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Much is at stake when the LHC will explore the Terascale of particle physics with an increased center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV at high luminosity. The absence of much anticipated new physics in the 7 and 8 TeV data puts severe pressure on what are believed to be our best solutions to the most pressing questions in particle physics:


  • What is the origin of the 16-decade hierarchy between the Planck and Electroweak scale and what is the particle nature of Dark Matter?
  • Is there a natural solution to the hierarchy problem or must we consider embracing the idea that our Universe is just one out of a landscape of possibilities?
  • Will the LHC at higher energies be able to produce Dark Matter in the laboratory and shed light on what 85% of the Universe’s mass is made of?


The aim of the workshop is to bring together key experimentalists and leading particle theorists to “take stock”, discuss the implications of the new data and to devise strategies on how to move forward with the pressing questions mentioned above. This workshop will follow the March 2016 Moriond Electroweak session where the first results of the new LHC data at high energy and luminosity are being presented by the experimental collaborations.


The workshop will touch upon a broader spectrum of particle physics topics going well beyond LHC physics. We particularly call for contributions on dark matter phenomenology, cosmology, flavor-, and neutrino physics, among other areas.


The meeting will take place at the Obergurgl University Center, in the ski-resort village of Obergurgl, located in the upper Ötztal Valley in Tirol, Austria. With 110km (70mi) of slopes and an altitude span of 1900m (6200ft) to 3000m (10000ft), excellent skiing conditions are guaranteed until early May.


Invited Review Talks


Opening Talk: Gia Dvali (NYU New York and LMU Munich)

Brian Batell (University of Pittsburgh)
Florian Bernlocher (Bonn University)
Andreas Crivellin (CERN)
Martin Flechl (HEPHY)
Tim Gershon (Warwick University)
Jernej Kamenik (Ljubljana University & Josef Stefan Institute)
Valentin Khoze (IPP Durham)
Christian Kiesling (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut)
Joachim Kopp (University of Mainz)
Jenny List (DESY)
Maurizio Pierini (CERN)
Tilman Plehn (University of Heidelberg)
Maxim Pospelov (University of Victoria & Perimeter Institute)
Olaf Reimer (University of Innsbruck)
Francesco Sannino (CP3 Origins)
Veronica Sanz Gonzalez (University of Sussex)
Marc Schumann (Bern University)
Christian Schwanenberger (University of Manchester)
Sezen Sekmen (Kyungpook National University)
Tomer Volansky (Tel Aviv University)




Important dates 2016:


2016 January 31

Deadline for abstract submission

2016 January 31

End registration

2016 April 10     


2016 April 10 – 15

Scientific program