SUSY 2003 Logo SUSY 2003, Supersymmetry in the Desert, The 11th Annual International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of the Fundamental interactions, June 5-10, 2003, Tucson, Arizona

BULLETIN #1: April 1, 2003

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SUSY 2003
The 11th Annual International Conference on Supersymmetry
and Unification of the Fundamental Interactions

University of Arizona
June 5-10, 2003 Tucson, Arizona

Since their inception over a decade ago, the annual SUSY conferences have become the largest international conferences for the theory and phenomenology of physics beyond the Standard Model. In recent years, the SUSY conferences have been held at Oxford (1998), Fermilab (1999), CERN (2000), Dubna (2001), and DESY (2002). This year's SUSY conference is entitled "Supersymmetry in the Desert", and will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, from June 5-10, 2003.

Because of their broad scope, the SUSY conferences have become the central, annual forums where new ideas are discussed, where experimental updates are presented, and where the community of physicists working in physics beyond the Standard Model comes together to explore and analyze new ideas. SUSY 2003 topics will include:

  • Phenomenological Aspects of SUSY and SUSY-Breaking
  • Formal Aspects of Supersymmetry and SUGRA
  • Experimental Searches, Constraints, and Bounds
  • Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and Higgs Physics
  • Neutrino Masses, Mixing, and Oscillations
  • Flavor Physics and CP Violation
  • Grand Unified Theories
  • String Phenomenology, Extra Dimensions, and the Brane World
  • Formal Aspects of String Theory
  • Astrophysical and Cosmological Connections

All conference activities will be held at the Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. This hotel is immediately adjacent to the campus of the University of Arizona, and will provide guest rooms for participants as well as lecture and banquet facilities. We have been able to negotiate an extremely low nightly room rate for conference participants ($58/single or double), and thus we anticipate that all participants will be able to take full advantage of the extensive hotelfacilities. WE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION FROM YOUNGER PHYSICISTS, INCLUDING GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS, FOR WHOM REDUCED REGISTRATION FEES ARE AVAILABLE. Given the very low hotel rates and registration fees, this is the conference to bring your graduate students to!

SUSY 2003 will run from Thursday, June 5, through Tuesday, June 10.All six mornings will consist of invited and contributed plenary talks.(Invitations for plenary talks are currently in progress.) The four weekday afternoons will consist of parallel sessions of contributed talks, while the remaining two weekend afternoons and evenings will be devoted to scientific excursions in the Tucson vicinity. Possible destinations include Kitt Peak Observatory, Biosphere II, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the Pima Air and Space Museum, and the Titan Missile Museum. Other non-scientific possibilities include visits through the Saguaro National Monument and the Catalina Mountains, with 9000-foot peaks above Tucson. Tucson itself is a modern, rapidly growing city of nearly 1 million people located in Southern Arizona, approximately 120 miles south of Phoenix, 60 miles north of the Mexican border at Nogales, 400 miles east of San Diego, and 270 miles south of the Grand Canyon. Tucson is thus situated in the heart of the American Southwest.

For further information and registration, please contact:


Early registration deadline is APRIL 30.

Local Conference Chair:
Keith Dienes
Department of Physics
University of Arizona
1118 East 4th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

International Advisory Committee:
I. Antoniadis (CERN), M. Carena (Fermilab), M. Cvetic (Penn), H. Dreiner (Bonn), J. Ellis (CERN), G. Giudice (CERN), G. Kane (Michigan), D. Kazakov (Dubna), P. Langacker (Penn), J. Lykken (Fermilab), R. Mohapatra (Maryland), P. Nath (Northeastern), G. Ross (Oxford), P. Zerwas (DESY).

SUSY 2003 is supported in part by the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation, and the Department of Physics and the College of Science of the University of Arizona.