UltraMini Workshop on
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking

March 6-10, 2006

Hosted and supported 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. Generous support was also provided through a Program Grant from the College of Arts and Science.


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

Monday, March 6
Jay Hubisz
The Flavor of a Little Higgs a la T-parity
Tuesday, March 7
Zackaria Chacko
University of Arizona
Twin Higgs Theories
Wednesday, March 8
Giacomo Cacciapaglia
Cornell University
Unveiling Precision Constraints:
A Complete and Minimal Parametrization
Thursday, March 9
Ben Lillie
Off-the-wall Higgs in the Randall-Sundrum Model


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. 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).


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


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
* Fly directly into Eugene airport, and take a taxi over to the hotel. Or,
* Fly into Portland airport, rent a car, and drive to Eugene.

UO Travel Regulations are rather detailed and complicated. If you fly into Portland and rent a car, to avoid any problems getting reimbursed, please do the following:
(1) Rent a compact car.
(2) Print an itinerary from a travel agent, such as Orbitz, with a comparison flight to Eugene that has the same dates and roughly equivalent times. This should be an economy class flight that ideally shows the Eugene flight exceeds the integrated cost of Portland flight + car rental.

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 keep to far left lane 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 New Oregon Motel 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.


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!)