Department of Theoretical Physics
University of Vienna
Prof. Helmuth Hüffel



December 01 - 03, 2006







We cordially invite you to participate in the third "Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory", which will take place at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Vienna, Boltzmanngasse 5, A-1090 Vienna, from Friday Dec. 01 to Sunday Dec. 03, 2006.

This year, "Challenges in Particle Phenomenology" has been chosen as subject. The Large Hadron Collider LHC and a future linear collider will be the main tools to probe physics at the Tera scale. In particular, we will be able to test our ideas about elektroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of mass. In the seminar we will cover recent developments, both experimental and theoretical, of the Standard Model, Higgs physics, supersymmetry, extra dimensions, and the connection to cosmology.

The new seminar series "Vienna Central European Seminar on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory" was created 2004 and is intended to provide stimulating interactions between leading researchers and promising junior physicists. We are presently in the course of inviting speakers and will announce their names in the near future. A considerable number of junior scientists are expected to participate in this meeting, as we received special grants for them. Details on application procedures and the distribution of financial resources shall follow.

The seminar is supported by

The Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture
The High Energy Physics Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute of Mathematical Physics.

We are trying to create a platform for junior scientists: Speakers are to be selected from among them, discussion rounds and poster sessions shall be held. It is our special intention that the innovative character of the meeting will push forward scientific contacts and collaborations.

Moreover, the "Vienna Central European Seminars on Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory" intends to be a forum for coordinating conferences, schools and graduate courses in the Central European region. Please also see the webpage for information on the "Central European Joint Program of Doctoral Studies in Theoretical Physics". Nine Central European universities and institutions have joined in a collaboration to strengthen and develop their Ph.D. programmes.

We remain with sincere regards, yours

Helmuth Hüffel



(last updated: 16/06/2006)


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Vienna Seminar 2004
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