This will be the first in a series of workshops focusing on the physics opportunities with a next generation proton-proton collider.
The goal of the workshop is to identify the high energy collider signatures associated with different scenarios for the electroweak phase transition, focusing on opportunities for a next generation pp collider. Exploring the thermal history associated with electroweak symmetry breaking is a question at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology. In the Standard Model, EWSB is associated with a cross over transition. However, in a variety of well-motivated SM extensions, the nature of the EWSB transition may be different. Of particular interest is the possibility of a first order electroweak phase transition that would provide conditions needed for electroweak baryogenesis.
The format will involve a mixture of informal talks and discussions including both theorists and experimentalists. We anticipate that the workshop will lead to new dedicated studies to identify the physics reach of a ~ 100 TeV pp collider with respect to the electroweak phase transition.
Andrey Katz (U. Geneva & CERN)
Ashutosh Kotwal (FNAL & Duke U.)
Tao Liu (Hong Kong U. Science & Technology)
Michelangelo Mangano (CERN)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (U. Mass. Amherst)
Shufang Su (U. Arizona)