With LHC and Tevatron insider physicists sitting on a growing mound of unpublished results from new data, excitement amongst the rest of the physics community is reaching fever pitch. Some of us are even looking daily at conference and seminar programs to try and identify where the next big real non-rumour result will emerge.
A couple of conferences have already passed this week including “Quark Matter 2011” at Annecy and “Flavour Physics and CP Violation 2011” in Israel. Sadly no results based on new data were presented as far as I can see, but I give you the links to the contribution lists in case you want to check the slides.
Hot favorite for first new results has to be the up and coming “Physics at LHC 2011” conference. There are many presentations that could include beyond-standard-model physics, especially over the last two days with even a 30 minute unallocated slot right at the end labelled simply “Extra Time for Experimental Talk”. There are closed meetings going on at CERN today with titles like “Exotica Pre-approvals for PLHC” and “SUSY Rehearsals for PLHC”
According to an article in the New Scientist new LHC results should be announced at a CERN seminar and most likely this would come under the “Joint EP/PP/LPCC” series where new results have appeared in the past. Sure enough there is already a seminar listed on “Studies of jets and their properties using the ATLAS detector at the LHC” by Jonathan Butterworth on June 7th. From the information given in the abstract this may or may not include new results but the timing is interesting as it falls during PLHC just before the (possibly) most interesting talks.
Watch this space!