First Circular

KMI-GCOE Workshop on
"Strong Coupling Gauge Theories in the LHC Perspective (SCGT 12)"

December 4 (Tuesday) - December 7 (Friday), 2012

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

First Circular

The topics will be largely focused on the strong coupling gauge theories beyond the standard model as well as those in extreme conditions, particularly in view of the new phase of the LHC experiments and the conformal fixed point for the gauge/gravity. Main topics will include light composite scalar (techni-dilaton, little Higgs, and other SUSY/non-SUSY composite Higgs, etc.) to be identified with the 125 GeV boson observed at LHC. Nonperturbative studies like lattice simulations and stringy/holographic approaches will be discussed in close relation to the phenomenological studies. Also heavy ion experiments at LHC will be discussed in such nonperturbative approaches.

The workshop is the 8th of the Nagoya SCGT workshop series after SCGT 88, SCGT 90, SCGT 96, SCGT 02, SCGT 06, SCGT09 and SCGT12Mini, and is similar in spirit to the previous ones. See for details of some of them:
SCGT12Mini (
SCGT 09 (
SCGT 06 (
SCGT 02 ( and
SCGT 96 (

1. Sponsorship

Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI), Nagoya University
Nagoya University Global COE Program
  "Quest for Fundamental Principles in the Universe: from Particles to the Solar System and the Cosmos"
Financial Supported from:
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S):
  "Symmetry Breakings and the Gauge Dynamics"
Daiko Foundation

2. Tentative Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule of the Workshop. Some of the invited talks are planned so as to include recent developments and talks of shorter duration will also be arranged. There will be ample opportunities for discussions involving the speakers and the participants.

December 3 (Mon.)      19:00-21:00      Reception (Nagoya Tokyu Hotel)
December 4 (Tue.)8:30Coffee
9:00-12:00Morning Session
12:00-13:30Group Photo & Lunch
13:30-17:00Afternoon Session
18:00-20:00Poster Session/Welcome
December 5 (Wed.)8:30Coffee
9:00-12:00Morning Session
13:30-17:00Afternoon Session
18:00-20:00Banquet (Shofukaku)
December 6 (Thurs.)8:30Coffee
9:00-12:00Morning Session
13:30-17:00Afternoon Session
18:00-20:00Poster Session/Group Dinner
December 7 (Fri.)8:30Coffee
9:00-12:00Morning Session
13:30-17:00Afternoon Session
18:00-20:00Free Discussions/Group Dinner

3. Topics

  • Phenomenological Signatures of Strong Coupling Theories at LHC
  • Dilaton and Conformal Symmetry in Strong Coupling Gauge Theories and Gravity
  • Lattice Studies of Conformal Strong Dynamics
  • String and Holographic View of Strong Coupling Gauge Theories
  • Composite Models and Hidden Local Symmetries/Extra Dimensions
  • Nonpertubative fixed point of gravity and Higgs
  • Strong Coupling Gauge Theories at Extreme Conditions and LHC
  • Strong Coupling Theories and Cosmology
  • Other Related Topics

4. Site of the Workshop

The workshop sessions will be held at: Sakata-Hirata Hall, Nagoya University.

5. Accommodations

We have made bulk reservation at hotels in downtown Nagoya:
   Nagoya Tokyu Hotel ( and
   Chisan Hotel (
which are very close to each other.
See for details Hotel Reservation Form:
   SCGT 12 Hotel.pdf
   SCGT 12 Hotel.doc

For reservation send the Form directly to (do not send it to us):
SCGT 12 desk: Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
Corporate Travel,Event & Convention Branch,Nagoya,
C/o Nihonseimei sasashima Bldg, 7F,
1-27-2, Meiekiminami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0003, Japan
Tel: +81-52-583-8311 Fax: +81-52-563-1846
Email :

6. Participation

Although a large part of participation will be by invitation, we do encourage applications from all those who would be interested and would appreciate it if you could pass on to others the information about the workshop. Due to shortage of funds, participants would need to arrange their own support for travel and local expenses.

7. Registration

Those who attend the workshop please make on-line registration (available from Oct. 15, 2012) at our web site by Nov. 15, 2012.

Registration Fee: 15,000 Yen should be paid at the Reception Desk on the workshop site.

8. Organizers

T. Maskawa (KMI)
Organizing Committee:
K. Yamawaki (KMI, Chair)
M. Harada (Nagoya, Co-Chair), M. Tanabashi (KMI/Nagoya,Co-Chair)
K-I. Aoki (Kanazawa), Y. Aoki (KMI), Y. Kikukawa (Tokyo-Komaba),
R. Kitano (Tohoku), K.I. Kondo (Chiba), T. Onogi (Osaka),
T. Sakai (Nagoya/KMI), A. Shibata (KEK), I. Sogami (Kyoto Sangyo)
Local Organizing Committee:
Y. Akamatsu, Y. Aoki, T. Aoyama, M. Harada, M. Hayakawa, J. Jia,
M. Kurachi, N. Maekawa, S. Matsuzaki, K. Nagai, S. Nojiri, C. Nonaka,
H. Ohki, E. Rinaldi, T. Sakai, M. Shigemori, M. Tanabashi, K. Tobe,
K. Yamawaki, T.Yamazaki
International Advisory Committee:
T.W. Appelquist (Yale), W.A. Bardeen (FNAL), R.S. Chivukula (Michigan State),
J. Ellis (Kings College/CERN), H. Georgi (Harvard), B. Grinstein (UC San Diego),
J. Kogut (DOE/Maryland), Y. Iwasaki (KEK/Tsukuba), M. Kobayashi (KEK/JSPS/Nagoya),
J. Kuti (UC San Diego), T. Kugo (YITP Kyoto), V.A. Miransky (Western),
M. Rho (Saclay), E.H. Simmons (Michigan State), D.T. Son (Washington),
G. 't Hooft (Utrecht)

9. Further information

For further details and information please visit our website:
The second circular will appear by the beginning of November, 2012.

10. Correspondence

For further correspondence and information please contact SCGT 12 Secretariat
KMI Nagoya University