18-21 June 2012
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Welcome to Tools 2012!

NEWS! With the support of the Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University, The Swedish Research Council, Enigmass and LAPTH we are happy to announce that we have decided to reduce the workshop fee to 0 SEK.

The program for the workshop is available by the link Timetable in the left-hand menu. You can also click here for a direct link.

The aim of the workshop is to review the main calculational tools, such as generators and Monte Carlos, for searches of the New Physics at present and future colliders as well as in non-collider physics experiments such as dark-matter searches. Issues and codes pertaining to the background will also be covered. Ultimately, the goal is a first comparison of all such tools with real data from the LHC and elsewhere.
The workshop is structured around (i) a series of talks (with and without software demo), (ii) tutorials, and (iii) round-table discussions. The talks give an overview of available tools, the tutorials convey hands-on information of the main packages, and in the round-table discussions we hope to discuss how the existing programs could be improved, how to incorporate different existing constraints, how to best present future data, and how modules from different codes could be sewn together and interchanged.
We plan to have the following themes:

  • Particle Physics Phenomenology
  • Scanning Tools
  • Event generators and detector simulators
  • Rare decays and other constraints
  • Astroparticle Physics Phenomenology

The program will consist of both invited talks, contributed talks, tutorials and round table discussions.

Some of the confirmed speakers are

  • John Ellis: Recent LHC results and implications on new physics models
  • Thomas Hahn: FeynHiggs and the impact of recent Higgs searches
  • Peter Skands: The Pythia event generator
  • Nazila Mahmoudi: SuperIso and the importance of rare decays
  • Alexander Pukhov: micrOMEGAs 2012
  • Alexander Belyaev: CalcHep and HEPMDB
  • Paolo Panci: Dark matter calculations with Mathematica tools
  • Joakim Edsjö: DarkSUSY and dark matter searches
  • Jad Marrouche: Mastercode and connections between accelerator and dark matter searches
  • Farhan Feroz: Recent developments in sophisticated scanning software, MultiNest/Bambi
  • Celine Combet: The CLUMPY code
  • Csaba Balazs: The Dark Matter Les Houches Accord, DLHA
  • Juergen Reuter: The WHIZARD event generator
  • Chung-lin Shan: AMIDAS (Package and website) for direct dark matter detection experiments
  • Florian Staub: SARAH: Spectrum-generator
  • Ben O'Leary: Fast approxiation of supersymmetry event rates beyond the CMSSM
  • Benjamin Fuks: FeynRules
  • Gullaume Serret: MadAnalysis 5
  • Tim Stefaniak: HiggsBounds
  • Stefan Liebler: SUSHI - SUperSymmetric Higgs production
  • Charlotte Strege: Constraints on dark matter and SUSY from global fits
  • Patrick Scott: Neutrino telescope likelihood extensions in DarkSUSY
  • Lisa Zeune: Framework for precision calculations in the NMSSM
  • Steve Muanza: Global Charge Asymmetry: A new method for indirect mass constraints at the LHC
  • Xavier Prudent: Constrained Supersymmetry after two years of LHC Data: Fittino

Local Organizing Comittee:

  • Lars Bergström (Stockholm University)
  • Christophe Clément (Stockholm University)
  • Joakim Edsjö (Stockholm University)
  • Sten Hellman (Stockholm University)
  • Klas Hultqvist (Stockholm University)
  • Natallia Karpenka (Stockholm University)
  • Abram Krislock (Stockholm University)
  • Maja Llena-Garde (Stockholm University)
  • Antje Putze (Stockholm University)
  • Christopher Savage (Stockholm University)
  • Jörgen Sjölin (Stockholm University)

International Advisory Board:

  • L. Bergstrom
  • E. Boos
  • F. Boudjema
  • J. Huston
  • F. Krauss
  • M. Peskin
  • G. Polesello

TOOLS 2012 is supported by

  • The Oskar Klein Centre
  • Stockholm University
  • The Swedish Research Council
  • Enigmass
  • Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-View de Physique Théorique
Oskar Klein Auditorium