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Unveiling hidden Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC

1—3 March 2021

Following the discovery of an SM-like Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider the chief focus is on the observation of new phenomena beyond the Standard Model.

Such observations would provide clear guiding principles for the future of the entire field that are, given the present discussions on future colliders all over the world, more crucial than ever before.

So far, inclusive and model dependent searches have not provided evidence of new resonances, indicating that these could be driven by more subtle topologies, hidden by large backgrounds. Phenomenologists have found many classes of New Physics that are difficult to test with current LHC analyses.

In this light, it is important to keep investigating what theories could be further explored. In addition, we need to elaborate on methodologies that display less model dependencies. The use of Machine Learning may play a critical role here.

The opportunity to test a wide range of New Physics opened up very recently: CERN announced on the 11th of December 2020 a new open data policy, which “will make scientific research more accessible to the community”. This opens up the testing ground for new search strategies.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together theory and experiment to identify novel signatures connected to such ‘hidden’ New Physics, to devise new methodologies, and to establish new search strategies.

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