Northwest Terascale Research Projects

W + b quark physics at the LHC

University of Oregon

14 through 18 September 2009

The Northwest Terascale projects is a series of small informal workshops being jointly hosted by the particle theory and experimental groups at the Universities of Washington and Oregon. These are intended to be working meetings for interested experts, with a minimal number of formal talks, and most of the time spent on discussion and collaborative work towards improving the prospects for physics discoveries at the LHC.

Previous workshops in this series have been

This meeting has been organized by Dave Soper and David Strom of UO and Jason Nielsen of U.C. Santa Cruz. Participants will study the structure of W + b events, which constitute an important background for new physics searches at the LHC and for which experimental information exists from Fermilab.

The senior participants are Jason Nielsen (U.C. Santa Cruz), Steve Mrenna (Fermilab), Joey Huston (Michigan State), Evelyn Thompson (U. Penn), Laura Reina (Florida State), Fernando Febres Codero (UCLA & Caracas), and Doreen Wackeroth (Buffalo U.), plus Dave Soper, David Strom, and Michael Spannowsky from the University of Oregon and Steve Ellis from the University of Washington.

Our talks will be available on EVO,, under the "Universe" heading, for each day of the workshop from 9:00 to 17:00 Pacific time. The meeting URL is . The phone bridge is ID: 38937. See the schedule for more definitive times. We hope to update the schedule as we go.

Last updated 4 December 2009

Davison E. Soper
Institute of Theoretical Science
University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403 USA