Apr. 1-4, 2009
University of California Davis
This is the 4th MC4BSM workshop, which aims to gather together theorists and experimentalists interested in developing and using Monte Carlo tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics in an attempt to be prepared for the analysis of data focusing on the Large Hadron Collider. Since a large number of excellent tools already exist for the study of low energy supersymmetry and the MSSM in particular, this workshop will instead focus on tools for alternative TeV-scale physics models. The main goals of the workshop are:
We envision small but intensive workshops with a small number of talks and ample time for discussions between model builders, Monte Carlo experts, and experimentalists interested in exotics searches at the Tevatron and the LHC.
In conjunction with MC4BSM, we will also hold a HEFTI workshop which focuses on collider signals of jets/leptons plus missing energy. The purpose is to discuss the strategies to search for new physics with missing energy signals and how to identify the new physics if such experimental signals are discovered. We hope the workshop can bring the experimentalists and theorists working in this area together to develop the best approaches to these problems.
To contact the organizers, please send email to
Organizing committee: Hsin-Chia Cheng, Max Chertok, John Conway, Robin Erbacher, Christophe Grojean, Jack Gunion, Markus Luty, Konstantin Matchev, Steve Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands, John Terning.
If you have written new programs for MC4BSM, e.g., incorporation of a new model into an event generator, etc, or there are things that you wish to be done, please report them at the workshop wiki page. You are invited to submit questions/topics for discussion through the workshop wiki regardless of whether you plan to attend the workshops in person,
Friday Apr. 3
Saturday Apr. 4