SUSY 2003 Scientific Organization
All scientific aspects of SUSY 2003 (talks, convenors, etc.) will be
organized according to different sessions with different themes. If
you would like to contribute a talk, you should use this guide when
selecting an appropriate session for your talk. Note that the division into
sessions is merely thematic, and does not reflect conference scheduling;
activities associated with some sessions, for
example, may continue over several days.
SUSY 2003 Sessions: Brief Descriptions
Session 1: SUSY Phenomenology
MSSM physics and low-energy consequences/tests, including
relevant Higgs physics, flavor physics, and embeddings into 4D SUSY
GUTs. Also includes SUSY model-building and new SUSY-breaking scenarios.
Session 2: Formal Aspects of SUSY Field Theories and SUGRA
Formal aspects of supersymmetric field theories, both with and without
extended supersymmetry. Also includes properties of supergravity in
different geometric backgrounds, as well as relations to fundamental
theories such as string theory, AdS/CFT connections, etc.
Session 3: Experimental Searches, Bounds, and Constraints
Results from current and planned experiments of relevance for SUSY
and other Beyond-the-Standard-Model physics. Includes both collider
and non-collider experiments, future search strategies, etc.
Session 4: Neutrino Physics
Results from current experiments on neutrino masses, mixing angles,
sterile neutrinos, etc. Theoretical models, mechanisms, and predictions
for neutrino masses and mixings. Also includes implications for fundamental
theories (SUSY GUTs, MSSM, etc.)
Session 5: String Phenomenology and the Brane World
String model-building, low-energy signatures, large and warped extra
dimensions, non-Newtonian gravity, string/orbifold GUTs, etc. Includes
issues pertaining to Higgs physics, flavor physics, etc., when emerging
from such models.
Session 6: Formal Aspects of String Theory, Recent Developments
New developments in formal and mathematical aspects of string theory
and M theory, D-branes, non-perturbative string physics, strings in
time-dependent backgrounds, etc.
Session 7: Astrophysical and Cosmological Connections
Relations between fundamental theories of physics beyond the Standard
Model and their implications for astrophysics and cosmology. Includes
bounds from astro/cosmo particle physics as well as particle-physics
implications of new astro/cosmo scenarios.