (June 14, 2012): abstract , slides

  • Koji Terashi (University of Tokyo, ICEPP, Japan), "Diboson physics in the search for New Physics" (May 2, 2012) abstract , slides

  • Nicola Turini (University of Siena, INFN, Italy), "The Totem experiment: proton-proton cross section measurement and diffraction at LHC" (April 11, 2012) abstract , slides

  • Joe Incandela (University of California Santa Barbara, USA), "In search of the genetic code of our universe: The status of physics at the LHC" (December 14, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Aleandro Nisati (Sapienza University, INFN, Rome), "Searches for Exotics Physics at the Large Hadron Collider" (November 23, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Christoph Paus (MIT, USA), "Unveiling the Mystery of Mass" (October 19, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Dan Green (Fermilab, USA), "Recent results for the CMS Experiment at the CERN LHC" (September 7, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Giacomo Polesello (Pavia, INFN), "Searches for Supersymmetry at the Large Hadron Collider" (May. 11, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Pierluigi Campana (Frascati National Laboratory, INFN), "The LHCb experiment" (Apr. 20, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Cesare Bini (University of Rome, La Sapienza), "Physics with muons at the LHC" (Feb. 23, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Paris Sphicas (Athens University/CERN), "LHC 2010: summary of the odyssey so far and near-term prospects" (Jan. 26, 2011) abstract , slides

  • Lyn Evans (Imperial College/CERN), "The Large Hadron Collider" (Nov. 29, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Peter Jenni (CERN), "The ATLAS experiment" (Nov. 29, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Jim Virdee (Imperial College/CERN), "The CMS experiment" (Nov. 29, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Michelangelo Mangano (CERN), "The LHC after one year: What have we learned?" (Nov. 29, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Pietro Faccioli (LIP Lisbon), "Polarization measurements at the Large Hadron Collider" (Oct. 27, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Pedro Ribeiro (IST/LIP), "Extra Dimensions at the Large Hadron Collider" (TBD) abstract , slides

  • Max Chertok (University of California - Davis, USA), "Exotica searches with tau leptons" (July 6, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Kenichi Hatakeyama (Baylor University, USA), "Jets and missing energy in the search for New Physics" (June 23, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Alexandre Nikitenko (Imperial College/CERN), "Tau leptons and the search for the Higgs boson" (May 26, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Martijn Mulders (CERN), "Prospects for multi-lepton studies at the CMS experiment" (Mar. 25, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Nicola de Filippis (INFN/University of Bari), "Multi-lepton physics in search of the Higgs boson" (Mar. 25, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Sandro De Cecco (LPNHE, Paris),
    "Identifying b-Jets in hadronic collisions, a tool for discoveries" (Jan. 20, 2010) abstract , slides

  • Albert De Roeck (CERN),
    "The Large Hadron Collider: The Big Bang Machine" (Dec. 16, 2009) abstract , slides

  • Pedro Silva (IST/LIP), "Searches for New Physics with Top quark events produced in proton-proton collisions at the LHC" (Oct. 16, 2009) abstract , slides

  • Giulio D'Agostini (University of Rome, Italy),
    1) "Probabilistic reasoning in frontier science" (Apr. 15-16, 2009): abstract , slides1 , slides2
    2) "A multidimensional unfolding method based on Bayes' theorem" (Apr. 17, 2009): abstract , slides

  • Jorgen D'Hondt (University of Brussels, Belgium),
    "Towards Top quark physics and beyond in CMS" (Mar. 13, 2009): abstract , slides

  • Andrea Giammanco (University of Louvain, Belgium),
    "Study of ttbar dilepton and single top events with the CMS detector" (Mar. 13, 2009): abstract , slides

  • Tom LeCompte (Argonne Laboratory/CERN),
    "Discovery opportunities in electroweak physics at the LHC" (Jan. 28, 2009): abstract , slides

  • Michelangelo Mangano (CERN),
    "The safety of the LHC: Black holes and all that" (Dec. 3, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Joao Varela (IST/LIP/CERN),
    "Beginning of a new era in particle physics: The LHC start-up" (Dec. 3, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Oliver Buchmuller (CERN), "The search for new physics at the LHC" (Nov. 11, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Greg Landsberg (Brown University, USA),
    "Looking for Extra Dimensions and Black Holes with Early LHC Data" (Nov. 10, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Mark Kruse (Duke University, USA), "Closing in on the Higgs Boson" (Oct. 2, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Claudio Campagnari (UCSB, USA),
    "Top quark physics: Experimental results and prospects" (July 2, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Mario Martinez-Perez (IFAE, Barcelona),
    "SM results from the Tevatron and prospects" (June 4, 2008): abstract , slides

  • Contact: Michele Gallinaro (michgall at cern dot ch)