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

Dear colleague,

This letter is the second
announcement of the eighth workshop
entitled

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

which will take place at **Bled from 19th of July (arrival
day, afternoon) to 29th of July 2005 (departure
day, morning).
**

*Those of you that
intend to come are therefore kindly asked to send e-mails confirming that they
will come.*

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 seven 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. Last year we have
also organized the first conference
in a conference series
"What comes beyond the Standard models?" titled "Euroconference on symmetries beyond the Standard models" from

12. - 17. of July

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
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 June 2005**.

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 EUR 80 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 600 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.

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. Qaisar 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 Duff (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. Kumar Narain (narain@ictp.trieste.it)

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

67. Ronald Mirman
(sssbb@cunyvm.cuny.edu)

68. E. I. Guendelman
(guendel@bgumail.bgu.ac.il)

69. A. B. Kaganovich (alexk@bgumail.bgu.ac.il)