Returning from my short trip to Sydney and back in my office I got surprised by a package containing the printed proceedings of the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015) I went to in July last year.
Deadwood, South Dakota it is for this week. The IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015) at The Lodge at Deadwood, to be even more precise. Yesterday we had our excursion to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, today I gave my presentation on Dark Matter searches in ATLAS (so I’m done with the compulsory part .. hehe) and tonight we’ll have the conference dinner :)
It’s all a bit in the middle of nowhere, but it’s seemingly really beautiful landscape in the Black Hills and the Badlands. Unfortunately, I ain’t got no time to see it all, or even a small part for that sake.
In a few weeks the LHC is restarting at never seen before energies. And to put some topping on this physics cream cheese, I’ll have the pleasure to be co-convenor of the ATLAS RPV/LL SUSY subgroup for one year, starting in April.
And just because that’s not enough yet, there is a few more news that came up recently … I’ll be giving a talk on ‘big data’ at ATLAS/CERN at the 11th Deggendorf forum on digital data analysis in mid June and one on Dark Matter searches in ATLAS at the IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology in Deadwood, SD end of June.