UltraMini Workshop on Physics
Beyond the Standard Model

October 31 to November 4, 2005

Hosted by the Institute of Theoretical Science, the UO Center for High Energy Physics, and the Department of Physics in the beautiful Willamette Hall building on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Schedule

All talks will be held in 472 Willamette in the Institute of Theoretical Science conference room unless otherwise noted.

Monday, Oct 31
4pm
Hooman Davoudiasl, University of Wisconsin
Detecting Solar Axions Using Earth's Magnetic Field
Special HEP Seminar
Tuesday, Nov 1
4pm
Paddy Fox, LBNL
Naturalness and Higgs Decays in the MSSM with a Singlet
Special ITS Seminar
Wednesday, Nov 2
2pm
Tilman Plehn, MPI Munich
More on Supersymmetry at the LHC
Bring your espresso!
Thursday, Nov 3
12:30pm
Roni Harnik, SLAC
The Twin Higgs
Bring your lunch!
Thursday, Nov 3
4pm
Boris Kayser, Fermilab
The Neutrino World: Present and Future
Department Colloquium
100 Willamette Hall

Contact

Graham Kribs is organizing the workshop.

Motivation and Style

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a very small number of exceptionally active physicists for a concentrated week of talks, collaboration, and stimulated discussion with each other and with physicists within ITS and UOCHEP. By bringing several visiting physicists together at the same time, we expect everyone to benefit from more lively, productive, and extended interactions that are not often possible with regular seminars (and the typical "jet in, jet out" style that has become all so common).

Accommodation

We have arranged accommodation for everyone in the Best Western Greentree Inn that is a couple of blocks from Willamette Hall.

Location

The Institute of Theoretical Science is located on the south side of the fourth floor of Willamette Hall. A campus map can be found here which also shows the location of the hotel.

The University of Oregon is located in the beautiful city of Eugene, about 100 miles south of Portland. Here is a Google Map showing Eugene in Oregon relative to its neighboring west coast states of Washington and California.

Getting Here

Graham's General Recommendations
You can either (1) fly into Portland airport, rent a car, and drive to Eugene, or (2) fly directly into Eugene airport, and take a taxi over to the hotel. If you want to rent a car (such as to sightsee on the weekend), do it from Portland -- it is much cheaper than renting from Eugene and you can drive up the spectacular Oregon coast on your way back! (Note also that UO regulations prevent us from easily reimbursing for anything larger than a compact car. You've been warned.)

The Department of Physics has its own set of directions found here.

Driving Directions from Interstate Highway 5
First, print this map that shows I-5 in relation to the University and your hotel. The Greentree Inn is at the northeast corner of Agate and what is listed as Highway 99.

You want to exit I-5 going west on I-105, then take the first exit right onto "Coberg" road towards downtown/University. Follow Coberg over a bridge, and kept to far left to merge onto Broadway that becomes Franklin Blvd/Highway 99. Follow Franklin for about 1 mile and you will see the University on your right, and just past Agate, two Best Western hotels on your left, the Oregon-something hotel and the Greentree Inn. Pass your destination, take the next left, do a U-turn, and you're there!

Eugene Airport
Eugene has its own small airport, with commuter flights from the major western hubs:
      United (from Denver and San Francisco)
      Delta (from Salt Lake City)
      Horizon/Alaska Air (from Portland and Seattle, also code-shared with Northwest and Continental)
      America West/US Airways (from Phoenix and Las Vegas)

Portland Airport
Portland is a major airport serviced by most airlines and has several on-site car rental companies. I have found Dollar to be the cheapest on-site company (and rented from them many times without any problems).

Driving directions from Portland airport: First, get a map from the rental agency. Head out of the airport, get on I-205 south, merge with I-5 south after about 30 miles, follow I-5 south to Eugene, and then follow the Driving Directions above. The drive will take you a bit under 2 hours one-way.

Excursion

An excursion to the Cascade mountains or the Oregon coast is planned. Stay tuned for details.

Acknowledgment

To secure funding for future workshops, please acknowledge the workshop for work begun, done, or completed here or simply for nice discussions. (And send us the preprint numbers, thanks!)