The first in a series of TeV4LHC workshops will take place next Thursday through Saturday at Fermilab. Physicists from Fermilab and institutions around the U.S. and Europe will meet to discuss how data and experiences from the Tevatron can be used in preparing for the LHC experimental program.
"With Run II going full tilt and the LHC only three years away, we want to use the unique knowledge gained from the Tevatron to ensure that we can get the best physics possible out of the LHC," said Fermilab theorist Marcela Carena, one of the conference organizers. "Early discoveries at the LHC will depend on the quick resolution of difficult physics and detector issues, many of which CDF and DZero are already dealing with."
The workshop will include overviews of the physics challenges at the Tevatron and those expected at the LHC, and several working groups will hold parallel sessions to discuss the overlap of physics at the LHC and the Tevatron and to make plans for more detailed studies.
"We want to begin communication and strengthen collaboration between physicists working on the Tevatron and the LHC," said fellow organizer Stephen Mrenna. "So far there has been great enthusiasm from physicists in both communities, and we are already planning future workshops at Fermilab, Brookhaven, and CERN."
All Fermilab employees and users are invited to the workshop. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to register.
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