Symposium: Particle Physics at the crossroads

General event

Symposium: Particle Physics at the crossroads

  • Event time: Starts at 10:00am on 15th February 2013. Runs until 17th February 2013
  • Event dates: 15th February 2013 to 17th February 2013

Event details

About the event

The purported discovery of a Higgs boson candidate by both ATLAS and CMS possibly completes the Standard Model, but several questions still remain. This is an opportune moment to contemplate High Energy Physics in the Higgs era.

With their diverse (and complementary) expertise in various aspects of High Energy Physics (both experimental and theoretical), groups in India, Edinburgh and colleagues from CERN have initiated a discussion on the implications of the recent Large Hadron Collider measurements and physics beyond the Standard Model.

The speakers will include leading particle physicists from the University of Edinburgh, CERN, and various Indian institutions.

Emeritus Professor Peter Higgs, University of Edinburgh will be part of this symposium, further details on this will be available later.

Focus of the symposium

  • Higgs physics
  • Top physics at the LHC
  • The role of linear colliders
  • Supersymmetry
  • Extra dimensions
  • Flavour physics
  • Neutrino physics
  • Dark matter detection
  • The role of current and near-future cosmological observations
  • String theory


  • Bobby Acharya, ICTP, Trieste & King’s College London
  • B. Ananthanarayan, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Charanjit Singh Aulakh, Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Sunanda Banerjee, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
  • John Ellis, King's College London & CERN
  • Raj Gandhi, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  • Chamkaur Ghag, University College London
  • Rohini Godbole, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Alan Heavens, Imperial College, London
  • Rolf Heuer, CERN, Geneva
  • Richard Kenway, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • Anshuman Maharana, Harish- Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  • Naba Mondal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Franz Muheim, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • Alex Murphy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • Sudhakar Panda, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad
  • Alan Walker, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • and others...

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For further details of the event, please contact us by india [at] (by email) or call +91 22 67004838. Or see the Symposium website.


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Edinburgh & India

The University of Edinburgh has a highly-valued 200-year old relationship with India.

The University's current links include joint programmes in neuroscience, medicine, veterinary sciences, informatics, biology, engineering, the arts and social sciences with India's leading institutions. The vibrant alumni community and Indian student body also highlights the strong links with India.

Scientific committee

  • ab [at] (Arjun Berera, University of Edinburgh)
  • brajesh [at] (Brajesh Chandra Choudhary, University of Delhi)
  • debajyoti.choudhury [at] (Debajyoti Choudhury, University of Delhi)
  • dghoshal [at] (Debashis Ghoshal, Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  • raghavan [at] (Raghavan Rangarajan, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad)

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