progress has been achieved in recent years in the understanding
of the physics of flavour and of CP violation. This progress was made
through the interplay between the data from the e+e- B factories and
the Tevatron and intensive theoretical work. The results have given
that the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix is the source of flavour
and, in particular, that the Kobayashi-Maskawa phase is the dominant
of CP violation. Yet, a number of results is not quite consistent with
Standard-Model expectations, implying either a statistical fluctuation,
an incomplete understanding of the hadronic aspects or, more
intervention of New Physics. Some other aspects of flavour physics and
of CP violation could not yet be investigated.
adventure will soon be continued at the LHC. At this new
collider, B-decay studies are the
domain of LHCb, which will
allow us to enter
a new territory in the exploration of CP violation through the full
the physics potential of the Bs-meson system. But also ATLAS and CMS
study some B channels (in particular
in the early stage of the LHC) and
make important contributions related to top physics or perhaps to new
flavoured particles. The various
theoretical aspects of the corresponding
physics programme are the main targets of the TH
Institute, which is intended
to set the stage for the interpretation of the
first flavour - B or other - data
from the LHC. Besides these studies, which have a close
the physics programme of the LHC, we would also like to address
general questions concerning New Physics in the flavour sector.
The TH Institute
will take place from Monday, May 5th until Friday, June 13th, 2008. The
format will be very informal, with a focus on
discussions and interactions between the participants. We plan to have
daily discussion sessions in the newly refurbished TH common room,
which will be complemented by scientific presentations. We plan also to
have a lot of interaction with the experimental LHC community at CERN.
structure of the Institute is as follows:
The time distribution of the participants can be found here.
The application deadline of
Monday, February 4th, 2008 has already
passed. Post deadline applications can still be submitted by contacting
the organizers (e-mail).
However, neither participation nor financial
support can be guaranteed at this stage because of the large number
of confirmed participants.
Robert Fleischer, last update 28