2015 CERN - Latin-American School of High-Energy Physics

The school will be held in Ibarra, Ecuador from 4 to 17 March 2015. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 14 NOVEMBER 2014. The lectures will cover a broad range of HEP topics at a level suitable for students working for a PhD in experimental particle physics (although MSc students and postdocs may also apply). Note that financial support may be available for Latin-American students attending the School. Although the School is targeted particularly at students from Latin-American countries, it is open to self-funding students coming from other regions. Details can be found from:

MCPLOTS release

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.

For more details:

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 ( if you are interested in this possibility.


Forthcoming events

Next 2 weeks

Quarkonium 2014
11/10/2014 || 14:00 => 11/14/2014 || 18:00

10th edition of the International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium. November 11-14, Filtration Plant.

11/03/2014 || 09:00 => 11/03/2014 || 18:00

Periodic meeting of the PDF4LHC forum. TH conference room.

Beyond 2 weeks

LHC Forward Physics WG
11/17/2014 || 14:00 => 11/18/2014 || 18:00

Open meeting of the WG. Agenda tba.

PH-LHC seminar
11/18/2014 || 11:00 => 11/18/2014 || 12:00

Measurements of the Bs and Bd mixing phases at LHCb, speaker: S.Esen. 11am-12pm, Coffee served at 10:30.

PH-LHC seminar
11/25/2014 || 11:00 => 11/25/2014 || 12:00

ATLAS, title tba. 11am-12pm, Coffee served at 10:30.

PH-LHC seminar
12/02/2014 || 11:00 => 12/02/2014 || 12:00

CMS, title tba. 11am-12pm, Coffee served at 10:30.

PH-LHC seminar
12/16/2014 || 11:00 => 12/16/2014 || 12:00

ALICE, title tba. 11am-12pm, Coffee served at 10:30.

11/24/2014 || 09:00 => 11/24/2014 || 13:00

Higgs and EWSB subgroup workplan discussion,