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Aim and Format of the Workshop

Aim and Format

This Workshop is the eighth in a series whose aim is to bring together theorists and experimentalists working on the phenomenology of  TeV colliders. The emphasis in this series of workshops has been on the physics at the LHC and the Tevatron. The highlight of the 2013 Les Houches Edition is that for the first time in this series we will have plenty of data. With this much data, following the discovery of a Higgs-like particle, one aim of this Workshop is how to best sharpen our tools and techniques in order to reconstruct the profile of this particle and possibly uncover New Physics. An equally important aim is to reassess some of the still open fundamental questions in the light of this discovery and investigate which kind of New Physics such a particle may be hinting at.

In view of the above considerations, the Workshop will devote particular attention to:

(i) Higgs physics, and how it shapes our view on the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking; (ii) related searches for New Physics and (iii) progress in new techniques for the calculations and simulation of Standard Model processes.

The Workshop will address issues such as how to best exploit these data as well as how to prepare for future LHC data, and what is most desirable in LHC upgrades. These activities will be conducted in close connection with the development and improvements of related theory tools, in particular of Monte-Carlo event generators.

The Workshop runs over one year, including two meetings in Les Houches in the month of June, and exchanges and collaborations before and after the meetings. The meetings in Les Houches will consist of two sessions:

Session I: 3-12 June 2013
with emphasis on SM-related issues

Session II: 12-21 June 2013
  with emphasis on New-Physics searches