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Lattice Gauge Theory Simulations Beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics
From Monday 22 June 2015
To Friday 26 June 2015

 

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Organizers

Workshop Description

Participants

Program

Registration

Visas and Local Information

Transportation

Accommodation

Venue

Weather

Funding

Contact

 

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Organizers

Benjamin Svetitsky, Tel Aviv University, Israel (bqs@julian.tau.ac.il)
Maria Paola Lombardo, INFN, Italy (lombardo@lnf.infn.it)
Kari Rummukainen, University of Helsinki, Finland (kari.rummukainen@helsinki.fi)
Tomer Volansky, Tel Aviv University, Israel (tomerv@post.tau.ac.il)

Local organizing committee

Benjamin Svetitsky, Tel Aviv University, Israel (bqs@julian.tau.ac.il)
Yigal Shamir, Tel Aviv University, Israel (shamir@post.tau.ac.il)


Workshop Description

The recent discovery of a light Higgs boson completes the Standard Model of particle physics, as proposed and elaborated over the last fifty years. A consistent picture of the dynamics of particle physics now describes a basic set of particles---quarks, leptons, gauge bosons. At first glance, the simplest mechanism for giving them mass via spontaneous symmetry breaking has now been confirmed. The Higgs itself, however, presents us with serious difficulties stemming from a conceptual gap in the Standard Model. The Standard Model demands extension. Such extensions can be tested, to a degree, by future runs at the Large Hadron Collider and at future accelerators.

Phenomenologists have been constructing extensions of the Standard Model in order to deal with the difficulties posed by the Higgs, as well as all the other conundrums of the model. Usually they have been limited by the necessity of analytical understanding of their models, meaning that the models must contain small parameters for approximation near a well-understood theory. Any non-perturbative physics is usually assumed to result from some rescaling of QCD, regarded as a well-understood theory.

At the same time, lattice gauge theorists have been applying nonperturbative methods honed for QCD to study an ever wider variety of gauge theories. These have generally been chosen in order to explore certain properties in convenient theories that may not have direct relevance to the real world.

Lattice gauge theory, as applied beyond the Standard Model, has reached a stage where it is necessary to bring these two communities together. Phenomenologists can learn what is possible today in the realm of non-perturbative calculation on a lattice; lattice theorists can learn what models would be most useful to model builders.


Participants

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Program

The workshop program is available here.

The social program will include a full-day excursion and tour in Jerusalem, to be followed by the workshop dinner.


Registration

Participation in the workshop is by invitation. Please write to the organizers if you are interested in attending. Registration to the workshop is free of charge and includes lunches, the workshop dinner, and the excursion.


Visas and Local Information

Information regarding visa requirements and other local information can be found on the webpages of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.


Transportation

From the airport: Once you exit the terminal at Ben-Gurion airport, you will find a good (and relatively affordable) taxi service named Hadar-Lod that can take you to your hotel. More information regarding this and other transportation routes to and from the airport (and a lot of other relevant information) can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Tourism.

Additional information for arrival and orientation can be downloaded here.


Accommodation

A. Tel Aviv University (TAU) Guest Houses (http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments)

Einstein Office: 63 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv 6997804, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-6408333
FAX: +972-3-6413671
e-mail: office@meonot-shik.co.il

 

We have a limited number of rooms available for our workshop guests at TAU's guest houses, which are in walking distance from the workshop's venue (Einstein guest house on 63 Haim Levanon Street and Broshim guest house on 20 George Wise Street). Rooms will be reserved on a first-register first-served basis.

Each room includes:

  • Linens and towels.
  • A fully operational kitchen including: pots and pans, cutlery, ceramic stove, microwave, kettle and refrigerator.
  • LCD 32'' television + expanded cable package.
  • Air conditioning/heating.
  • Free Wi-Fi access.
  • Basic coffee and tea set.

Please note that there is no breakfast service in the guest houses.

Price: we have reserved several rooms at different rates, with prices ranging between 175 and 291 NIS per night including VAT (see http://meonot-shik.co.il/guest-apartments). These prices may somewhat vary as we approach the workshops dates. Please verify the final price upon reservation.

Reservations: for further details and reservations, please contact Mrs. Jacqueline Gorsky (cecam@tau.ac.il).

 

B. TEL AVIV HOTELS

We recommend that our participants choose from the following hotels, where we will reserve blocks of rooms. For each hotel the block will be held until a certain date (detailed below), after which rooms can still be booked at the reduced price based on hotel availability. Room bookings should be made directly by you to the hotel of your choice.

 

1. LEONARDO BASEL HOTEL (http://www.fattal-hotels-israel.com/tel-aviv-hotels/leonardo-basel-tel-aviv)

Leonardo 156 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv 63451, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-5207711
FAX: +972-3-5270005
e-mail:  info@fattal.co.il

 

The Leonardo Basel hotel is located near the beach and in the center of Tel Aviv, offering you a variety of dining and entertainment choices at your doorstep. Every room has a comfortable work table and free Internet wireless access, a private bathroom with shower, WC and hair dryer. Room amenities include cable LCD TV, mini-fridge, coffee and tea maker, safe and telephone. Some rooms can be booked by smokers, but should be reserved in advance. The hotel offers various types of rooms:

Comfort Room (not overlooking the sea): Price for: single occupancy: 690 NIS; double occupancy: 790 NIS.

Comfort Sea View Room: Price for: single occupancy: 730 NIS ; double occupancy: 830 NIS.

The hotel price includes: Breakfast, free WiFi in all rooms and public areas, coffee/tea kit in each room, business lounge (open from 7am till 10pm) with copier, fax and printer, light buffet and soft/hot drinks.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE VAT (18% to be paid only by Israeli passport holders). Rates are subject to the Dollar/Shekel or Euro/Shekel exchange rates and may vary as we approach the workshops dates.

 

2. MAXIM HOTEL (http://www.maxim-htl-ta.co.il/

Maxim 86 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv 63903, Israel. 
Phone: +972-3-5173721
FAX: +972-3-5173726
e-mail: maxim@maxim-htl-ta.co.il

 

The Maxim Hotel is located near the beach and in the center of Tel Aviv, offering you a variety of dining and entertainment choices on our doorstep.  This hotel is smaller and more intimate than the other ones offered and was fully refurbished in 2012. The rooms are small but comfortable and economical. The price includes free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, and a fridge. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's complimentary afternoon "Coffee & Cake".

Room prices:

Single room with single bed:                 360 NIS.

Double room with single occupancy:   470 NIS.

Double room with double occupancy:  570 NIS.

PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE VAT (18% to be paid only by Israeli passport holders). Rates are subject to the Dollar/Shekel or Euro/Shekel exchange rates and may vary as we approach the workshops dates.


Venue

The workshop lectures will take place in several locations at Tel Aviv University, as specified in the program.

An interactive map of TAU campus can be found at:

http://www2.tau.ac.il/map/unimaple1.asp 

Additional details for arrival and orientation can be downloaded here.


Weather

The weather in Tel-Aviv in June is summery. Average temperatures for the dates of the workshop are 20C(low)-30C(high) (http://weatherspark.com/averages/32337/Tel-Aviv-Israel). Average water temperature for these dates is 26C (http://www.israelweather.co.il/page3.asp?topic_id=76&topic2_id=73&page_id=62). We recommend that you check the weather forecast close to your departure date.


Funding

Funding for the workshop was generously provided by the following organizations:

Supported by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Israel Science Foundation (grant No 1937/12)

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Contact

Jacqueline Gorsky (cecam@tau.ac.il)

Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, CECAM is a well established (since 1969) European organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. CECAM's fields of interest include computational chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology.