GUWAHATI, Dec 4 - The 16th edition of the ‘Workshop on High Energy Physics Phenomenology’ (WHEPP XVI) hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) got under way on its campus here on Monday.
WHEPP is a series of international workshops on particle physics, with the main focus being on particle physics phenomenology and its relation to both formal theory and experiment. It is held every alternate year and constitutes the most important international event in particle physics phenomenology which is held regularly in India.
“This time, the activities of the workshop are going to cover almost the entire area of particle physics, which are divided into five different working groups - ‘Standard Model and Beyond the Standard Model physics’, ‘Flavour Physics’, ‘Neutrino Physics’, ‘Heavy Ion Physics and QCD’, ‘Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology’,” the organisers said in a statement.
Around 250 participants from India and abroad will attend the workshop at IITG, which will provide them with a common platform to interact, exchange state-of-the-art research and development, and also initiate new collaborative research ideas on emerging issues in particle physics.
The conference comprises invited talks in plenary sessions from several world-renowned physicists from India and abroad.
One of the significant highlights of this year workshop is the participation of a delegation from Japan, led by Professor Y Okada, executive director of KEK and Professor T Saeki, both from High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation, KEK as well as Professor K Kawagoe from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, with an objective of further fostering the Indo-Japan collaboration in scientific research in particle physics.
KEK is one of the world’s major particle physics research organisations located in Japan, which has a long tradition of national and international collaborations.
The ten-day event will conclude on December 10.