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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Mar 21
2:00pm-3:15pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting

Tue, Mar 22
10:00am-11:30am
Aud
Lance Dixon
News from the N=4 world
last 30 min. for discussion

1:00pm
Aud
All participants
Informal discussion
Summary
Thu,Mar 24
10:00am-11:30am
Aud
Vittorio Del Duca
A NNLO subtraction method for jet cross sections
last 30 min. for discussion

1:00pm-
2:30pm
Aud
Ye Li
Rapidity renormalization group and the Higgs qT spectrum at N3LL
last 30 min. for discussion






Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Mar 28
10:00am-10:30am
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16

11:45am-12:45pm
Aud
Doreen Wackeroth
Theory challenges in electroweak precision measurements
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion
slides

3:45pm-
4:45pm
Aud
Uli Haisch
Implications of Heavy Flavor Measurements
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion
slides
Tue, Mar 29
10:45am-11:45am
Aud
Alexander Mitov
Precision over the top (latest on precision in top production and lessons for the broader precision program)
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion

2:15pm-
3:15pm
Aud
Fernando Febres Cordero
Vector bosons and jets at the LHC
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion
Wed, Mar 30
10:45am-11:45am
Aud
Gavin Salam
LHC Physics at 1% precision?
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion

2:15pm-
3:15pm
Aud
Fabrizio Caola
Precise Predictions for di-boson production at the LHC
jointly with ExperLHC16
20 min. for discussion
Thu, Mar 31
10:00am-
11:30am
SSR
All participants
Informal Discussion

Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Mon, Apr 4
2:30pm-3:15pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting and informal discussion
jointly with ExperLHC16
Tue, Apr 5
1:30pm-3:00pm
SSR
All participants
Discussion session run by ExperLHC16 (canceled)
jointly with ExperLHC16
Wed, Apr 6
10:00am-11:30am
Aud
Stefan Weinzierl
Elliptic generalisations of polylogarithms
last 30 min. for discussion

1:00pm-2:30pm
Aud
Heidi Rzehak
Precision for New Physics
last 30 min. for discussion
Thu, Apr 7
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Kirill Melnikov
Next-to-Next-to-Leading order approximation to QCD at the LHC
run by ExperLHC16

1:00pm-
2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Discussion session run by ExperLHC16 (heavy flavor tagging)

Week 4
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Mon, Apr 11
10:00am-
10:30am
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16
Wed, Apr 13
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Alessandro Vicini
Matching uncertainties in the prediction of the Higgs transverse momentum distribution in the SM and in the 2HDM
jointly with ExperLHC16
Week 5
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Mon,
Apr 18
10:45am-
11:00am
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with
ExperLHC16
Wed, Apr 20
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Claude Duhr
Precise predictions for Higgs production at hadron colliders
last 30 min. for discussion
Thu, Apr 21
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Stefano Pozzorini
Precision for V+jets and Dibosons
last 30 min. for discussion

1:30pm-
3:00pm
Aud
Xiaohui Liu
NNLO results for V+j at the LHC using N-jettiness
last 30 min. for discussion

3:15pm-
4:00pm
SSR
All participants
Informal discussion over coffee (moderator: Alessandro Vicini)

Fri,
Apr 22
10:00am-
11:00am
Aud
Sophia Borowka
Informal discussion on full top-quark mass dependence in di-Higgs production
arXiv:1604.06447
Week 6
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,….
Mon,
Apr 25
2:30pm-
3:15pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16
Wed,
Apr 27
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Johannes Henn
Pentagon functions and a two-loop five-particle scattering amplitude
last 30 min. for discussion

2:45pm-
3:15pm
and
3:30pm-
4:00pm
SSR
All participants
Informal discussion on theory predictions for the ratio of Z+j and photon+j production

see Vjets_setup.txt for more information
jointly with ExperLHC16
CMS study
arXiv:1511.08692 (NLO QCD+EW pred. for V+j)
arXiv:1103.0914 (NLO QCD+EW to dilepton+1j)
Week 7
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Mon,
May 2
2:00pm-
2:30pm
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16
Wed,
May 4
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Dieter Zeppenfeld
SM physics and beyond in VBFNLO
last 30 min. for discussion
Thu,
May 5
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
James Currie
Antenna subtraction and its recent applications
last 30 min. for discussion
Fri,
May 6
10:00am-
11:00am
Aud
All participants
Discussion session organized by ExperLHC16: Where improved precision SM calculations are especially useful

Week 8
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,….
Mon,
May 9
10:00am-
11:00am
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16
Tue,
May 10
11:00am-
12:00pm
TR
All participants
Informal discussion on theory uncertainties in SM backgrounds for mono-jet searches for dark matter and related questions (see Table 4 in arXiv:1502.01518)
jointly with ExperLHC16
Wed,
May 11
11:00am-
12:30pm
Aud
Sven-Olaf
Moch
Precise parton distributions for the LHC in Run II
last 30 min. for discussion
Fri,
May 13
11:00am-
12:30pm
Aud
Stefan Prestel
NNLO+PS: the details
last 30 min. for discussion
Week 9
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Mon,
May 16
10:00am-10:30am
Aud
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with ExperLHC16

1:30pm-
2:00pm
TR
All participants
Informal discussion on uncertainties in predictions for di-jet production
jointly with ExperLHC16
arXiv:0907.5052
Wed,
May 18
11am-
12:30pm
Aud
Christian Bauer
NNLO+PS: the GENEVA view
last 30 min. for discussion

1:30pm-
3:00pm
Aud
Yang Zhang
Integral reduction via unitarity and algebraic geometry
last 30 min. for discussion
abstract
Thu,
May 19
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Matthias Neubert
An Effective Field Theory for Jet Processes
last 30 min. for discussion

1:30pm-
3:00pm
Aud
Elisabetta
Furlan
CP-even scalar boson production via gluon fusion at the LHC
last 30 min. for discussion

3:30pm-4:30pm
TR
All participants
Informal discussion on substructure for the SM organized by Sal Rappoccio
Topics: possibilities to improve SM measurements with groomed jets and of using jet substructure to improve trigger/reconstruction of rare exclusive Higgs decays
jointly with ExperLHC16
Fri,
May 20
12:30pm-
2:00pm
Aud
Matthew Schwartz
Non-global logarithms to 3, 4, and 5 loops
last 30 min. for discussion
Week 10
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
May 23-May 27
8:45am-
5:30pm
Aud
All participants
Conference: Stress-testing the SM at the LHC

Week 11
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links ….
Wed,
Jun 1
1:30pm-
3:15pm
MSR
All participants
Informal discussion organized by the Future Accelerators program on Physics Opportunities
Accelerators-m16
Thu,
Jun 2
10:00am-11:30am
Aud
Martin Beneke
The ultimate uncertainty of the top quark pole mass
last 30 min. for discussion

3:30pm-4:30pm
TR
All participants
Informal discussion on flavor number schemes in PDFs (led by Maria Ubiali)
References
Comparisons of 4FNS vs 5FNS
Week 12
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Mon,
Jun 6
2:00pm-
2:15pm
MSR
All participants
Organizational meeting
jointly with the Future Accelerators program
Thu,
Jun 9
10:30am-
11:30am
Aud
All participants
Informal discussion on charm PDFs in light of a recent NNPDF paper and prospects for probing heavy quark PDFs in W/Z+c/b production at the LHC and related QCD tools (led by Pavel Nadolsky, Joey Huston and Dave Soper)
references
Week 13
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Wed,
Jun 15
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Zoltan Trocsanyi
Three-jet events shapes at NNLO accuracy: old and new
last 30 min. for discussion
Thu,
Jun 16
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Zoltan Nagy
Summing threshold logs in a parton shower
last 30 min. for discussion
Week 14
Time
Place
Speaker
Title
Comments,
Links,...
Wed,
Jun 22
10:00am-
11:30am
Aud
Giovanni Ridolfi
Threshold resummation in QCD and SCET: comparison and ambiguities
last 30 min. for discussion
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