Jeppe R. Andersen got his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Durham in UK, which is one of the strongest groups in particle physics phenomenology worldwide. He has held postdoctoral positions at DAMTP and Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge and currently comes from a position as Fellow from the CERN Theory Group. His main research interests are: perturbative corrections to scattering processes at particle colliders, improving the perturbative description of particle collisions to help achieve the full scientific potential of the LHC (and other colliders) in elucidating possible new physics. He has several top cited papers and his work is expected to play a relevant role in the design of several analyses and interpretation of measurements at the Large Hadron Collider experiment at CERN.
Chris Kouvaris got his Ph.D. at the renown MIT in US. He has then held a position as excellence team member of the most prestigious of the European Commission actions of the FP6 framework, now known as the ERC and then won the Marie Curie Fellowship of the European commission, both at the Niels Bohr Institute and the University of Southern Denmark. He comes from a position as research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. His main research interests are Beyond Standard Model Physics, Technicolor, Dark Matter, Neutron Stars, High density QCD, and spin asymmetries. He has been productive with high impact research papers in all fields of research he has worked on. In particular he has made substantial contributions while graduate student at MIT on matter in extreme conditions and in Denmark on Dark Matter from Technicolor theories and their impact on astrophysical objects