International Conference on High Energy Physics
ICHEP is a series of international conferences organized by the C11 commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). It has been held every two years since more than 50 years, and is the reference conference of particle physics where most relevant results are presented.
At ICHEP, physicists from around the world gather to share the latest advancements in particle physics, astrophysics/cosmology, and accelerator science and discuss plans for major future facilities.
ICHEP 2018 Seoul is the beginning of the second 50 years after the Standard Model. In this period, we hope that a new direction of high energy physics will be enlighted experimentally as in the past 50 years.
The Australian particle physics community was honoured to host the 36th ICHEP conference in 2012 in Melbourne.
This conference has long been the reference event for our international community.
The announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC was a major highlight, with huge international press coverage.
ICHEP2012 was described by CERN Director-General, Professor Rolf Heuer, as a landmark conference for our field.
In additional to the Higgs announcement, important results from neutrino physics, from flavour physics, and from physics beyond the standard model also provided great interest.
There were also updates on key accelerator developments such as the new B-factories, plans for the LHC upgrade, neutrino facilities and associated detector developments.
ICHEP2012 exceeded the promise expected of the key conference for our field, and really did provide a reference point for the future.
Many thanks to the contribution reviewers: Andy Bakich, Csaba Balazs, Nicole Bell, Catherine Buchanan, Will Crump, Cameron Cuthbert, Ben Farmer, Sudhir Gupta, Elliot Hutchison, Paul Jackson, Geng-Yuan Jeng, Archil Kobakhidze, Doyoun Kim, Tong Li, Antonio Limosani (Head Editor), Kristian McDonald, Nikhul Patel, Aldo Saavedra, Mark Scarcella, Geoff Taylor, Ian Watson, Graham White, Tony Williams and Bruce Yabsley.