August 31, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics<br>Johannes Gutenberg University
Europe/Berlin timezone
Recent years have seen a significant increase in the overall accuracy of lattice QCD calculations of various hadronic observables. Results for quark and hadron masses, decay constants, form factors, the strong coupling constant and many other quantities are becoming increasingly important for testing the validity of the Standard Model. Prominent examples include calculations of Standard Model parameters, such as quark masses and the strong coupling constant, as well as the determination of CKM matrix elements, which is based on a variety of input quantities from experiment and theory. In order to make lattice QCD calculations more accessible to the entire particle physics community, several initiatives and working groups have sprung up, which collect the available lattice results and produce global averages.

This scientific programme is designed to bring together lattice practitioners with members of the phenomenological and experimental communities who are using lattice estimates as input for phenomenological studies. In addition to sharing the expertise among several communities, the aim of the programme is to identify key quantities which allow for tests of the CKM paradigm with greater accuracy and to discuss the procedures in order to arrive at more reliable global estimates.
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics<br>Johannes Gutenberg University
Staudingerweg 9 / 2<sup>nd</sup> floor 55128 Mainz
Organized by Gilberto Colangelo (Univ. Bern), Heiko Lacker (HU Berlin), Georg von Hippel (JGU Mainz), Hartmut Wittig (JGU Mainz)