CTEQ Collaboration Meeting
November 15-17, 2012
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Newport News, VA
The CTEQ collaboration will host their Fall 2012 meeting on November 15-17, 2012 at Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News, VA.
CTEQ is a multi-institutional collaboration devoted to a broad program of research projects and cooperative enterprises in high-energy physics centered on Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and its implications in all areas of the Standard Model and beyond.
The Collaboration consists of 33 theorists and experimentalists at 19 universities (Florida State, Hampton, Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State, Karlsruhe, Michigan State, Northwestern, Oregon, Penn State, Rochester, Southern Methodist, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, Taipei, Tubingen, U.C. Riverside, Washington, Wisconsin) and 5 national laboratories (Argonne, Brookhaven, CERN, Fermilab, Jefferson).
The Project's program includes:
- A wide range of research projects to advance the quantitative predictions of Quantum Chromodynamics, emphasizing collaboration between theorists and experimentalists;
- An annual CTEQ Summer School on QCD Analysis and Phenomenology to promote the understanding of QCD and its proper use among young physicists, especially experimentalists;
- An on-going comprehensive global QCD analysis project to test the accuracy of QCD and to extract the universal parton distribution functions needed in calculations of all high energy physics processes;
- A Handbook of Perturbative QCD which will provide an up-to-date reference for the entire field; and
- Periodic topical Workshops to address current outstanding problems in QCD research for active working high-energy physicists.
The CTEQ research projects and the CTEQ Summer Workshop & Conference are supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy through grants to the universities and laboratories of CTEQ members.