Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics

The second Asia-Europe-Pacific School of High-Energy Physics, AEPSHEP2014, to be held in Puri, India, 4-17 November 2014, is open for applications (deadline extended to 18 April 2014). AEPSHEP is held every second year, hosted in countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Applications to attend the School are invited particularly from students from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and from Europe, although applications from other regions will also be considered. The programme of the school will be at a level appropriate for PhD students in experimental particle physics. It is anticipated that students working on phenomenology (if not too far from particle-physics experiment) will also be accepted. The School is open to junior post-docs (typically less than two years after completing their PhD), and also advanced MSc students provided their prior knowledge is comparable with that of the principal target audience so that they can benefit from the courses offered at the School.

Second Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference

2nd LCHP Conference: June 2-7, 2014 at Columbia University, New York City. Registration now open at

The program will be devoted to a review of the latest experimental and theoretical results on hadron collider physics and a discussion on the outlook for the coming years. The conference intends to provide a lively discussion between experimenters and theorists on topics such as Standard Model Physics and Beyond, the Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry and Heavy Ion Physics and planning for the high luminosity upgrades. The conference format is a mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions and an extensive poster session on Friday, June 6.

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.

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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 ( if you are interested in this possibility.


Forthcoming events

Next 2 weeks

Beyond 2 weeks

05/16/2014 || 09:00 => 05/16/2014 || 18:00

Next meeting of the PDF4LHC forum. Its focus will be the discussion of a programme of LHC measurements relevant to the extraction of PDFs.

Mitigation of pileup effects at the LHC
05/16/2014 || 09:00 => 05/18/2014 || 18:00

The workshop aims to bring together people interested in PU mitigation at the LHC and will include hands-on sessions to try out various PU mitigation algorithms.

LHC Top Working Group
05/21/2014 || 09:00 => 05/23/2014 || 17:00

Open meeting of the LHC Top WG. The first day, Wednesday May 21, will be dedicated to the measurement of the top mass, in the format of a miniworkshop, with a specific focus on the discussion of the theoretical systematics, the theoretical interpretation, and of ideas/proposals for new mtop measurements at the LHC.

Future Hadron Collider
05/26/2014 || 14:00 => 05/28/2014 || 18:00

1st Workshop of the study group on the physics/experiments/detectors for the Future Hadron Collider. May 26-28, CERN.