• Date:

    Friday, 13 November 2020

  • Speakers:

    Daan Meerburg (RUG)

    Tanja Hinderer (UvA)

    Keri Vos (Maastricht University)

    Tarek Anous (UvA)


    Title: Precision at the LHC: why and how

    With Run II, the LHC experiment already reached an unprecedented level of precision compared to previous hadron colliders. The amount of data collected in Run III and the High-Luminosity run will increase quickly and dramatically. I will discuss specific challenges to theorists that must be overcome to provide predictions that have the precision necessary to match the accuracy of data. A few novel ideas to exploit this precision directly or indirectly will also be discussed.


  • Location:

    The seminar will take place through Zoom

  • Schedule:

    Dear colleagues,

    The next edition of the national seminar will be on Friday November 13. It will take place virtually and in a correspondingly slimmed-down format. Specifically, it consists of the Nikhef colloquium and 15 minute presentations in which new faculty/postdocs introduce themselves.

    The schedule is as follows:

    11:00 – 12:00 Nikhef colloquium – Giulia Zanderighi (director MPI Munich)

    14:00 – 14:15 Daan Meerburg (University of Groningen) – In pursuit of signatures from cosmological inflation

    14:15 – 14:30 Tanja Hinderer (Utrecht University) – Exploring new frontiers in strong-field gravity with gravitational waves

    14:30 – 14:45 Keri Vos (Maastricht University) – B mesons as a Telescope for New Physics

    14:45 – 15:00 Tarek Anous (University of Amsterdam) – Spacetime is a material: a model builder’s guide

  • Local organizers:

    For questions or suggestions, please contact one of the organizers:

    Wouter Waalewijn (NIKHEF)
    tel: +31 (0)20 5255773

    Marieke Postma (Nikhef)
    tel.: +31 (0)20 5925128

    Thomas Grimm (UU)
    tel.: +31 (0)30 2535917