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Nature Guiding Theory

US/Central
Curia II (Fermilab)

Curia II

Fermilab

Felix Yu (Fermilab), Joseph Lykken (Fermilab), Prateek Agrawal (Fermilab), Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland)
Description
The discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations completes the Standard Model. All experimental tests of the nature of the Higgs boson indicate it is an elementary scalar field, the first we have seen in Nature. But the origin of the Higgs boson mass and the scale of electroweak symmetry breaking are not yet understood. Without new particles or new symmetries, the Higgs mass is quadratically sensitive to the highest energy scales.
This has inspired many model building ideas aimed at solving the hierarchy problem. Most solutions, including supersymmetry and strong dynamics, predict new physics accessible at the TeV scale. Further, these paradigms dictate a specific structure for much of the collider phenomenology at the LHC — top-partners or extended electroweak symmetry breaking scalar sectors are characteristic predictions. On the other hand, there is currently no experimental evidence for new TeV scale physics.
The goal of the workshop is to robustly understand the connection between the hierarchy problem and predictions for new physics derived from its possible solutions. The set of predictions arising from the mechanisms developed so far have been a main driver for theory and experiment. Therefore, sharpening this implication will shape expectations for new physics at the TeV scale. Is new TeV scale physics guaranteed by naturalness? If not, exploring any possible caveats that dilute this correspondence is critical. New mechanisms will have a significant impact on our understanding of quantum field theory. Furthermore, they could uncover profound interplay between gravity and field theory, and possibly connect with the cosmological constant problem.
We aim to bring together experimentalists and theorists to develop a modern understanding of electroweak scale naturalness. Traditional paradigms will be juxtaposed with new ideas for solving the hierarchy problem. Phenomenological implications of naturalness will also be a significant area of attention. The discovery of a light elementary scalar in Nature is a profound fact with far-reaching implications which will guide the future of particle physics.
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    • 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Registration and Coffee 30m Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Session I Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Felix Yu (Fermilab)
      • 1:30 PM
        Welcome 10m
        Speaker: Dr Joseph Lykken (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 1:40 PM
        SUSY phenomenology and naturalness 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. JiJi Fan (Syracuse University)
        Slides
      • 2:25 PM
        Discussion 20m
      • 2:45 PM
        Composite Higgs phenomenology and naturalness 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Matthias Neubert (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Break 30m Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
      Session II Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Dr Claudia Frugiuele (Fermilab)
      • 4:00 PM
        WIMPs and un-naturalness in warped extra dimensions 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Dr Luca Vecchi (University of Maryland)
        Slides
      • 4:45 PM
        Discussion 30m
      • 5:15 PM
        Twin Higgs 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Dr Roni Harnik (FNAL)
        Slides
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session III Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Dr Elisabetta Furlan (Fermilab)
      • 9:00 AM
        Strategies for looking for NP in Run 2 of the LHC 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Daniel Whiteson (UC Irvine)
        Slides
      • 9:45 AM
        BSM physics in Run 2 of the LHC 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Dr Sanjay Padhi (University of California, San Diego)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Break 30m Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Session IV Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Dr Martin Bauer (University of Chicago / Fermilab)
      • 11:00 AM
        Agravity 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Alessandro Strumia (Pisa University & INFN & NICPB)
        Slides
      • 11:45 AM
        Scales without thresholds 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Witold Skiba (Yale University)
        Slides
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Session V Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Prof. Adam Martin (Notre Dame University)
      • 1:30 PM
        Towards natural tuning 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Sergei Dubovsky (New York University)
        Slides
      • 2:15 PM
        Discussion 30m
      • 2:45 PM
        Neutral naturalness 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara)
        Slides
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Wine and Cheese break 30m Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Joint Experiment-Theory Seminar One West

      One West

      Fermilab

      Convener: Roni Harnik (FNAL)
      • 4:00 PM
        Super-Natural vs. Other-Worldly in Fundamental Physics 1h One West

        One West

        Fermilab

        Speaker: Prof. Raman Sundrum (University of Maryland)
        Slides
    • 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
      Workshop dinner 2h 30m Mapo Restaurant

      Mapo Restaurant

      1563 Naperville Wheaton Rd.Naperville, IL 60563
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session VI Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Prof. Yang Bai (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
      • 9:00 AM
        Criteria for natural hierarchies 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. André de Gouvêa (Northwestern University)
        Slides
      • 9:45 AM
        Is the Higgs Boson Associated with a Coleman-Weinberg Mechanism? 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Dr Christopher Hill (FNAL)
        Slides
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Break 30m Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Session VII Curia II

      Curia II

      Fermilab

      Convener: Prateek Agrawal (Fermilab)
      • 11:00 AM
        Naturalness and the weak gravity conjecture 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Clifford Cheung (Caltech)
        Slides
      • 11:45 AM
        SUSY, landscape, and the Higgs 45m
        35+10
        Speaker: Prof. Michael Dine (University of California Santa Cruz)
        Slides