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Soft Gluons and New Physics at the LHC

University of Manchester,
1st and 2nd November 2010

The mini-workshop "Soft Gluons and New Physics at the LHC" takes place in Manchester on 1stand 2nd November 2010.

Our aim is to bring together a small number of experts (of the order of 12-15 people plus the locals) to discuss the role of QCD radiation in new physics searches at the LHC.
Topics to be discussed will include: continued development of better MC event generators, exploring the role of jet-shapes and substructure as tools for distinguishing new physics signals from QCD background, new ideas concerning subjet filtering and jet pruning in searches for boosted heavy particles, effect of QCD radiation on other kinematic structures such as SUSY mass variables and kinematic edges, the role of new and older jet algorithms in the above analyses, event shapes as probes of new physics, impact of jet vetoes and resummation involving logs of jet veto scales and furthering our knowledge about the nature and role of the underlying event.

The workshop will start on Monday morning and finish on Tuesday evening.

There is no conference fee. Lunches, tea and coffee will be provided both days at the conference venue as well as a workshop dinner on Monday night.
Limited funding is available to support travel expenses to Manchester. This will be on a first come first served basis.
Please contact the organisers should you require this.
Participants are very welcome to remain in Manchester for the rest of the week, which will be dedicated to discussions emerging out of presentations at the workshop.

This event is supported by the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology.

Participation is by invitation, please contact us if you would like to be considered. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.