Northwest Terascale Research Projects:
Emerging opportunities for the International Linear Collider
Topics to be discussed
The International Linear Collider has the potential to explore in depth the physics of the 0.5 TeV to 1 TeV energy scale. We can expect that discoveries in the next few years at the Large Hadron Collider and at non-accelerator experiments looking for dark matter will provide indications of what new physics phenomena exist at this scale. This workshop seeks to explore the connections between what may be discovered in the near term and what the ILC can uniquely contribute in the determination of the new underlying theory. In addition, the workshop will explore how linear collider experiments might be useful for testing predictions from recently developed calculational methods in the standard model. Some of the specific topics to be discussed during the workshop include:
Physics plenary sessions have been scheduled at the Linear Collider Workshop of the Americas on the afternoons of 19 and 22 March. We hope to be able to present results from the Terascale workshop in this larger venue.
- The connection between early physics discoveries at the LHC and the ILC: what are the implications for the ILC from possible discovery scenarios in the early running of the LHC? What information could the ILC contribute to the determination of the new physics parameters in various scenarios?
- The connection between dark matter experiments and the ILC: what dark matter signals might emerge in the next few years in direct and indirect detection experiments, and what would be the implications for linear collider experiments?
- The connection between the ILC and the top-quark: the top system provides a window of opportunity for early discoveries at the LHC. What measurements at the ILC - on and off threshold production - would be needed to elucidate the new physics in various scenarios?
- The connection between the linear collider and QCD: how could the ILC help pin down our knowledge of the strong interaction? In particular, in sorting out signals from background at the LHC, one tries to use our knowledge of the substructure of QCD jets. What could studies at the linear collider, where jets appear in a much cleaner environment, do to help us to better understand this substructure? Can predictions from, for instance, soft collinear effective theory be usefully tested in this cleaner environment?
Last updated 21 December 2010
Davison E. Soper
Institute of Theoretical Science
University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403 USA