LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI FRASCATI
In spite of its consolidated experimental success, the standard model of particle physics falls short of describing all observed phenomena. Elegant and well motivated theoretical ideas like Supersymmetry, Technicolor, Gand Unification, have so far found no support from experimental results, and the longed-for discovery of some kind of physics beyond the standard model that could guide us to replace these ideas with new theoretical paradigmas, has so far escaped all experimental efforts. Given this situation, any serious attempt to approach the incompleteness of the standard model from originally different and unconventional perspectives should receive proper consideration. Fearless exploration outside the box might provide more insights than lengthy struggles trough standard thinking.
During this 3-day workshop, we plan to review some recent attempts to approach fundamental physics issues from non standard perspectives. We plan to have only two or three talks each day, and plenty of time to analyze jointly the good and bad of the various proposals, confront ideas and discuss.