**The first announcement of the sixth workshop organized by Norma
Mankoč
Borštnik, Colin Froggatt and Holger Bech Nielsen**

Dear colleague,

This letter is the first announcement of the
sixth workshop entitled

**"What Comes Beyond the
Standard Model?"
**

which will take place at **Bled from 18 th
of July to 28 th of July 2003**, just after the *Euroconference on Symmetries Beyond the Standard Models*, the first
conference in the series of conferences titled *''What Comes Beyond the Standard Models''*. The conference will take
place in **hotel Histrion in Portoroz**,
Slovenia, **from 12 - 17 of July** **2003**. More information about the
conference can be found here.

Our workshop is organized for the purpose of answering some of the open questions in the electroweak Standard Model like:

- Why has Nature made a choice of four (noticeable) dimensions while all the others, if existing, are hidden? And what are the properties of space-time in the hidden dimensions?

- How could Nature make the decision about the breaking of symmetries down to the noticeable ones, coming from some higher dimension d?

- Why is the metric of space-time Minkowskian and how is the choice of metric connected with the evolution of our universe(s)?

- Where does the observed asymmetry between matter and antimatter originate from?

- Why do massless fields exist at all? Where does the weak scale come from?

- Why do only left-handed fermions carry the weak charge? Why does the weak charge break parity?

- What is the origin of Higgs fields? Where does the Higgs mass come from?

- Where does the small hierarchy come from? (Or why are some Yukawa couplings so small and where do they come from?)

- Do Majorana-like particles exist?

- Where do the generations come from?

- Can all known elementary particles be understood as different states of only one particle, with a unique internal space of spins and charges?

- How can all gauge fields (including gravity) be unified and quantized?

- Why do we have more matter than antimatter in our universe?

- What is our universe made out of (besides the baryonic matter)?

- What is the role of symmetries in Nature?

- What is the origin of the field which caused inflation?

The aim of the workshop is to bring together physicists, who are trying to find the answers to some of these and other open questions from the field of the elementary particles and cosmology and who would enjoy to actively discuss the above questions in a small group.

In the last four years we organized four workshops entitled ``What Comes Beyond the Standard Model?" They took place annually in July since 1998. Each year we spent ten days, trying to answer these questions in a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. One proceedings is published and Volumes I and II of the second are now published as well.

The Physical Society together with the Mathematical Society owns a house (an access map is
available here), whose owner was the well known mathematician Josip
Plemelj. This house can accept 16 people in 8 rooms.

It also has a lecture room for around 20 people. Bled is a nice town by the
lake of the same name, surrounded by mountains, with many comfortable hotels.

The workshop is organized by the Primorska Institute of Natural Sciences and
Technology and the University of Ljubljana, FMF, Department of Physics. We have asked the European Physical Society
and the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport to sponsor this
workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Slovenian National Committee for
Physics, DMFA, Department of Physics, FMP, University of Ljubljana.

ONE PAGE CONTRIBUTION

We kindly ask you to send a one page contribution to the workshop **until the end of May 2003**.

SUGGESTIONS FOR
DISCUSSIONS

We also ask you to write in a few sentences the suggestions
for the open problems, which you are prepared to lead the discussions for, or
you suggest the discussions about.

PRESENTATIONS

It is planned that in the first two or three days everybody will present her or his work in a one hour talk. In the rest of the workshop we shall discuss the open problems.

APPLICATION FORM

SURNAME........................................

FIRST NAME.....................................

TITLE (Mr., Mrs., Dr., Prof.)......................

MAILING ADDRESS................................

................................................

................................................

PHONE..........................................

FAX............................................

e-mail.........................................

CITIZENSHIP....................................

PASSPORT NUMBER AND DATE OF EXPIRY.............

DAY, MONTH AND YEAR OF BIRTH...................

ARRIVAL (day, hour; plane, train, car).........

Would you like to stay in the Plemelj's house, sharing the room with a
colleague? YES........(please suggest the name)

Would you prefer to stay in a hotel?(single room costs approximately DEM 120
per night) YES......

TITLE OF TALK.................................

The registration fee, which will include all the expenses, if living in the
Plemelj's house, will not exceed 450 EUR. We shall be able to pay travel and
living expenses to a few participants from the Eastern countries, who are not
able to come otherwise. Please let us know, if you need a letter of invitation
from the organizing committee either for your institute/university or for a
visa application. We shall send to all the participants a map of Bled (which
you can also find here).
We recommend that you bring appropriate shoes for trekking and mountaineering .

*We are looking forward to meeting you
at Bled.*

**Norma
Mankoč Borštnik, Holger Bech Nielsen, Colin Froggatt
**

The list of suggested participants:

*1. R.
Ablamowitz (rablamowicz@tntech.edu) *

*2. D.
Ahluwalia (vahluwa@cantera.reduaz.mx)*

*3. Borut
Bajc (Borut.Bajc@ijs.si)*

*4. Lars
Bergstrom (lbe@physto.se)*

*5. Don
Bennett (bennett@nbivms.nbi.dk)*

*6.
Loriano Bonora (bonora@sissa.it)*

*7. Milutin
Blagojevic (mb@phy.bg.ac.yu)*

*8. Wilfried
Buchmuller (buchmuwi@desyvax.desy.de)*

*9. Marcus
Cohen (marcus@nmsu.edu)*

*10.
Abdel Djouadi (Abdel.Djouadi@cern.ch)*

*11. Savas
Dimopoulos (savas@squirrel.stanford.edu) *

*
(Savas.Dimopoulos@cern.ch)(savas@leland.stanford.edu)*

*12. Valeri
Dvoeglazov (valeri@cantera.reduaz.mx)*

*13. Recai
Erdem (erdem@likya.iyte.edu.tr)*

*14. Paul
H. Frampton (frampton@physics.unc.edu)*

*15. Bojan
Gornik (bojan.gornik@fiz.uni-lj.si)*

*16. David
Gross (gross@itp.ucsb.edu)*

*17. Guang-jiong
Ni (gjni@fudan.ac.ch)*

*18. L.
Hannibal (hannibal@uni-oldenburg.de)*

*19. Gerard
't Hooft (g.thooft@fys.ruu.nl)*

*20. Jaime
Keller (keller@servidor.unam.mx)*

*21. Astri
Kleppe (KLEPPE@nbivms.nbi.dk)*

*22. Larisa
Laperashvili (larisa@vitep5.itep.ru)*

*23. Karen
Ter Martirosyan (termarti@vitep5.itep.ru)*

*24. Rabindra
Mohapatra (rmohapat@physics.umd.edu)*

*25. Roman
Nevzorov (nevzorov@heron.itep.ru)*

*26. Zbigniew
Oziewicz (oziewicz@math.cinvestav.mx)*

*27. Silvio
Pallua (pallua@phy.hr)*

*28. Matej
Pavsic (matej.pavsic@ijs.si)*

*29. Ivica
Picek (picek@phy.hr)*

*30. Matjaz
Poljsak (matpoljsak@ijs.si)*

*31. T.
Pradhan (pradhan@beta.iopb.stpbh.soft.net)*

*32. Marcos
Rosenbaum Pitluck (mrosen@roxanne.nuclecu.unam.mx)*

*33. Leszek
Roszkowski (l.roszkowski@lancaster.ac.uk)*

*34. Mitja
Rosina (mitja.rosina@ijs.si)*

*35. Svend
E. Rugh (rugh@nbi.dk)*

*36. Norberto
Salinas (norberto@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu)*

*37. Hergen
Scheck (hergen.scheck@desy.de)*

*38. Ivan
Shushpanov (shushpan@heron.itep.ru)*

*39. D.
Singleton (das3y@maxwell.phys.csufresno.edu)*

*40. Berthold
Stech (b.stech@thphys.uni-heidelberg.de)*

*41. Hanns
Stremnitzer (STREM@Pap.UniVie.AC.AT)*

*42. Yasutaka
Takanishi(yasutaka@ictp.trieste.it)*

*43.
Michael Turner (m.turner@oddjob.uchicago.edu)*

*44. Steven
Weinberg (weinberg@physics.utexas.edu)*

*45. Julius
Wess (Julius.Wess@physik.uni-muenchen.de)*

*46. Richard
Woodard (Richard.Woodard@cern.ch)*

*47. Marek
Zralek (zralek@us.edu.pl)*

*48. Colin
Froggatt (c.froggatt@physics.gla.ac.uk)*

*49. Holger
Bech Nielsen (hbech@nbivms.nbi.dk)*

*50. Norma
Mankoc Borstnik (norma.s.mankoc@ijs.si)*

*51.
Qair Shafi (shafi@bartol.udel.edu)*

*52.
Roy Alexan (aleksan@hep.saclay.cea.fr)*

*53.
Enrique Alvarez (enrique.alvarez@uam.es)*

*54.
Ignatios Antoniadis (Ignatios.Antoniadis@cern.ch)*

*55.
John W. Barrett (jwb@maths.nott.ac.uk)*

*56.
Michael McDuff (mduff@umich.edu)*

*57.
Roman Jackiw (jackiw@lns.mit.edu)*

*58.
Dmitri Kazakov (kazakovd@thsun1.jinr.ru)*

*59.
Elias Kiritsis (kiritsis@physics.uoc.gr)*

*60.
Wolfgang Kummer (wkummer@tph.tuwien.ac.at)*

*61.
Fedele Lizzi (Fedele.Lizzi@na.infn.it)*

*62.
John Madore (John.Madore@th.u-psud.fr)*

*63.
Lev Okun (okun@heron.itep.ru)*

*64.
Eliezer Rabinovici (ELIEZER@vms.HUJI.AC.IL)*

*65.
Alfred Wassermann (Alfred.Wassermann@uni-bayreuth.de)*

*66.
Kumar Narain (narain@ictp.trieste.it)*

*67.
Pavle Saksida (pavle.saksida@fmf.uni-lj.si)*

*68.
Ronald Mirman (sssbb@cunyvm.cuny.edu)*