KMI School 2019
International Symposium

First Circular

The 2nd KMI School:
” Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry in the Universe “
(Feb. 21 to 23, 2019)
First Circular (2018/11/09)

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was established on 2010 at Nagoya University in order to explore new frontiers of modern physics beyond the Standard Model. KMI decided to launch the KMI school in 2018, to which we invite distinguished researchers to KMI to have them give their lectures on specific topics every year. The KMI school is intended for graduate school students and young post-docs. We would like you to encourage young members in your groups to join in the KMI school. 

The 2nd KMI school will be held with a topic “Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry in the Universe”, which is one of the biggest mysteries in physics. While CP violation in the quark sector has been established and interpreted with the theory proposed by Kobayashi-Maskawa in 1973, it is yet unknown how we can reproduce the Universe dominated by matter. New Physics beyond the Standard Model would be necessary for solving the issue. Many researchers, including our members in KMI, are working intensively on the subject from viewpoints of elementary particle physics and astrophysics. 

Note that there will be KMI2019 international symposium early in the same week (Feb. 18-20), and KMI2019 will have a topical session focusing on mysteries of the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe. Students and young researchers are encouraged to attend also the KMI2019 symposium.

We will hold the 2nd KMI school as follows:

1. Date:

From Feb. 21 to 23, 2019

2.Conference venue:

KMI Science Symposia (ES635) in Nagoya University

3. Program:

Two lectures (titles are tentative, 90min.×3 for each lecture)
1) CP Violation in the Standard Model / Yosef Nir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
2) Baryogenesis / Wilfried Buchmüller (DESY)

We will also organize a hand-on tutorial course (details will be announced in the 2nd circular).

4. Poster session:

We encourage participants to present their research results at the poster session in the KMI school. We will not limit their topics to Particle-Antiparticle asymmetry. The best presentation will be selected among them, and we will award the presenter a prize.

5. Maximum of number of participants:

100 (due to the capacity of the lecture hall).

6. Registration:

We will open registration soon, by 26th of December, 2018.

7. Organization:

Advisory Committee:

J. Ellis (King’s College), G. ‘t Hooft (Utrecht), T. Kajita (ICRR), T. Kugo (Kyoto Sangyo, MISC), K. Sato (JSPS/IPMU), J. Silk (Oxford), M. Yamauchi (KEK)

Organizing Committee:

M. Kobayashi (Chair), T. Iijima, J. Hisano, S. Nojiri, Y. Itow (Co-Chair),
T. Abe, A. Gaz, M. Harada, K. Ichiki, K. Izumi, H. Kanno, Y. Kato, S. Kawamura, S. Kazama, M. Kitaguchi, T. Kitahara, P. Krizan, Y. Maeda, N. Maekawa, K. Matsuoka, T. Naka, Y. Nakahama, M. Nakamura, T. Nakano, K. Nakazawa, A. Nishizawa, C. Nonaka, Y. Omura, T. Sakai, H. Shimizu, T. Shiromizu, Y. Shoji, N. Sugiyama, H. Tajima, M. Tanabashi, K. Tobe, M. Tomoto

8. Correspondence:

KMI2019 Secretariat
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, JAPAN