Based on the report delivered in May 2020 by the European Strategy Particle Physics committee and the foreseen progresses of the Japanese project on the International Linear Collider, our workshop will debate the current proposals for future accelerators, taking particular care about the role played by strong interactions in the physics case of such colliders. We shall review perturbative QCD calculations and whether they are able to describe the current LHC data and meet the accuracy necessary at future colliders. Furthermore, the state of the art of non-perturbative QCD will be discussed, investigating both hadronization models in Monte Carlo generators and computations of power corrections. A special session will be devoted to top-quark phenomenology: on the one hand, future colliders will be capable of measuring the top properties, such as its mass, with an unprecedented accuracy, on the other hand processes with the production of top quarks are background to most searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. Needless to say, scenarios which are capable of solving the current open problems of the Standard Model, such as composite- Higgs models and other strong-dynamics solutions in the electroweak sector, will be explored in depth. Connections between measurements at low- and high-energy accelerators, as well as comparisons of astrophysics and collider observations will be investigated. Special attention will be paid to cross-cutting themes, such as machine learning, Effective Field Theories, simplified models, recasting and global interpretation of LHC data.
While the 2020 workshop was cancelled and the 2021 one was held online, we aim at an in-person 2022 edition, organized according to general talks and topical sessions chaired by the following conveners.
QCD: Giancarlo Ferrera (Milan U. & INFN Milan)
Top-quark physics: Francesco Tramontano (Naples U. & INFN Naples)
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and BSM: Roberto Franceschini (Rome 3 U. & INFN Rome 3)
Although most talks are by invitation, nevertheless we encourage participants to contact the conveners and submit abstracts. Please note that accommodation will be booked by the workshop secretary for all participants according to the dates in the registration form.
An excursion to Lake Molveno is planned on Wednesday 31st in the afternoon: ask the secretariat or the organizers for details.
- Gennaro Corcella (INFN LNF, chair)
- Aldo Deandrea (Lyon 1 U.)
- Stefania De Curtis (INFN Florence)
- Stefano Moretti (Southampton U. & NExT Institute)
- Giulia Pancheri (INFN LNF)
- Roberto Tenchini (INFN Pisa)
- Marcel Vos (IFIC & CSIC & Valencia U.)