Forum on the Interpretation of the LHC Results

The quest for new physics beyond the Standard Model is arguably the driving topic for Run 2 of the LHC. Indeed, the LHC collaborations are pursuing searches for new physics in a vast variety of channels. While the collaborations typically provide themselves interpretations of their results, for instance in terms of simplified models, the full understanding of the implications of these searches requires the interpretation of the experimental results in the context of all kinds of theoretical models. This is a very active field, with close theory-experiment interaction and with several public tools being developed.

With this forum, we want to provide a platform for continued discussion of topics related to the BSM (re)interpretation of LHC data, including the development of the necessary public RecastingTools and other infrastructure.


Mailing List

  • CERN e-group: info-LHC-interpretation[at]

Steering Group

The steering group comprises a representative of each of the public recasting tools as well as a couple of individual LHC physicists. Current members are:

Jon Butterworth, Andy Buckley, Kyle Cranmer, Matthew Dolan, Benjamin Fuks, Marie-Helene Genest, Ahmed Ismail, Sabine Kraml, Frank Krauss, Michael Kraemer, Suchita Kulkarni, Nazila Mahmoudi, Michelangelo Mangano, Stefano Moretti, Pat Scott, Sezen Sekmen, Jamie Tattersall, Andreas Weiler.

Topics and subgroups

  • Status of efforts and tools for the BSM (re)interpretation of LHC data : see RecastingTools

  • Implications of SM (incl. top and Higgs) measurements

  • Increasing the use of the new HEPData

  • Publishing and using likelihoods

  • Global fits

  • etc etc


  • Searches for New Physics: Les Houches Recommendations for the Presentation of LHC Results, S. Kraml et al., Eur.Phys.J. C72 (2012) 1976, arXiv:1203.2489
  • Wish list from phenomenologists: material needed for implementing and validating LHC new physics searches in fast simulation tools. recast-wishlist-sep14.pdf (30 Sep 2014)

-- SabineKraml - 2016-06-23

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