Kruger 2022: Discovery Physics at the LHC

Kruger Gate Hotel , At The Paul Kruger Gate, R536, Skukuza +27137355671

Kruger Gate Hotel , At The Paul Kruger Gate, R536, Skukuza +27137355671

Kruger National Park, On The Sabi River At The Paul Kruger Gate R536, Skukuza, 1350
Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand and iThemba LABS)

We are pleased to announce the Sixth Biennial “Workshop on Discovery Physics at the LHC” (Kruger2022).

The Workshop will be held from 5-9 December 2022 at the 4-star Kruger Gate Hotel, just 100 metres from the entrance of the Kruger National Park

Zoom Link for conference:

Meeting ID: 686 6654 7405
Passcode: 222456

The hotel is located along the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, only a few hundred meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park. The ideal location from which to experience the abundant wildlife of the world-famous Kruger National Park first-hand, one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Africa.

The conference aims to promote scientific exchange of new results and development of novel ideas and models related to the physics of the LHC. The following topics will be covered:

• Particle Physics

• Heavy Ion Physics

• Beyond the Standard Model Physics

Accommodation, registration, abstract submission and other practical details will be announced at a later stage. Attendance will be limited to about 120 participants because of the number of available rooms. Limited funding for South African students is available.

We look forward to seeing you all in South Africa and do not hesitate to contact us on:

LOC Poster

The organizers of Kruger2022:

Z Buthelezi
A S Cornell
T Dietel
W A Horowitz
D Kar
JM Keaveney
B Kibirige
M Kumar
B Mellado (Chair)
A Muronga
E Nkadimeng
M Van Der Ventel-Bark
D Worku












As part of the Kruger 2022 conference we will be celebrating the life of Emeritus Professor Jean Cleymans.

  • Alexander Karpov
  • Alexey Zhemchugov
  • Amoretti Ms Amoretti Ilaria
  • Andrea Coccaro
  • Andrey Bezbakh
  • Aneta Kutcha
  • Anna Bezbakh
  • Anna Chrysostomou
  • Antonio Santos
  • Anza-Tshilidzi Mulaudzi
  • Arnoux Rossouw
  • Asteria Nikolopoulou
  • Benjamin Lieberman
  • Betty Kibirige
  • Bharati Naik
  • Bruce Mellado
  • Caren Rossouw
  • Celia Sacco
  • Chiara Oppedisano
  • Chris Hays
  • Christopher Young
  • Claire Antel
  • Craig Rudolph
  • Danny Adams
  • David Rohr
  • Diana Carolina Mejia Chaverra
  • Dilia Portillo
  • Dinesh Srivastava
  • Dmitrii Pugachev
  • Edward Nkadimeng
  • Elena Karpov
  • elias sideras-haddad
  • Eric Chabert
  • Ethan Simpson
  • Faiҫal Azaiez
  • Federico Antinori
  • Finn Stevenson
  • Gaogalalwe Mokgatitswane
  • George Iakovidis
  • Giulia Zanderighi
  • Greg Landsberg
  • Grzegorz Kaminski
  • Helena Santos
  • Henric Wilkens
  • Jin Wang
  • Jochen Klein
  • Ken Mimasu
  • Khathutshelo Phadagi
  • Luc Schnell
  • Ludwik Turko
  • Madelein Adams
  • Matěj Vaculčiak
  • Michaela Mlynarikova
  • Michelle Bark
  • Mpho Gololo
  • Mr Tripathi
  • Mrs Hays
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Nicholas Perikli
  • Nidhi Tripathi
  • Nikolay Anfimov
  • Oliver Fischer
  • Onesimo Mtintsilana
  • Othmane Mouane
  • Peter Braun-Munzinger
  • Phuti Rapheeha
  • Pierluigi Bortignon
  • Rekha Srivastava
  • Riccardo Salvatico
  • Salah-Eddine Dahbi
  • Sanjay Kumar Swain
  • Shreyasi Acharya
  • Siegfried Fortsch
  • Thuso Mathaha
  • Tobias Hurth
  • Tomas Herman
  • Tristan Jade Wilkinson
  • Vladimir Baranov
  • Vongani Chabalala
  • Yuri Davydov
  • Zaazoua Mohamed
  • Zeblon Vilakazi
  • Zinhle Buthelezi
    • 10:00 13:30
      Session I
      • 10:00
        Welcome from the National Research Foundation 10m
        Speaker: Clifford Nxomani (NRF)
      • 10:10
        iThemba LABS: a unique subatomic physics facility in the continent and the southern hemisphere 30m
        Speaker: Faiҫal Azaiez (iThemba LABS)
      • 10:40
        Welcome from the Department of Science and Innovation 10m
        Speaker: Dr Daniel Adams (Department of Science and Innovation)
      • 10:50
        Structure of the Workshop 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand and iThemba LABS)
      • 11:00
        Teak / Coffe break 30m
      • 11:30
        The ALICE experiment: probing QCD matter at the LHC 1h
        Speaker: Federico Antinori (INFN, Padova, Italy)
      • 12:30
        New Physics in Flavour Observables? - B anomalies in semi-leptonic penguins 1h
        Speaker: Prof. Tobias Hurth
    • 13:30 14:30
    • 14:30 18:30
      Session II
      • 14:30
        Higgs measurements at CMS: Highlights and prospects 25m
        Speaker: Dr Pierluigi Bortignon (University of Cagliari and INFN)
      • 14:55
        Characterization of particle production through UE and very forward energy in hadronic collisions 25m
        Speaker: Chiara Oppedisano (INFN Sezione di Torino)
      • 15:20
        Recent results from heavy ion collisions with ATLAS 25m
        Speaker: Helena Santos (LIP)
      • 15:45
        Higgs boson property measurement at the ATLAS experiment 25m
        Speaker: George Iakovidis (BNL)
      • 16:10
        Tea / Coffee Break 30m
      • 16:40
        SM measurements at CMS: Status and Highlights 25m
        Speaker: Riccardo Salvatico
      • 17:05
        Performance and calibration of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter 25m
        Speaker: Michaela Mlynarikova (CERN)
      • 17:30
        Heavy flavour production measurements in ALICE 25m
        Speaker: Shreyasi Acharya (Université Clermont Auvergne (FR))
      • 17:55
        Radiation studies for the upgrade of the ATLAS detector 25m
        Speaker: Dr Yuri Davydov
    • 10:00 13:30
      Session III
      • 10:00
        Searches for BSM particles including BSM Higgs 1h
        Speaker: Greg Landsberg (Brown University)
      • 11:00
        W mass measurement 1h
        Speaker: Prof. Chris Hays
      • 12:00
        Tea / Coffee Break 30m
      • 12:30
        ALICE upgrades and perspectives for heavy-ion physics at the LHC 1h
        Speaker: Jochen Klein (CERN)
    • 13:30 14:30
    • 14:30 18:30
      Session IV
      • 14:30
        Role of rapidity choice for the Balitsky-Kovchegov equation 25m
        Speaker: Matěj Vaculčiak
      • 14:55
        BSM searches at CMS: Highlights and prospects 25m
        Speaker: Eric Chabert (IPHC/Unistra)
      • 15:20
        Extra-dimensional theory and phenomenology in the era of gravitational waves 25m
        Speaker: Anna Chrysostoumou (University of Johannesburg)
      • 15:45
        Upgrade of the ATLAS Hadronic Tile Calorimeter for the High Luminosity LHC 25m
        Speaker: Henric Wilkens (CERN)
      • 16:10
        Tea / Coffee Break 30m
      • 16:40
        Spin Physics Detector at NICA 25m
        Speaker: Dr Alexey Zhemchugov
      • 17:05
        Heat dissipation Improvement of ATLAS Detector Electronics by Thermal Interface Materials based on Carbon Nanomaterials 25m
        Speaker: Othmane Mouane (University of Witwatersrand)
      • 17:30
        First Data with FASER: A new LHC experiment for long lived particle searches 25m
        Speaker: Claire Antel (Universite de Geneve (CH))
      • 17:55
        Frequentist approach to quantify fake signals when using semi-supervised machine learning classifiers 25m
        Speaker: Benjamin Lieberman (University of Witwatersrand)
    • 10:00 13:30
      Session V
      • 10:00
        B physics highlights from CMS 1h
        Speaker: Sanjay Swain (National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), India)
      • 11:00
        Recent searches for new phenomena with the ATLAS detector 1h
        Speaker: Mohamed Zaazoua (Mohammed V University in Rabat (MA))
      • 12:00
        Tea / Coffee Break 30m
      • 12:30
        Future Colliders 1h
        Speaker: Jin Wang (Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science)
    • 13:30 14:30
    • 14:30 18:30
      Session VI
    • 10:00 13:30
      Session VII
      • 10:00
        Recent results on Standard Model with the ATLAS detector 1h
        Speaker: Christopher Young (University of Freiburg)
      • 11:00
        Dynamics of Charm Production in AA and pp Collisions using Parton Cascade Model 1h
        Speaker: Dinesh Srivastava (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru (Formerly from Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata)
      • 12:00
        Tea / Coffee Break 30m
      • 12:30
        Hunting for criticalities — NA61/SHINE results 1h
        Speaker: Ludwik Turko (University Wroclaw)
    • 13:30 14:30
    • 14:30 16:30
      Session VIII
    • 16:30 19:00
      Jean Cleymans Memorial
      • 16:30
        Keynote 40m
        Speaker: Zeblon Vilakazi (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 17:10
        Tribute 20m
        Speaker: Dr Daniel Adams (Department of Science and Technology)
      • 17:30
        Tribute 30m
        Speaker: Dinesh Srivastava (National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru (Formerly from Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata)
      • 18:00
        Tribute 30m
        Speaker: Ludwik Turko (University Wroclaw)
      • 18:30
        Tribute 30m
        Speaker: Peter Braun-Munzinger (EMMI/GSI)
    • 19:00 22:00
      Conference Banquet
    • 10:00 12:00
      Session IX
      • 10:00
        Hadronization of the QGP 1h
        Speaker: Peter Braun-Munzinger (EMMI/GSI)
      • 11:00
        Higgs physics 10 years after the discovery 1h
        Speaker: Giulia Zanderighi (Max Planck for Physics)
    • 12:00 13:00