Particle Physics Day 2008
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Particle Physics Day 2008


Colloquium : LHC - a Window to the Universe

October 24 and 25, 2008, Helsinki


The Division of Particle Physics of the Finnish Physical Society is organising a Particle Physics Day 2008 on Friday, October 24, 2008 and a special Colloquium LHC - a Window to the Universe on Saturday, October 25, 2008, in Helsinki.

The purpose of the events is to bring together the Particle Physicists in Finland and to get an overview of the research being done. The special colloquium is ment for the general public. There will be talks both in finnish and in english. We hope for an active participation!

Particle Physics Day

The Particle Physics Day is being kept at the Kumpula campus. There will be a session of talks only. The morning session (10:00 - 12:00) is devoted for status reports of LHC-experiments with Finnish participation (ALICE, CMS, and TOTEM). Afternoon session (13:00-17:00, intercepted by a coffee break) is used for short (15-20 min) contributed talks.

The dead line for the submission of abstracts for contributed talks and for the registration is Friday, October 10, 2008. The submissions (both abstract and registration) should be sent to The maximum length of the abstract is half a page. Please register also in the case you just plan to participate without giving a talk. This will help us arrange the coffee breaks.

It has also been planned that there would be a common dinner on friday evening for all the participants. This would not be free of charge but needs to be paid by participants. If you are interested in having this dinner, please tell it also in the registration email.

NEW -- The scientific programme of the Particle Physics Day -- NEW (updated October 23)

LHC - a Window to the Universe

In addition to the annual Particle Physics Day, a colloquium ment for the general public, titled LHC - a Window to the Universe, will be kept on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the main building of the university of Helsinki. The programme consists of three talks, and is the following:

  • 10:00 - 10:45 David Milstead LHC, Higgs and beyond
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Anne Green Dark matter and LHC
  • 11:30 - 12:00 kahvitarjoilu / coffee break
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Paula Eerola Suomalainen tutkimus LHC:llä - miksi, mitä ja miten?

More information (in Finnish/suomeksi) about the LHC colloquium is given here.

Other information

More information available from the organisers

Last update: October 23, 2008/Timo