The Discussion Meeting is intended for Indian scientists (in particular: particle/nuclear theorists, experimentalists, phenomenologists, accelerator physicists, particle astrophysicists and associated relevant technologists), with limited participation by invited international experts. It is expected to be attended by enthusiastic research students as well as laboratory leaders and distinguished scientific administrators from various government agencies. The participation will be limited to no more than 100 in total. The academic aim of the meeting is two-fold: (a) to educate the audience on current ongoing global efforts and new opportunities in particle accelerators and colliders (hadrons, leptons and neutrinos) at the energy and luminosity frontiers (e.g. Hi-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider, high-intensity neutrino facilities, electron- positron and muon colliders, possibilities of plasma wakefield-based accelerators, etc.); and (b) to expose and explore emerging new opportunities in laboratory-based quantum sensors (cavity- qubit electrodynamics, atomic beam interferometry, advanced quantum topological materials , etc.). The latter will also explore feasibility of scaling up of today’s quantum nanostructures to future large-scale coherent phased arrays for detection of extremely weak signals relevant to the ‘dark sector’ and primordial gravitational wave background. Machine Learning/AI and aspects of quantum machine learning will also be discussed. The idea is to provide a platform for a discussion of the vision reports for Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, some aspects of Astrophysics as well as Accelerator Physics that have been prepared by groups in India. There will be many instructive educational lectures, as well as a panel discussion, by world experts. The deliberations at the meeting will be summarised in a white paper to be brought out after the meeting.
Local Organizing Committee
- Justin David (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
- Sunil Ganju (Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai)
- Gobinda Majumdar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
- Rukmani Mohanta (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
- Bedanga Mohanty (National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar)
- Vandana Nanal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
- Apoorva Patel (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
- Sreerup Raychaudhuri (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
- Amit Roy (Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata)
- Sudhir Vempati (Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru)
International Advisory Committee
- Tao Han (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
- Kent Irwin (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
- Eric Laenen (NIKHEF, Netherlands)
- Lia Merminga (Fermilab, USA)
- Hitoshi Murayama (IPMU, Japan/Berkeley, USA)
- Katsunobu Oide (KEK, Japan)
- Michael Peskin (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA)
- Yifang Wang (Institute of High Energy Physics, China)
Eligibility criteria: We encourage students, postdocs and young researchers to apply. Organizers will take a decision on the application, kindly note that participation will be by invitation only.
This event is partly supported by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
ICTS is committed to building an environment that is inclusive, non discriminatory and welcoming of diverse individuals. We especially encourage the participation of women and other under-represented groups.