Matter To The Deepest
Recent Developments In Physics Of Fundamental Interactions
XXXIX International Conference of Theoretical Physics
Every second year the Particle Physics and Astrophysics and Cosmology groups of the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, organises the International Conference on Theoretical Physics. This year the conference is organised jointly by the University of Silesia and the Polish Physical Society.
The scope of the conference:
The heavy boson signal discovery at LHC in 2012 and its properties found to be in agreement with the Standard Model Higgs particle put us in a strange position. On one hand all existing laboratory experiments are in agreement with Standard Model, with the exception of a few ones where a tension at a level of three standard deviations is observed. On the other hand the existence of dark matter, the baryon-anti-baryon asymmetry etc. show that we need a model going beyond the standard one. Yet, there is no guideline coming from laboratory experiments, how to build such a model. To find the right path, a wide effort is needed pushing for new particles discoveries (may be we will see something during the next LHC run), better precision in laboratory tests and closer cross links between particle physics and astrophysics. We will address all these issues during the conference.
The discussion is intended to be an important part of the talks. The conference will bring together physicists from a variety of backgrounds, both young scientists at post-doctoral level and senior scientists. The conference is planned to take place in Ustron - a small town located in Beskidy Mountains in the southern part of Poland. Accommodation and lectures will be arranged in the same place providing further opportunities for all participants to have informal discussions during leisure time and strengthening personal contacts.
Tests of the Standard Model and its extensions at LHC and other accelerator experiments.
New methods and developments in loop calculations and Monte Carlo generators.
Neutrino physics and astrophysics.
Cosmology and astrophysics and their links with building and testing of the extensions of the Standard Model.