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

Dear colleague,

This letter is the first announcement of the second workshop entitled

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

which will take place at

The electroweak Standard model leaves many questions unanswered:

- Why are left handed fermions doublets with respect to the weak charge while right handed fermions are singlets? Are spins and charges unified? Why is parity not broken in strong and electromagnetic interactions?
- Why are quarks and leptons arranged in families? How can families be predicted? Where do the Yukawa couplings come from?
- Where do the coupling constants come from?

What are Higgs? Why have no light scalar fields yet been observed? - Where does the electroweak scale come from? Can we exclude the existence of constituents of quarks and leptons?
- Why is the ordinary space-time four dimensional? Why does flat space-time have the Minkowski metric? Do gravity and gauge fields unify?

The Physical Society together with 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.

We have asked European Physical Society and Slovenian Ministry of Science to sponsor this workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Slovenian National Committee for Physics, DMFA and the Department of Physics, FMP, University of Ljubljana.

The registration fee, which will include all the expenses, if living in the Plemelj's house, will not exceed 700 DM. We shall be able to pay travel and living expenses to a few participants from the Eastern countries, which are not able to come otherwise, if the Ministry of Science will sponsor the workshop.

We kindly ask you

2. Alexei Andreevich Anselm (anselm@lnpi.spb.su)

3. Borut Bajc (Borut.Bajc@ictp.trieste.it)

4. Saul Barshy (Aachen)

5. Zurab Berezhiani (berezhiani@ferrara.infn.it) (zurab@hep.physik.uni-muenchen.de)

6. Lars Bergstrom (lbe@physto.se)

7. Don Bennett (bennett@nbivms.nbi.dk)

8. Wilfried Buchm\" uller (buchmuwi@desyvax.desy.de)

9. Marcus Cohen (marcus@nmsu.edu)

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

11. Vladimir Fainberg (fainberg@td.lpi.ac.ru)

12. Recai Erdem (erdem@likya.iyte.edu.tr)

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

14. David Gross (gross@itp.ucsb.edu)

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

16. Lawrence J. Hall (hall\_lj@theorm.lbl.gov)

17. L. Hannibal (hannibal@uni-oldenburg.de)

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

19. Luis E. Ibanez (ibanez@madriz1.ft.uam.es)

20. Cecilia Jarlskog (cecilia.jarlskog@matfys.lth.se)

21. Dmitrij Kasakov (kazakovd@thsun1.jinr.dubna.su)

22. Astri Kleppe (astri@vana.physto.se)

23. Larisa Laperashvili (larisa@vitep5.itep.ru)

24. Karen Ter Martirosyan (termarti@vitep5.itep.ru)

25. Rabindra Mohapatra (RMohapatra@umdhep.umd.edu)

26. Ivica Picek (picek@phy.hr)

27. Matjaž Poljšak (matpoljsak@ijs.si)

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

29. Leszek Roszkowski (l.roszkowski@lancaster.ac.uk)

30. Mitja Rosina (mitja.rosina@ijs.si)

31. Graham Ross (g.ross@physics.oxford.ac.uk)

32. Svend E. Rugh (rugh@nbi.dk)

33. Hergen Scheck (hergen.scheck@desy.de)

34. Ivan Shushpanov

35. D. Singleton (das3y@maxwell.phys.csufresno.edu)

36. Glenn Starkman (gds6@po.cwru.edu)

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

38. Hanns Stremnitzer (STREM@Pap.UniVie.AC.AT)

39. Steven Weinberg (weinberg@physics.utexas.edu)

40. Richard Woodard (Richard.Woodard@cern.ch)

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

42. Holger Bech Nielsen (hbech@nbivms.nbi.dk)

43. Norma Mankoč Borštnik (norma.s.mankoc@ijs.si)