CERN's DG has announced the launch of a 5-year design study, to investigate the potential of a Future Circular Collider, FCC, housed in a 80-100km tunnel. The study will consider the physics potential of hadron-hadron (FHC), electron-positron (TLEP), and electron-hadron colliders, in addition to possible fixed-target experiments driven by the FCC injectors. A kick-off meeting is scheduled on February 12-15, hosted by the University of Geneva.
In preparation for the kick-off event, preliminary WG activities have started.
The CERN ATLAS group offers opportunities for the supervision of PhD students, to be engaged in projects of LHC data analyses. For more details, see
MCPLOTS is a new cern-based website for Monte Carlo comparisons, intended as a simple browsable repository of plots comparing HEP event generators to a wide variety of available experimental data, mainly based on the RIVET analysis tool.
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Apart from individual plots contained in papers and presentations, there has so far not been any central database where people can quickly see how tune X of version Y of generator Z looks on distribution D. The idea with mcplots is to provide such a repository. A first public version of the site was unveiled at the LHC UE/MB working group meeting last week at CERN. The contents so far span min-bias, underlying events, jets, Drell-Yan, and LEP distributions, showing the Herwig++, Pythia 6, Pythia 8, Sherpa, and Vincia generators. More plots, generators, and tunes are constantly being added, so check back or write the developers if you don't find what you're looking for. The site is developed as a collaboration between CERN TH, MCnet, CERN's Generator Services Project, and the LPCC.
Support is available to fund short-term stays at CERN to incorporate new analyses, new tools, or other new features on the site. Write to P. Skands (peter.skands.AT.cern.ch) if you are interested in this possibility.
Next 2 weeks
Periodic meeting of the WG.
Beyond 2 weeks
This workshop will bring together experimental and theory experts from the various frontiers relevant to top and charm physics, to cover all aspects of charm identification, charm production via SM and BSM processes, charm decays, and BSM model building related to charm quarks. The goal is to discuss how the expected experimental progress might lead to improve our sensitivity to new physics using the existing LHC data, as well as in view of the next LHC run.
2nd Workshop on LHC detector simulations: status, needs and prospects, March 18-19 2014,