The start of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is bringing particle physics to an unprecedented TeV energy frontier, at which some long-standing questions associated with the Standard Model will be answered and new physics might be observed.
In 2013 a new boson with a mass of 126 GeV was discovered. This boson might be the Higgs boson, which generates the masses of the weak bosons, or an excitation of the weak neutral boson, if the weak bosons are bound states of smaller constituents.
The implications of this discovery for the physics of quark and lepton flavors will be considered. Furthermore the following topics will be discussed:1. Mixing of leptons and neutrino oscillations
2. Mixing of quarks and CP-violation
3. Mass generation for leptons and quarks
4. Flavor symmetries and models for quark and lepton masses
5. Mass generation in Quantum Chromodynamics
6. Flavor physics and Grand Unification
7. Heavy flavor physics and the LHC
8. Rare B-decay and new physics
9. See-saw mechanism and leptogenesis
The international conference on “Flavor Physics and Mass Generation” will be held at the Nanyang Executive Centre from 10 to 14 February 2014. This conference follows the conference on “Flavor Physics in the LHC Era”, held in Singapore on November 2010.