KMI School 2019
International Symposium

Second Circular

The Second KMI School

on “Particle-Antiparticle Asymmetry in the Universe

(KMI school 2019)

Second Circular (2018/12/01)


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. Dates: Feb. 21 to 23, 2019

2. 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)
2) Baryogenesis / Wilfried Buchmüller (DESY)

We will also organize a hand-on tutorial course for global fits using the CKMfitter program / Sébastien Descotes-Genon (LPT Orsay)

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 :
The registration is open via the webpage:
The registration page is common between the KMI2019 symposium and the 2nd KMI school.
The registration deadline is December 26. Please pay the registration fee as shown in the registration webpage by cash at the registration desk. Note that we cannot accept any credit cards for payment.

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:
KMI school 2019 Secretariat
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, JAPAN