Blogging ICHEP 2010

A collective forum about the 35th edition of
the International Conference on High Energy Physics (Paris, July 2010)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A bit less than 3 months to ICHEP 2010

A bit less than 3 months from now the Palais des Congrès in Paris will open its mighty doors to the participants of ICHEP 2010. More than a thousand physicists are expected, a mixed crowd of experimentalists and theorists.

There are many reasons to look forward to this event. The LHC is working at full speed since a few weeks now and the collaborations are collecting precious data: expect exciting talks with long awaited results from them! But many other aspects of High Energy Physics will be covered in the 14 themes of the conference: sizable chunks of time will be devoted to Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Quantum Field Theory, Neutrinos, Flavor Physics, Computing and so on.
This year will also be an important date to shape up the future of HEP. Several major projects will reach milestones and decisions will be taken. Many of these issues will be discussed in dedicated sessions of the Conference.

After so many successful ICHEP conferences, let's look forward to another unforgettable one!

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  1. Successful past ICHEP? Which important physics result came out of any ICHEP? Please share with us these important past results that have changed particle physics and added something important to the Standard Model of 1970's. Thank you in advance.

  2. Dear anonymous, I think one should not confuse the success of a conference with the progress of the science discussed. And, by the way, ICHEP conferences run since 1950 (the Rochester series): the building up and the confirmation of the Standard Model (which are in themselves a huge success) were surely presented at those meetings, although I was not around at that time to be able to check. Maybe ICHEP 2010 will be the first one were the first hints of physics beyond the SM will be presented?


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