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Brookhaven Forum 2015: Great Expectations, a New Chapter


"Brookhaven Forum 2015 (BF2015): Great Expectations, a New Chapter" will be held at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA, October 7-9, 2015. The scientific program will be devoted to new developments in high energy physics, with an emphasis on the latest data from the LHC. Part of the agenda will be dedicated to topics in cosmology and astrophysics, as well as physics at the intensity frontier. Talks will be arranged in both plenary and parallel sessions.

Three years after the landmark discovery of the Higgs boson in Run I at the LHC, 2015 marks the start of Run II and we are all eagerly awaiting the findings at 13 TeV LHC, in its ongoing exploration of the Tera scale.

Plenary Speakers

  • A. Arce (Duke, ATLAS)
  • J. Bartlett (JPL, PLANCK)
  • L. Baudis (U. Zurich)
  • R. Boughezal (Argonne)
  • E. Charles (KIPAC/SLAC, FERMI)
  • J. P. Chou (Rutgers, CMS)
  • T. Han (Pittsburgh)
  • A. Linde (Stanford)
  • A. Pomarol (U. Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • J. McMahon (U. Michigan)
  • Y. Semertzidis (CAPP/IBS, KAIST)
  • J. Strait (Fermilab)
  • F. Teubert (CERN, LHCb)

Organizing Committee

  • Ketevi Assamagan (BNL)
  • Michael Begel (BNL)
  • Hooman Davoudiasl (BNL, Co-chair)
  • Rouven Essig (SBU)
  • Patrick Meade (SBU)
  • Ethan Neil (U. Colorado/RBRC)
  • Marc-Andre Pleier (BNL)
  • George Redlinger (BNL)
  • Anze Slosar (BNL)
  • Amarjit Soni (BNL, Co-chair)
  • Elizabeth Worcester (BNL)


Click on the "Conference Information" tab above to find accommodation information.

Special Event

BSA Distinguished Lecture
Presented by: Andrei Linde (Stanford)

Title: Universe or Multiverse?

Hosted by: Peter Wanderer (BNL)
Location: Berkner Hall Auditorium
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM

A reception of light refreshments will follow. All are invited to attend. This lecture is open to the public. Visitors 16 and older must carry a photo ID while at BNL. Directions

Thursday Night Dinner
Majestic Gardens
420 Route 25A
Rocky Point, NY
October 8, 2015
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Transportation will be provided to registered participants. Coach buses will be provided by Hampton Jitney. Please arrive about 10-minutes prior since the bus will depart promptly from Berkner Hall at 6:00 PM and depart Majestic Gardens at 9:30 PM.

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Important Dates

May 28, 2015 Early registration begins
Aug 6, 2015 Early registration ends
Sep 6, 2015 Hotel reservation deadline
Sep 7, 2017 General registration ends
Sep 16, 2015 On-site housing deadline

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