The Young Experimentalists and Theorists Institute aims to promote interaction between the two halves of the PP community at the early career stage and encourage interest in phenomenology. The YETI aims to give a pedagogical introduction to a particular area of topical interest in particle physics. A key feature are the hands-on sessions in the afternoons. This year's YETI focuses on "from the Tevatron, to the LHC and beyond", and will review what has been learned at the Tevatron, and how that will impact on the LHC.
We will review various aspects of the experimental measurements, such as the importance of the trigger, the jet energy scale, the missing transverse momentum measurement and diffractive production as well as extracting physics with bottom quarks and the top quark analysis.
On the theory side, we will review Higgs and supersymmetric Higgs phenomenology, (particularly the differences between the MSSM and the NMSSM), other exotic Higgs models, tools for studying supersymmetry and a discussion of the differences between models with extra dimensions.
This year's hands-on sessions will feature the MADGRAPH and SHERPA programs. We will aim to compute the same set of physical observables with each program, culminating in a comparison both with each other and with available data from the Tevatron. As well as learning how to use each tool, the comparison will improve understanding of the limitations of the tools.
The meeting is sponsored by the IPPP; meals, accommodation and travel within the UK will be provided free of charge.
Organising committee: Shehu AbdusSalam, Tim Coughlin, Michael Donnellan, Sam Harper, Nigel Glover,
Cathy Nockles, Sophy Palmer, Fabrizio Salvatore, Massimiliano Vincon