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### Upcoming Events

 Event Date and Location Summary Jure Zupan (University of Cincinnati) Tue. November 20th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Foldy room Effective field theories for dark matter direct detection Abstract: I will discuss the nonperturbative matching of the effective field theory Mark B. Wise (Caltech) Tue. November 27th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Foldy room Loop induced inflationary non-Gaussianites that give rise to an  enhanced galaxy power spectrum at small wave-vectors   Abstract:  I outline Stephane Coutu (Penn State) Tue. December 4th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Abstract:  Host: Covault Bhupal Dev (Washington U., St. Louis) Tue. March 5th, 2019 11:30 am-12:30 pm at foldy room (Rock 211) Bharat Ratra (Kansas State University) Fri. September 6th, 2019 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Foldy room Cosmological Seed Magnetic Field from Inflation A cosmological magnetic field of nG strength on Mpc length scales could be the

### Past Events

 Event Date Summary Jonathan Ouellet (MIT) Tue. November 13th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm First Results from the ABRACADABRA-10cm Prototype The evidence for the existence of Dark Matter is well supported by many cosmological Francesc Ferrer (Washington University) Tue. October 30th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Primordial black holes in the wake of LIGO The detection of gravitational waves from the merger of black holes of Xiaoju Xu (University of Utah) Tue. October 16th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Multivariate Dependent Halo and Galaxy Assembly Bias Galaxies form in dark matter halos, and their properties and distributions are connected Brad Benson (University of Chicago) Tue. October 9th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm New Results from the South Pole Telescope I will give an overview of the South Pole Telescope (SPT), a 10-meter Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Fri. October 5th, 2018 12:45 pm-1:45 pm Evidence for a New Component of Solar Gamma-Ray Emission The Sun is not expected to be a bright gamma-ray source Tim Linden (Ohio State University) Tue. October 2nd, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm 2018 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture 2 The Rise of the Leptons: Emission from Pulsars will Dominate the next Decade of Mahmoud Parvizi (Vanderbilt University) Tue. September 25th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmological Observables via Non-equilibrium Quantum Dynamics in Non-stationary Spacetimes Abstract:  In nearly all cases cosmological observables associated with quantum matter Miguel Zumalacarregui (UC Berkeley & IPhT Saclay) Tue. September 18th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Dark Universe in the Gravitational Wave Era Evidence shows that we live in a universe where 95% of the Andre De Gouvea (Northwestern Univ.) Fri. September 7th, 2018 12:45 pm-1:45 pm Chiral Dark Sectors, Neutrino Masses, and Dark Matter I discuss the hypothesis that there are new chiral fermions particles that Anastasia Fialkov (Harvard Univ.) Tue. August 7th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm SHINING LIGHT INTO COSMIC DARK AGES The first billion years is the least-explored epoch in cosmic history. The first claimed detection Amy Connolly (The Ohio State University) Tue. May 8th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm High Energy Neutrino Astronomy through Radio Detection  Multimessenger astronomy has entered an exciting new era with the recent discovery of Stuart Raby (Ohio State University) Tue. May 1st, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Fitting amu and B physics anomalies with a Z’ and a Vector-like 4th family in the Standard Model The Standard Model Tyce DeYoung (Michigan State University) Tue. April 24th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am First light at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the world’s largest neutrino detector, monitors a cubic kilometer Camille Avestruz (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago) Tue. April 17th, 2018 11:30 am-1:30 pm Computationally Probing Large Structures We can constrain cosmological parameters by measuring patterns in the large scale structure of our universe, Hayden Lee (Harvard University) Tue. April 3rd, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Collider Physics for Inflation Cosmological correlation functions encode the spectrum of particles during inflation, in analogy to scattering amplitudes in Segev BenZvi (University of Rochester) Tue. March 27th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am The Latest Results from the HAWC Very High-Energy Gamma-ray Survey The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory, located in central Cliff Cheung (Caltech) Tue. March 20th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Unification from Scattering Amplitudes   The modern S-matrix program offers an elegant approach to bootstrapping quantum field theories without the John Beacom (The Ohio State University) Tue. March 6th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm A New Era for Solar Neutrinos Abstract: Studies of solar neutrinos have been tremendously important, revealing the nature of the Sun’s Lindley Winslow (MIT) Wed. February 28th, 2018 1:30 pm-2:00 pm First Results from CUORE: Majorana Neutrinos and the Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay The neutrino is unique among the Standard Model Richard Ruiz (IPPP-Durham, UK) Tue. February 20th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Left–Right Symmetry: At the Edges of Phase Space and Beyond The Left–Right Symmetric model (LRSM) remains one of the best Andrew J. Long (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago) Tue. February 13th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Testing baryons from bubbles with colliders and cosmology   “Why is there more matter than antimatter?”  This simple question is arguably Ayres Freitas (University of Pittsburgh) Tue. February 6th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Radiative Corrections in Universal Extra Dimensions Universal extra dimensions is an interesting extension of the Standard Model that is naturally David McKeen (University of Pittsburgh) Tue. January 30th, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 am Neutrino Portal Dark Matter Dark matter that interacts with the standard model (SM) through the “neutrino portal” is a possibility Anders Johan Andreassen (Harvard University) Tue. January 23rd, 2018 11:30 am-12:30 pm Tunneling in Quantum Field Theory and the Ultimate Fate of our Universe One of the most concrete implications of the Dragan Huterer (U. Michigan) Fri. December 1st, 2017 12:45 pm-1:45 pm title and abstract tba Arthur Kosowsky (Pittsburgh) Tue. November 28th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm title and abstract tba Simone Aiola (Princeton) Tue. November 14th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmology with ACTPol and AdvACT The bolometric polarimeter at the focal plane of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope allows us to James Bonifacio (Oxford and CWRU) Tue. October 31st, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm Title: Amplitudes for massive spinning particles  Abstract: I will review a method for constructing scattering amplitudes for spinning particles and Lloyd Knox (UC Davis) Tue. October 17th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Standard Cosmological Model: A Status Report Overall, the standard cosmological model has enjoyed enormous empirical success. But there are Rachel Bezanson (Pittsburgh) Tue. October 10th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm Title: The Surprisingly Complex Lives of Massive Galaxies   Abstract: Massive galaxies reside in the densest and most evolved regions Tiziana Di Matteo (Carnegie Mellon) Tue. September 26th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm The next massive galaxy and quasar frontier at the Cosmic Dawn Many of the advances in our understanding of cosmic Laura Gladstone (CWRU) Tue. September 19th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm Neutrinos: cool, cold, coldest   In all of particle physics, neutrinos are some of the most ghostly particles we’ve detected. Liang Wu, University California Berkeley, MPPL2,Giant nonlinear optical responses in Weyl semimetals Tue. September 12th, 2017 11:30 pm-12:30 pm Giant nonlinear optical responses in Weyl semimetals Recently Weyl quasi-particles have been observed in transition metal monopnictides (TMMPs) such as Gabriela Marques, National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro and CWRU Tue. September 5th, 2017 11:30 am-12:30 pm title and abstract tba Sarah Shandera (Penn State) Tue. May 9th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Cosmological open quantum systems Our current understanding of the universe relies on an inherently quantum origin for the rich, inhomogeneous Ema Dimastrogiovanni (CWRU) Tue. April 25th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Primordial gravitational waves: Imprints and search Discussed will be some interesting scenarios for the generation of gravitational waves from inflation Matthew Johnson (Perimeter Institute) Tue. April 18th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mapping Ultra Large Scale Structure Anomalies in the CMB on large angular scales could find an explanation in terms of David Chuss (Villanova) Tue. April 11th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm The Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) Precise observations of the cosmic microwave background have played a leading role in Donghui Jeong (Penn State) Tue. April 4th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Non-linearities in large-scale structure: Induced gravitational waves, non-linear galaxy bias I will present my recent work on non-linearities in large-scale Ben Monreal (CWRU) Tue. March 28th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Nuclei, neutrinos, and microwaves: searching for the neutrino mass in tritium decay When Enrico Fermi published his theory of beta Mauricio Bustamante (CCAPP, OSU) Tue. March 21st, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Prospecting for new physics with high-energy astrophysical neutrinos High-energy astrophysical neutrinos, recently discovered by IceCube, are fertile ground to look Robert Caldwell (Dartmouth) Tue. March 7th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Cosmology with Flavor-Space Locked Fields We present new models of cosmic acceleration built from a cosmological SU(2) field in a Matthew Baumgart (Perimeter Institute) Tue. February 14th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm De Sitter Wavefunctionals and the Resummation of Time The holographic RG of Anti-De Sitter gives a powerful clue about the Andrew Zentner (Pittsburgh) Tue. February 7th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm The Power-Law Galaxy Correlation Function For nearly 40 years, the galaxy-galaxy correlation function has been used to characterize the distribution Kurt Hinterbichler (CWRU) Tue. January 31st, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Partially Massless Higher-Spin Gauge Theory The higher spin theories of Vasiliev are gauge theories that contain towers of massless particles Lucile Savary (MIT) — Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer Tue. January 24th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Quantum Spin Ice Recent work has highlighted remarkable effects of classical thermal fluctuations in the dipolar spin ice compounds, such Lucile Savary (MIT) — Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecturer Mon. January 23rd, 2017 4:15 pm-5:15 pm A New Type of Quantum Criticality in the Pyrochlore Iridates The search for truly quantum phases of matter is one Claire Zukowski (Columbia U.) Tue. January 17th, 2017 11:00 am-12:00 pm Emergent de Sitter Spaces from Entanglement Entropy A theory of gravity can be holographically “emergent” from a field theory in Beatrice Bonga (Penn State) Tue. December 6th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm The closed universe and the CMB Cosmic microwave background (CMB) observations put strong constraints on the spatial curvature via estimation of Yi-Zen Chu (University of Minnesota, Duluth) Tue. November 29th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Causal Structure Of Gravitational Waves In Cosmology Despite being associated with particles of zero rest mass, electromagnetic and gravitational waves Daniel Winklehner (MIT) Tue. November 22nd, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm On the development and applications of high-intensity cyclotrons in neutrino physics and energy research The cyclotron is one of, if Austin Joyce (Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, Chicago) Tue. November 15th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Soft limits, asymptotic symmetries, and inflation in Flatland There has been much recent interest in soft limits, both of flat Rachel Rosen (Columbia University) Tue. November 8th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Non-Singular Black Holes in Massive Gravity When starting with a static, spherically-symmetric ansatz, there are currently two types of black Tao Han (University of Pittsburgh) Fri. November 4th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Splitting and showering in the electroweak sector We derive the splitting functions for the Standard Model electroweak sector at high Sean Bryan (Arizona State University) Tue. October 18th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Cosmology with Millimeter Wave LEKIDs: CMB, Spectroscopy, and Imaging with TolTEC Millimeter-wave cameras offer a unique window on the history Stacy McGaugh (CWRU Astronomy) [note time] Tue. October 11th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm *Note that the seminar may be pushed back to 11:30-12:30. The Radial Acceleration Relation in Rotationally Supported Galaxies We report a Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan) Tue. September 20th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Scattering amplitudes and soft theorems I will give a pedagogical introduction to the spinor helicity formalism which provides a very Bob Brown (CWRU) Tue. September 13th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Understanding Color-Kinematics Duality with a New Symmetry: From Radiation Zeros to BCJ I discuss a new set of symmetries obeyed by Bryan Lynn (CWRU and University College London) Tue. September 6th, 2016 11:00 am-12:00 pm Raymond Stora’s last work Excursion Sets, Peaks and Other Creatures: Improved Analytical Models of LSS – Marcello Musso Tue. May 3rd, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will present recent developments in analytical methods to predict abundance, clustering, velocities and bias of Dark Matter halos. In Do We Understand the Universe? – Raul Jimenez Tue. April 26th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm Observations of the cosmos provide a valuable tool to study the fundamental laws of nature. The future generation of astronomical New Directions in Bouncing Cosmologies – Anna M. Ijjas Tue. April 19th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk, I will discuss novel ideas to smooth and flatten the universe and generate nearly scale-invariant perturbations during Beyond Precision Cosmology – Licia Verde Tue. April 5th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm The avalanche of data over the past 10-20 years has propelled cosmology into the “precision era”. The next challenge cosmology New Approaches to Dark Matter – Justin Khoury Tue. March 29th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk I will discuss a novel theory of superfluid dark matter. The scenario matches the predictions of the Calibration of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Detectors – Madeline Wade Tue. March 22nd, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm Calibration is the critical link between the LIGO detectors and searches for gravitational-wave signals in LIGO data. The LIGO calibration New Probes of Large-scale CMB Anomalies – Simone Aiola Tue. March 15th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm Inflation prescribes a homogenous and isotropic universe on large scales, and it generates density fluctuations which are expected to be Joining Forces Against the Dark Side of the Universe: The Cosmic Microwave Background and the Large Scale Structure – Shirley Ho Fri. March 4th, 2016 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Despite tremendous recent progress, gaps remain in our knowledge of our understanding of the Universe. For example, we have yet Testing Early Universe Physics with Upcoming Observations – Emanuela Dimastrogiovanni Wed. February 10th, 2016 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Cosmology has seen tremendous progress thanks to precision measurements and is bound to greatly benefit from upcoming Large Scale Structure New Paradigm for Physics Beyond the Standard Model – Pavel Fileviez Perez Tue. February 9th, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm The great desert hypothesis in particle physics defines the relation between the electroweak scale and the high scale where an Cosmology from the Megaparsec to the Micron – Amol Upadhye Fri. February 5th, 2016 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Two major challenges for cosmology over the next decade are to characterize the dark energy responsible for the cosmic acceleration Massive and Partially Massless Gravity and Higher spins – Kurt Hinterbichler Tue. February 2nd, 2016 11:30 am-12:30 pm On de Sitter space, there exists a special value for the mass of a graviton for which the linear theory Testing Eternal Inflation – Matthew Johnson Tue. December 8th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm The theory of eternal inflation in an inflaton potential with multiple vacua predicts that our universe is one of many Bigravity: Dead or Alive? – Adam Solomon Tue. December 1st, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Spurred in large part by the discovery of the accelerating universe, recent years have seen tremendous advances in our understanding Bi-gravity from DGP Two-brane Model – Yasuho Yamashita Wed. October 28th, 2015 12:30 pm-1:30 pm We discuss whether or not bigravity theory can be embedded into the braneworld setup. As a candidate, we consider Dvali-Gabadadze-Porrati The Instability of de Sitter Space and Dynamical Dark Energy: Massless Degrees of Freedom from the Conformal Anomaly in Cosmology – Emil Mottola Tue. October 27th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Global de Sitter space is unstable to particle creation, even for a massive free field theory with no self-interactions. The Perspectives on WIMP Dark Matter – Pearl Sandick Tue. October 13th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm The question of the identity of dark matter remains one of the most important outstanding puzzles in modern physics. Weakly The Standard Model of Particle Physics via Non-Commutative Geometry – Latham Boyle Fri. October 9th, 2015 12:30 pm-1:30 pm I will introduce Connes’ notion of non-commutative geometry, and explain how it offers a novel geometric perspective on certain otherwise An Anisotropic Universe Due to Dimension-changing False Vacuum Decay – James Scargill Tue. September 29th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk I will consider the observational consequences of models of inflation after false vacuum decay in which the Prospects for Measuring the Neutron-star Equation of State with Advanced Gravitational-wave Detectors – Leslie Wade Tue. September 22nd, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm It is widely anticipated that the first direct detections of gravitational waves will be made by advanced gravitational-wave detectors, such Gravitational Signals from Noise in the Hubble Diagram – Edward Macaulay Tue. May 5th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Understanding the nature of the dark universe requires precise measurements of the background expansion history, and also the growth rate The Race for the Highest Energy Neutrinos in the Universe – Patrick Allison Tue. April 7th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm In 1969, Berezinsky and Zatsepin predicted a flux of ultra-high energy (greater than 1 EeV) neutrinos due to cosmic ray Macro Dark Matter – David Jacobs Tue. March 31st, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Dark matter is a vital component of the current best model of our universe, Lambda-CDM. There are leading candidates for Wave Turbulence in Preheating – Henrique de Oliveira Tue. March 24th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm We have studied the nonlinear preheating dynamics of several inflationary models. They include nonminimally coupled scalar fields and two-fields models. Mapping New Physics with the Cosmic Microwave Background – Jeff McMahon Mon. February 23rd, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is the afterglow of the big bang and the oldest light in the universe that Optical Frequency Combs and Precision Spectroscopy – Jason Stalnaker Tue. February 17th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Atomic spectroscopy has a long history of providing tests of fundamental physics. This tradition continues as the precision and accuracy of Numerical Relativity in Spherical Polar Coordinates – Thomas W. Baumgarte Thu. February 12th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm Numerical relativity simulations have made dramatic advances in recent years. Most of these simulations adopt Cartesian coordinates, which have some Is Clustering Dark Energy Non-linear? The AP Resummation Approach – Stefano Anselmi Tue. February 3rd, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm In order to gain insights on the mysterious component driving the acceleration of the Universe the future surveys will measure Sterile Plus Active Neutrinos and Neutrino Oscillations – Leonard Kisslinger Mon. January 26th, 2015 12:30 pm-1:30 pm The talk will be based on recent neutrino oscillation experiments that have determined that there is almost certainly a sterile New Accelerators for Neutrino Physics – Matt Toups Tue. January 20th, 2015 11:30 am-12:30 pm DAEδALUS is a proposed phased neutrino experiment, whose ultimate aim is to search for evidence of CP violation in the The Universe as a Cosmic String – Florian Niedermann Tue. November 25th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm We are investigating modifications of general relativity that are operative at the largest observable scales. In this context, we are Imprints of the Standard Model in the Sky? – Daniel G. Figueroa Tue. November 18th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm The existence of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs implies that a gravitational wave (GW) background is generated by the decay New Ideas for Dark Energy and Also for Dust Discrimination in B-mode Maps – Marc Kamionkowski Fri. November 14th, 2014 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Intergalactic Magnetic Fields – Tanmay Vachaspati Tue. November 11th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will describe theoretical motivation for the existence of parity violating (helical) intergalactic magnetic fields and recent and growing observational Peaks and Troughs in Large Scale Structure – Ravi K. Sheth Tue. November 4th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will reiew recent and substantial progress in modeling the cosmic web. This progress, which results from merging two different High Precision Cosmology with BAO Surveys: BOSS and Future 21cm BAO Surveys – Hee-Jong Seo Fri. October 24th, 2014 12:30 pm-1:30 pm The large scale structure of matter and galaxies contains important information on the evolution of the Universe. Baryon acoustic oscillations The Shape of the Electron, and Why It Matters – Amar Vutha Tue. October 14th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm The universe, or at least the 5% of it that we understand, is described rather well by the Standard Model Precision Cosmology with Galaxy Surveys: Understanding Intrinsic Alignments and Redshift-space Distortions – Jonathan A. Blazek Fri. October 10th, 2014 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Galaxy imaging and redshift surveys, designed to measure gravitational lensing and galaxy clustering, remain the most powerful probes of large-scale Healthy Theories Beyond Horndeski – Jerome Gleyzes Wed. September 3rd, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm In search for a candidate that could explain the current acceleration of the Universe, a lot of attention has been Interacting Spin-2 Fields – Johannes Noller Tue. September 2nd, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk I will discuss some recent progress in our understanding of the spin-2 sector, focussing on theories with Recent Progress in Large-Scale Structure – Roman Scoccimarro Fri. May 9th, 2014 11:00 am-12:00 pm I will discuss recent progress in the understanding of how to model galaxy clustering. While recent analyses have focussed on Atom Interferometry Fundamentals and its Applications in Space Science – Babak Saif Tue. May 6th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm Shape of the Universe – Daniel Müller Tue. April 29th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm The most recent observations indicate that the Universe is isotropic, with a small spatial curvature, which can be either positive, Testing Gravity via Lunar Laser Ranging – Tom Murphy Tue. April 22nd, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm Forty years ago, Apollo astronauts placed the first of several retroreflector arrays on the moon. Laser range measurements between the WIMP physics with direct detection – Annika H. G. Peter Tue. April 8th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm One of the best-motivated classes of dark-matter candidate is the Weakly-Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP). In this talk, I will discuss Probing Dark Energy Using Growth of Structure: The Role of Simulations – Hao-Yi Wu Tue. April 1st, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm The growth of cosmic structure provides a unique approach for measuring the dynamic evolution of dark energy and distinguishing different Science with CMB Spectral Distortions: a New Window to Early-Universe Physics – Jens Chluba Tue. March 18th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm Since COBE/FIRAS we know that the CMB spectrum is extremely close to a perfect blackbody. There are, however, a number The Marvelous Success of the Standard Model of Cosmology – Lloyd Knox Wed. February 26th, 2014 12:30 pm-1:30 pm The standard model of cosmology has been remarkably successful in its predictions for current data given earlier data. One can 21cm Cosmology – Ue-Li Pen Tue. February 18th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm I present recent developments in a new window to map the large scale structure of the universe through intensity mapping using Cosmology and Systematics of Multi-wavelength Galaxy Cluster Observables – Tomasz Biesiadzinski Tue. February 11th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm The current concordance lCDM cosmological model describes a universe where cold dark matter seeds structure formation and a cosmological constant Quantum-Limited Superconducting Detectors and Amplifiers for Cosmology – Philip Mauskopf Fri. February 7th, 2014 12:30 pm-1:30 pm 21-cm Intensity Mapping – Jeffrey Peterson Tue. January 28th, 2014 11:30 am-12:30 pm Supersymmetry, Non-thermal Dark Matter and Precision Cosmology Tue. December 3rd, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm Within the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), LHC bounds suggest that scalar superpartner masses are far above the electroweak scale. Cosmic Bandits: Exploration vs. Exploitation in Cosmological Surveys – Ely Kovetz Tue. November 26th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm Various cosmological observations consist of prolonged integrations over small patches of sky. These include searches for B-modes in the CMB, Turning trajectories in multi-field inflation – Krzysztof Turzyński Tue. November 19th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm The latest results from the PLANCK collaboration, consistent with the simplest single-field models of slow-roll inflation and with no trace Lorentz violation in gravity: why, how and where – Diego Blas Mon. November 18th, 2013 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Recent approaches to quantum gravity question the role of Lorentz invariance as a fundamental symmetry of Nature. This has implications Non-local quantum effects in cosmology – John Donoghue Tue. November 12th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm In general relativity, there are non-local quantum effects that come from the propagation of light particles including gravitons. I will Cosmology from conformal symmetry – Austin Joyce Tue. October 29th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm We will explore the role that conformal symmetries may play in cosmology. First, we will discuss the symmetries underlying the Goldstone bosons with spontaneously broken Lorentz symmetry – Riccardo Penco Tue. October 15th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk, I will discuss some general properties of effective theories of Goldstone bosons in which Lorentz symmetry is Slavnov-Taylor Identities for Primordial Perturbations – Lasha Berezhiani Tue. October 8th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will show that all consistency relations for the primordial perturbations derive from a single, master identity, which follows from Symmetry Breaking and Galileons – Garrett Goon Wed. October 2nd, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm Galileons, and related theories, have deep connections to spontaneous symmetry breaking. After reviewing the origins of Galileon theories, I motivate CMB Lensing: reconstruction from polarisation & implications for cosmology from cross correlation with galaxies – Ruth Pearson Tue. September 24th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm CMB Lensing is a probe of the matter distribution between the surface of last scattering and today, which has been Making the connection between galaxy voids, dark matter underdensities and theory – Paul Sutter Tue. September 10th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA The Universe in a New Light: the First Cosmological Results from the Planck Mission – Bill Jones Tue. April 30th, 2013 2:30 pm-3:30 pm The precision and accuracy of the recently released Planck data are without precedent; the data from a single experiment provide Detecting Modified Gravity in the Stars – Jeremy Sakstein Mon. April 29th, 2013 10:30 am-11:30 am Screened scalar-tensor gravity such as chameleon and symmetron theories allow order one deviations from General Relativity on large scales whilst Senior Project Symposium Sat. April 20th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm In search for hints of resonance in the CMB power spectrum – Daan Meerburg Tue. April 16th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm We investigate possible resonance effects in the primordial power spectrum using the latest CMB data. These effects are predicted by Black Hole Space-Times from S Matrices – Ira Rothstein Tue. April 9th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk I will show how to generate classical space-times directly from S matrices. The method makes no use Testing gravity with pulsars, black holes and the microwave background – Lam Hui Tue. April 2nd, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm We will discuss 3 topics: 1. a way to detect gravitational waves using binaries; 2. a way to test general Neutrinoless double beta decay results from EXO-200 – Carter Hall Tue. March 26th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm Neutrinoless double beta decay has never been definitively observed, although for the last ten years one group has claimed to CMB Non-Gaussianity from Recombination and Fingerprints of Dark Matter – Cora Dvorkin Tue. February 26th, 2013 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk, I show that dark matter annihilation around the time of recombination can lead to growing ionization perturbations, Odd tensor modes from particle production during inflation – Lorenzo Sorbo Tue. December 4th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Several mechanisms can lead to production of particles during primordial inflation. I will review how such a phenomenon occurs and Advances in Solving the Two-Body Problem in General Relativity: Implications for the Search of Gravitational Waves – Alessandra Buonanno Tue. November 20th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Compact binary systems composed of black holes and neutron stars are among the most promising sources for ground-based gravitational-wave detectors, Effective Field Theory for Fluids – Rachel Rosen Tue. November 13th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk I will present the low-energy effective field theory that describes the infrared dynamics of non-dissipative fluids. In Recent Results from CDMS II and The SuperCDMS Dark-matter Program – Raymond Bunker Tue. November 6th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment (CDMS II) was designed to directly detect dark matter by simultaneously measuring phonon and Kicking Chameleons: Early Universe Challenges for Chameleon Gravity – Adrienne Erickcek Tue. October 9th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Chameleon gravity is a scalar-tensor theory that mimics general relativity in the Solar System. The scalar degree of freedom is A new window on primordial non-Gaussianity – Enrico Pajer Tue. October 2nd, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm We know very little about primordial curvature perturbations on scales smaller than about a Mpc. I review how mu-type distortion of The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) – a new tool to probe the dark energy driven expansion history of the universe from z=1-3 – Matt Dobbs Tue. September 25th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The most surprising discovery in cosmology since Edwin Hubble observed the expansion of the Universe isthat the rate of this Non-Gaussianity from general inflationary states – Nishant Agarwal Tue. September 18th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will describe the effects of non-trivial initial quantum states for inflationary fluctuations within the context of the effective field Boosting the Universe: Observational consequences of our motion – Amanda Yoho Tue. September 11th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), photons from the earliest epoch that are able to free stream towards us, provides a The interplay between high and low redshift universe – Azadeh Moradinezhad Dizgah Tue. September 4th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Download the slides Supersymmetry, Naturalness, and the LHC: Where Do We Stand? – Matthew Reece Tue. May 1st, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The LHC has accumulated a large luminosity and has already begun ruling out a wide range of theoretical scenarios. I Gravitational Wave Detection with Pulsars: the NANOGrav collaboration – Dan Stinebring Tue. April 24th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The effort to detect long-wavelength gravitational waves with a pulsar timing array (PTA) is progressing well, with three major international Hunting for de Sitter vacua in the String Landscape – Gary Shiu Tue. April 17th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Results from observational cosmology suggest that our universe is currently accelerating. The simplest explanation is that we are living in Bosonic and Fermionic Non-thermal Dark Matter Isocurvature Perturbations and Non-Gaussianities – Daniel Chung Tue. April 10th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Dark matter candidates in a broad class of non-thermal models produce primordial isocurvature perturbations and non-Gaussianities. We discuss the model Ghost-free multi-metric interactions Tue. April 3rd, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm The idea that the graviton may be massive has seen a resurgence of interest due to recent progress which has Chromo-Natural Inflation – Peter Adshead Tue. March 27th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will describe a new model for inflation – Chromo-Natural Inflation – consisting of an axionic scalar field coupled to Testing the concordance cosmology with weak gravitational lensing – Ali Vanderveld Tue. March 20th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Weak gravitational lensing, whereby the images of background galaxies are distorted by foreground matter, can be a powerful cosmological probe An estimator for statistical anisotropy from the CMB bispectrum – Ema Dimstrogiovanni Tue. February 28th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Various data analysis of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation present anomalous features that can be interpreted as indications of Local Primordial non-Gaussianity in Large-scale Structure – Marilena LoVerde Tue. February 21st, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Primordial non-Gaussianity is among the most promising of few observational tests of physics at the inflationary epoch. At present non-Gaussianity Inflation, or What? – William Kinney Tue. February 14th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmological inflation is the leading candidate theory for the physics of the early universe, and is in beautiful agreement with Quantum Kinetics and Thermalization of Hawking Radiation – Dmitry Podolsky Tue. February 7th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Hawking’s discovery of black holes radiance along with Bekenstein’s conjecture of the generalized second law of thermodynamics inspired a conceptually Condensates and quasiparticles in inflationary cosmology – Daniel Boyanovsky Mon. February 6th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Correlation functions during inflation feature infrared effects that could undermine a perturbative study. I will discuss self-consistent mechanisms of mass Gravitational Waves from Cosmological Phase Transitions – Tom Giblin Tue. January 31st, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmological phase transitions occurred. I will talk about recent advances in modeling possible phase transitions when these transitions are mediated Spatially Covariant Theories of a Transverse, Traceless Graviton – Godfrey Miller Tue. January 24th, 2012 11:30 am-12:30 pm General relativity is a generally covariant, locally Lorentz covariant theory of two transverse, traceless graviton degrees of freedom. According to Dark matter bounds from direct and indirect searches – Aravind Natarajan Tue. November 22nd, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm I discuss ways of constraining dark matter properties using a combination of direct and indirect dark matter measurements. The DAMA, Light does not always travel on the light cone – Yi-Zen Chu Tue. November 15th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Massless particles such as photons and gravitons do not travel solely on the null cone in a generic curved spacetime. Holographic Quantum Quench – Sumit Das Fri. November 11th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm The holographic correspondence between non-gravitational field theories and gravitational theories in one higher dimension can be used to study non-equilibrium A Paradise Island for Deformed Gravity – Florian Kuehnel Tue. November 8th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss our recently-proposed model (hep-th/1106.3566) of deformations of general relativity that are consistent and potentially phenomenologically viable, since Measuring the dark sector with clusters of galaxies – Douglas Clowe Tue. November 1st, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Since Zwicky (1933), we have known that clusters of galaxies have gravitational potentials which are too large to be explained Carving Out the Space of Conformal Field Theories – David Simmons-Duffin Fri. October 28th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Conformal Field Theories (CFTs) are theories that are symmetric under changes of distance scale, like a fractal or a Russian Understanding Chameleon Scalar Fields via Electrostatic Analogy – Kate Jones-Smith Tue. October 18th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm The late-time accelerated expansion of the universe could be caused by a scalar field that is screened on small scales, How Asymmetric Dark Matter May Alter the Conditions of Stardom – Andrew Zentner Tue. September 27th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Numerous recent experimental results have reinforced interest in a class of models dubbed “Asymmetric Dark Matter” (ADM), in which the How the genome folds – Erez Lieberman Aiden Fri. September 23rd, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm I describe Hi-C, a novel technology for probing the three-dimensional architecture of whole genomes by coupling proximity-based ligation with massively Lumps and bumps in the early universe: (p)reheating and oscillons after inflation – Mustafa Amin Tue. September 20th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Our understanding of the universe between the end of inflation and production of light elements is incomplete. How did inflation Massive gravitons and enhanced gravitational lensing – Mark Wyman Tue. April 26th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm The mystery of dark energy suggests that there is new gravitational physics at low energies and on long length scales. Learning about Aspects of Clusters and Cosmology from Weak and Strong Gravitational Lensing Approaches – Mandeep Gill Tue. April 12th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will cover several aspects of current astrophysics that can be probed by various regimes of lensing in simulations and Thick-wall tunneling in a piecewise linear and quadratic potential – Pascal Vaudrevange Tue. April 12th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm After reviewing the basics of Coleman deLuccia tunneling, especially in the thin-wall limit, I discuss an (almost) exact tunneling solution Gravitational wave astronomy in the next decade – Xavier Siemens Tue. April 5th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm In the next decade two types of gravitational wave experiments are expected to result in the direct detection of gravitational Testing Dark Energy with Massive Galaxy Clusters – Michael Mortonson Tue. March 29th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Existing observations of the cosmic expansion history place strong restrictions on the rate of large scale structure growth predicted by New observational power from halo bias – Sarah Shandera Tue. March 22nd, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Non-Gaussianity of the local type will be particularly well constrained by large scale structure through measurements of the power spectra Constraining the cosmic growth history with large scale structure – Rachel Bean Tue. March 15th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm We consider how upcoming, prospective large scale structure surveys, measuring galaxy weak lensing, position and peculiar velocity correlations, in tandem What to do with 350,000 astronomers – Chris Lintott Fri. February 18th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Since its launch in 2007, the Galaxy Zoo project has involved hundreds of thousands of volunteers in the morphological classification Astrophysics with Gravitational-Wave Detectors – Vuk Mandic Tue. February 8th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm Gravitational waves are predicted by the general theory of relativity to be produced by accelerating mass systems with quadrupole moment. New and Old Massive Gravity – Claudia de Rham Tue. February 1st, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA A new method for cosmological parameter estimation from Supernovae Type Ia data – Marisa March Tue. January 18th, 2011 11:30 am-12:30 pm We present a new methodology to extract constraints on cosmological parameters from SNIa data obtained with the SALT lightcurve fitter. K-essence Interactions with Neutrinos: Flavor Oscillations without Mass – Christopher Gauthier Tue. December 7th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this talk we discuss a novel means of coupling neutrinos to a Lorentz violating background k-essence field. K-essence is Light from Cosmic Strings – Tanmay Vachaspati Tue. November 16th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Testing the No-Hair Theorem with Astrophysical Black Holes – Dmitrios Psaltis Tue. November 2nd, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Kerr spacetime of spinning black holes is one of the most intriguing predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Cosmological Constraints from Peculiar Velocities – Arthur Kosowski Fri. October 29th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Peculiar velocities of galaxies and clusters are induced during the formation of structure in the universe via gravitational forces. As IR issues in Inflation – Richard Holman Fri. October 15th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm I review some problems involving IR divergences in de Sitter space that give rise to behavior such as secular growth The Angular Distribution of the Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays – Andrew Jaffe Tue. October 12th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Bulk viscosity and the damping of neutron star oscillations – Mark Alford Fri. October 8th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm How do we learn about the phases of matter beyond nuclear density? They are to be found only in the CMB in a Box – Raul Abramo Tue. September 28th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm First, I will show that the line-of-sight solution to cosmic microwave anisotropies in Fourier space, even though formally defined for Does Quantum Mechanics Imply Gravity? – Harsh Mathur Tue. September 21st, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Galileon Inflation and Non-Gaussianities – Andrew Tolley Tue. September 7th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss a new class of inflationary models based upon the idea of Galileon fields, scalar fields that exhibit Michelson Lectures — High-Energy Physics with Low-Energy Symmetry Studies – David Hanneke Fri. May 14th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Discrete symmetries — charge conjugation (C), parity inversion (P), time reversal (T), and their combinations — provide insight into the Michelson Lectures — Cavity Control in a Single-Electron Quantum Cyclotron: An Improved Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment – David Hanneke Thu. May 13th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Measurements of the electron magnetic moment (the “g-value”) probe the electron’s interaction with the fluctuating vacuum. With a quantum electrodynamics Michelson Lectures — Optical Atomic Clocks – David Hanneke Tue. May 11th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The most precise measurement techniques involve time, frequency, or a frequency ratio. For example, for centuries, accurate navigation has relied Michelson Lectures — Entangled Mechanical Oscillators and a Programmable Quantum Computer: Adventures in Coupling Two-Level Systems to Quantum Harmonic Oscillators – David Hanneke Mon. May 10th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The two-level system and the harmonic oscillator are among the simplest analyzed with quantum mechanics, yet they display a rich Cosmological Bubbles and Solitons: A Classic(al) Effect – Tom Giblin Tue. April 27th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmological bubble collisions arising from first order phase transitions are a generic consequence of the Eternal Inflation scenario. I will CP Violation in Bs->J/psi phi: Evidence for New Physics? – Karen Gibson Tue. April 13th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm CP violation in the Bs->J/psi phi system has been one of the most discussed topics in particle physics in the Quantum Effects in Gravitational Collapse of a Reisner-Nordström Domain wall Tue. April 6th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm We will investigate the formation of RN black holes by studying the collapse of a charged spherically symmetric domain wall. String theory cosmic strings – Dimitri P. Skliros Tue. March 30th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss the first construction of coherent states in the covariant formalism for both open and closed strings with Tunneling in Flux Compactifications – Jose Blanco-Pillado Tue. March 23rd, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm We identify instantons representing several different transitions in a field theory toy model for string theory flux compactifications and described Primordial magnetic fields: evolution and observable signatures – Tina Kahniashvili Tue. March 16th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss the evolution of the primordial magnetic field accounting for MHD instabilities in the early Universe. I will ArDM Experiment – Carmen Carmona Tue. March 2nd, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Argon Dark Matter (ArDM) project aims at operating a large noble liquid detector to search for direct evidence of A Theory Program to Exploit Weak Gravitational Lensing to Constrain Dark Energy – Andrew Zentner Fri. February 26th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Weak gravitational lensing is one of the most promising techniques to constrain the dark energy that drives the contemporary cosmic Shedding light on the nature of dark matter with gamma-rays – Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins Tue. February 23rd, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Detection of gamma rays from the annihilation or decay of dark matter particles is a promising method for identifying dark Non-gaussianities and the Inflationary Initial State – Andrew Tolley Fri. February 19th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The potential discovery of primordial non-gaussianities would revolutionize our understanding of early universe cosmology, giving a whole new perspective on Dark Matter via Many Copies of the Standard Model – Alex Vikman Tue. February 16th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Recently it was realized that the strong coupling scale in gravity substantially depends on the number of different quantum fields Hierarchy in the Phase Space and Dark Matter Astronomy – Niayesh Afshordi Fri. February 12th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Understanding small scale structure in the dark matter distribution is important in interpreting many astrophysical observations, as well as dark Shading Lambda – Claudia de Rahm Tue. February 2nd, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm The idea of degravitation is to tackle the cosmological constant problem by modifying gravity at large distances such that a Dark Matter Substructure in the Milky Way: Properties and Detection Prospects – Louie Strigari Tue. January 26th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmological observations have converged on a standard model of Lambda-Cold Dark Matter (LCDM), in which the Universe is dominated by On triviality of $\lambda\phi^{4}$ theory in $D=4$ – Dmitry Podolsky Tue. January 19th, 2010 11:30 am-12:30 pm e introduce a new non-perturbative method suitable for analyzing scalar quantum field theories at strong coupling based on mapping between Pulsar Kicks With Active and Sterile Neutrinos – Leonard Kisslinger Fri. December 4th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm In 2007 my coworkers and I completed the calculation of the velocity given to a neutron star in the period Nongaussian Fluctuations from Particle Production During Inflation – Neil Barnaby Tue. November 24th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm In a variety of inflation models, the motion of the inflaton may trigger the production of some iso-curvature particles during Gravitational Waves, Laser Interferometers and Multimessenger Astrophysics – Laura Cadonati Tue. November 10th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and its sister project Virgo are currently acquiring data, aiming at the first direct Three thoughts about black holes and cosmology – Latham Boyle Tue. November 3rd, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will present three ideas about black holes and cosmology. First, I will discuss a way of understanding the simple Using anisotropy to identify a dark matter signal in diffuse gamma-ray emission with Fermi – Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins Tue. October 20th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Dark matter annihilation in Galactic substructure will produce diffuse gamma-ray emission of remarkably constant intensity across the sky, making it Measuring small scale CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope – Mike Niemack Fri. October 16th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a six-meter telescope on the Atacama plateau, Chile that was built to characterize the New Perspectives on Indirect, Astrophysical Dark Matter Limits – Andrew Zentner Fri. October 9th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm High-Energy neutrinos from the annihilations of dark matter captured within the Sun is thought to be a relatively clean, indirect CMB Polarization Power Spectra from Two Years of BICEP Data – Cynthia Chiang Tue. September 22nd, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm BICEP is a bolometric polarimeter designed to measure the inflationary B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background at degree angular Cryogenic Dark Matter Search . Current Results and Future Background Discrimination – Cathy Bailey Tue. May 5th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) is searching for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) with cryogenic germanium particle detectors. These String shots from a spinning black hole – Ted Jacobson Fri. April 24th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm The dynamics of relativistic current carrying string loops moving axisymmetrically on the background of a Kerr black hole are characterized. Fundamentals of the LHC – Johan Alwall Tue. April 14th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm In this introductory lecture I will present why we have built the LHC, and discuss the underlying physics of a The curvaton inflationary model, non-Gaussianity and isocurvature – Maria Beltran Tue. March 31st, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm The inflationary paradigm has become one of the most compelling candidates to explain the observed cosmological phenomena. However, the data Large-Scale Structure in Modified Gravity – Roman Scoccimarro Fri. March 27th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmic acceleration may be due to modifications of general relativity (GR) at large scales, rather than dark energy. We use Dark Stars – Katie Freese Tue. March 17th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm We have proposed that the first phase of stellar evolution in the history of the Universe may be Dark Stars Cascading Gravity and Degravitation – Claudia de Rham Tue. March 3rd, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cascading gravity is an explicit realization of the idea of degravitation, where gravity behaves as a high-pass filter. This could Testing global isotropy and some interesting cosmological models with CMB – Amir Hajian Tue. February 24th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Simplest models of the Universe predict global (statistical) isotropy on large scales in the observable Universe. However there are a Hilltop Quintessence – Sourish Dutta Tue. February 17th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm We examine hilltop quintessence models, in which the scalar field is rolling near a local maximum in the potential, and Can the WMAP Haze really be a signature of annihilating neutralino dark matter? – Daniel Cumberbatch Tue. February 3rd, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Observations by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite have identified an excess of microwave emission from the centre of Multi-brane Inflation in String Theory – Amjad Ashoorioon Tue. January 27th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will talk about two inflationary scenarios in which the cooperative behavior of multiple branes give rise to inflation. In High temperature superfluidity in high energy heavy ion collisions at RHIC and forward physics with TOTEM at LHC – Tamas Csorgo Tue. January 13th, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm Five important milestones have been achieved in high energy heavy ion collisions utilitizing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at BNL: Anthropy and entropy – Irit Maor Tue. November 25th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA On the Challenge to Unveil the Microscopic Nature of Dark Matter – Scott Watson Tue. November 18th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm Despite the successes of modern precision cosmology to measure the macroscopic properties of dark matter, its microscopic nature still remains South Pole Telescope: From conception to first discovery – Zak Staniszewski Tue. October 21st, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm The South Pole Telescope recently discovered three new galaxy clusters in their CMB maps via the Sunyaev Zel’dovich (SZ) effect Primordial Nongaussianity and Large-Scale Structure – Dragan Huterer Fri. October 17th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm The near-absence of primordial nongaussianity is one of the basic predictions of slow roll, single-field inflation, making measurements of nongaussianity In Search of the Coolest White Dwarfs – Evalyn I.Gates Tue. October 14th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cool white dwarf stars are among the oldest objects in the Galaxy. These relics of an ancient stellar population offer The White Elephant: Upsilon Physics at the BaBar B-factory – Steve Sekula Tue. October 7th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm For a decade, the PEP-II/BaBar B-factory has been a flagship experiment in precision measurements in the flavor sector, notably in Parameterizing dark energy – Zhiqi Huang Tue. September 16th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm Dark energy is parameterized by the time evolution of its equation of state $w(z)$. For a very wide class of The effect of dark matter halos on reionization and the H21 cm line – Aravind Natarajan Fri. September 5th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm If much of the dark matter in the Universe consists of WIMPs, their annihilation releases energy, some of which ionizes Probing dark energy with cosmology – Roberto Trotta Tue. May 6th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm In order to pin down the fundamental nature of dark energy, and thus to understand what most of the Universe Astrophysics and Particle Physics with IceCube – Tyce DeYoung Tue. April 8th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm The IceCube neutrino observatory under construction at the South Pole is designed to detect high energy (TeV-PeV) neutrino emission from UHECR Phenomenology – Glennys Farrar Tue. March 18th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will review some very general properties that must characterize any relativistic UHECR accelerator, and I will list some key Challenging the Cosmological Constant – Nemanja Kaloper Thu. February 28th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm We outline a dynamical dark energy scenario whose signatures may be simultaneously tested by astronomical observations and laboratory experiments. The Observing Dark Energy with the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys – Ofer Lahav Tue. February 26th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm The talk will discuss the design and forecasting for measuring properties of Dark Energy and Dark Matter from new deep k-Essence: superluminal propagation, causality and emergent geometry – Alexander Vikman Tue. February 19th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm K-essence models – scalar field theories with non-quadratic kinetic terms – are considered candidates for dynamical dark energy and inflation. Physics Beyond the Horizon – Niayesh Afshordi Tue. February 12th, 2008 4:30 pm-5:30 pm The history of human knowledge is often highlighted by our efforts to explore beyond our apparent horizon. In this talk, Demystifying the Large-Scale Structure and Evolution of the Cosmos – Constantinos Skordis Tue. February 5th, 2008 11:30 am-12:30 pm In the last two decades, cosmology has undergone a revolution, with a large influx of high quality data. There is Cosmological Unification of String Theories – Simeon Hellerman Fri. January 18th, 2008 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Recent developments have greatly extended our understanding of quantum gravity in cosmological environments. A new set of exact time-dependent solutions The Accelerating Universe: Landscape or Modified Gravity? – Sergei Dubovsky Tue. January 15th, 2008 4:30 pm-5:30 pm The most remarkable recent discovery in fundamental physics is that the Universe is undergoing accelerated expansion. To achieve a proper Late Time Behavior of False Vacuum Decay – James Dent Fri. December 7th, 2007 12:30 pm-1:30 pm The late time behavior of decaying states is examined with regards to its deviation from the usual exponential form of What do WMAP and SDSS really tell about inflation? – Wessel Valkenburg Tue. December 4th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm We present new constraints on the Hubble function H(phi) and subsequently on the inflationary scalar potential V(phi) from WMAP 3-year Bekenstein-Sanders theory of modified gravity – Constantinos Skordis Tue. November 27th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Gravitational Radiation from Supermassive Black Hole Binaries – Andrew Jaffe Tue. November 20th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm Evidence for Supermassive Black Holes at the centers of galaxy bulges, combined with the paradigm of hierarchical structure formation, implies Scanning Inflation – Pascal Vaudrevange Tue. November 20th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm The shapes of the primordial power spectra are the key quantities to unravel the physics of the inflationary epoch. We Sterile neutrinos as subdominant warm dark matter – Dan Cumberbatch Tue. November 13th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm In light of recent findings which seem to disfavor a scenario with (warm) dark matter entirely constituted of sterile neutrinos Baryogenesis, Electric Dipole Moments, and the Higgs Boson – Michael Ramsey-Musolf Tue. October 30th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm Explaining the predominance of visible matter over antimatter remains one of the outstanding puzzles at the interface of cosmology with Gravitational Breakthrough or Experimental Error? – Martin Tajmar Wed. October 24th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm Accelerometer measurments indicate that a circular field is induced when the rotation rate of a Niobium superconducting ring changes. If Extragalatic Cosmic Rays: a Prescription to Avoid Disaster – Corbin Covault Tue. October 16th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm The origin of the highest energy cosmic rays has remained a persistent mystery for decades. Now we seem to be Dark matter, small-scale structure, and dwarf galaxies – Louie Strigari Tue. September 4th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm The standard model of cold dark matter predicts the existence of thousands of small dark matter halos orbiting the Milky String Gas Cosmology and Structure Formation – Robert Brandenberger Tue. April 24th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm Understanding the very early universe is linked inextricably with understanding the resolution of cosmological singularities. I will discuss “string gas The Origin of the Big Bang: the status of inflation after WMAP – Slava Mukhanov Fri. April 20th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss at a colloquium level the robust model independent predictions of inflation and compare these predictions with the Prospects for a New Type of High Energy Physics Facility: a Muon Collider – Tom Roberts Fri. April 13th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm In a few years, after Fermilab’s Tevatron turns off and initial LHC results are available, the High Energy Physics community Ongoing Mysteries in Astrophysics – Don Driscoll Wed. April 11th, 2007 4:00 pm-5:00 pm We are at the brink of a Golden Age of Astrophysics with the promise of answers to many long-outstanding questions, Probability in cosmology: from Bayes theorem to the anthropic principle – Roberto Trotta Tue. March 27th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA EBEX, a CMB B-mode polarization experiment – Tomotake Matsumura Tue. March 20th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm I present a balloon-borne cosmic microwave background (CMB) polarization experiment, E and B experiment(EBEX). EBEX is designed, i) to detect Warped Passages: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions Tue. March 20th, 2007 5:30 pm-6:30 pm Host: NOTE: The event is free, but registration is required, at www.case.edu/events/dls/register.html Voids of Dark Energy – Sourish Dutta Tue. March 6th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm The present-day acceleration of the Universe is one of the greatest mysteries of modern cosmology. In the framework of general Reconstructing dark energy using Maximum Entropy – Caroline Zunckel Fri. March 2nd, 2007 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Even in what has been termed an age of `precision cosmology’ certain anomalies on a range of astrophysical scales are Do quantum excitations of the inflaton decay? – Cristian Armendariz-Picon Fri. February 16th, 2007 12:30 pm-1:30 pm The properties of the primordial perturbations seeded during a stage of inflation are determined by the quantum state of the Cosmic (super)strings: Gravitational wave bursts, stochastic background, and experimental constraints – Xavier Siemens Tue. January 30th, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm I discuss gravitational wave experimental signatures (bursts and stochastic background) of cosmic strings. I will show burst rates that are Quantum cosmology and the conditions at birth of the universe – Serge Winitzki Tue. January 23rd, 2007 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cosmology ultimately aims to explain the initial conditions at the beginning of time and the entire subsequent evolution of the The life and death of dark matter halos: predictions for neutralino annihilation Tue. December 12th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm The concordance cosmological model predicts that structures in the Universe form via hierarchical merging, beginning with the smallest dark matter Aethereal Gravity – Brendan Foster Tue. December 5th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm Hints from quantum gravity suggest the existence of a preferred frame. One way to accommodate such a frame in general The Quintessence Potential: Need for Features and Tracking? – Martin Sahlen Tue. November 28th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm We reconstruct the potential of a quintessence field from current observational data, including new supernova data, plus information from the Exploring the Dark Energy Domain – Dragan Huterer Tue. November 21st, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm One of the great mysteries of modern cosmology is the origin and nature of dark energy – a smooth component Probing Dark Energy – Josh Frieman Tue. November 14th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Black Hole Formation, Evaporation and the Information Loss Problem – Dejan Stojkovic Tue. October 17th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm We use the full quantum treatment to study formation of a black hole as seen by an asymptotic observer. Using Nuclear astrophysics underground – Heide Costantini Tue. October 3rd, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm Cross section measurements for quiescent stellar burning are hampered mainly by extremely low counting rate and cosmic background. Some of Searching for double beta decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory – Carter Hall Tue. September 26th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm Neutrinoless double beta decay has recently become a top priority for the global experimental neutrino physics program. Double beta decay Positron annihilations at the Galactic Center: Generating more questions than answers – Hasan Yuksel Tue. September 26th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm The bulge of our Galaxy is illuminated by the 0.511 MeV gamma-ray line flux from annihilations of nonrelativistic positrons. The Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lecture – Nicole Bell Mon. May 1st, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm Astrophysical Neutrinos: Revealing Neutrino Properties at the Highest Energies Accelerated expansion from structure formation – Syksy Rasanen Tue. April 4th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm I discuss the backreaction of inhomogeneities on the expansion of the universe. The average behaviour of an inhomogeneous spacetime is DEAP and CLEAN Detectors for Low-Energy Particle Astrophysics – Andrew Hime Tue. March 7th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm The unique properties of scintillation light in liquid neon and liquid argon make possible conceptually simple, massive, and highly sensitive In Search of Particle Dark Matter – Dan Hooper Tue. February 28th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm In recent years, we have learned a great deal about dark matter, but are still ignorant of its identity. The Galaxy Clustering in the SDSS Redshift Survey – Idit Zehavi Tue. February 21st, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm The ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is providing a wealth of information enabling extensive large-scale structure studies. I will Cosmogenic Radioisotopes in Low Background Experiments – The WARP Experiment at Gran Sasso – Cristiano Galbiati Tue. January 24th, 2006 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will discuss results from recent studies on production of radioisotopes by muon-induced showers in neutrino detectors located deep underground. TeV gamma-rays and the largest masses and annihilation cross sections of neutralino dark matter – Stefano Profumo Tue. November 15th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Motivated by the interpretation of the recent results on the TeV gamma radiation from the Galactic center, including the new Chaotic Processes in Planet Migration and Orbital Evolution – Fred Adams Tue. November 8th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Nearly 150 extrasolar planets have been discovered to date, and their observed orbits display an unexpected diversity. This talk considers Prospects for Measuring nu-N Coherent Scattering at a Spallation Source Tue. October 18th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Coherent neutral current neutrino-nucleus elastic scattering has never been observed. Although the cross-section is very high, nuclear recoil energies are On virialization with dark energy – Irit Maor Tue. October 11th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm We review the inclusion of dark energy into the formalism of spherical collapse, and the virialization of a two-component system, Prospects for Measuring nu-N Coherent Scattering at a Spallation Source – Kate Scholberg Tue. October 11th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Coherent neutral current neutrino-nucleus elastic scattering has never been observed. Although the cross-section is very high, nuclear recoil energies are Wormholes, Dark Energy, and the Null Energy Condition – Roman Buniy Tue. October 4th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm We show that violation of the null energy condition implies instability in a broad class of models, including classical gauge Can black hole events from cosmic rays be observed at the Auger Observatory? – Dejan Stojkovic Tue. September 27th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm It has been argued that neutrinos originating from ultra-high energy cosmic rays produce black holes deep in the atmosphere in Quantum metric fluctuations in cosmological and black hole spacetimes – Albert Roura Tue. September 20th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm It is expected that a number of quantum aspects of the gravitational field and its interaction with the remaining matter What is the Cosmological Significance of a Discovery of Wimps at Colliders or in Direct Experiments? – Jacob Bourjaily Tue. September 13th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Although a discovery of wimps either at colliders or indirect experiments would have enormous implications for our understanding of particle Boundary Localized Symmetry Breaking and Topological Defects – Matthew Martin Fri. May 6th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm I discuss the structure of topological defects in the context of recent extra dimensional models where the symmetry breaking terms The Ages of the Oldest Stars – Brian Chaboyer Tue. April 26th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm The ages of the oldest stars in the Milky Way yield a reliable lower limit to the age of the Gravity and Horizon Entropy – Ted Jacobson Fri. April 8th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm I will argue that if (i) entanglement entropy density across any surface is a universal finite constant η, and (ii) Technique for WIMP dark matter detection using pulse-shape discrimination in noble liquids – Mark Boulay Tue. March 29th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm It has long been known that a large fraction of our universe is composed of non-luminous or dark matter. The Indirect signals from Dark Matter – Francesc Ferrer Fri. March 4th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Abstract: The only evidence so far for the presence of Dark Matter in our Galaxy is through its gravitational interactions. A Geometric approach to Distinguish Between a New Source and Random Fluctuations: Applications to High-Energy Physics – Ramani S. Pilla Fri. February 25th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm One of the fundamental problems in the analysis of experimental data is determining the statistical significance of a putative signal. Ultra-high energy neutrinos – Mike Duvernois Tue. February 22nd, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm The search for GZK neutrinos, and its connection to the highest-energy cosmic rays will be discussed. In particular, we’ll look CMB/LSS correlation as a probe of dark energy – Levon Pogosian Tue. February 15th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Recent detection of the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect via cross-correlation of the CMB with large scale structure provided another piece of Brane cosmology with an anisotropic bulk – Dani Steer Fri. February 11th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm In the context of brane cosmology, a scenario where our universe is a 3+1-dimensional surface (the “brane”) embedded in a The future of dark energy measurements – Dragan Huterer Tue. February 1st, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Evidence for the existence of some form of dark energy — a smooth component that causes the accelerated expansion of Theoretical Constraints on the Dark Energy Equation of State – Mark Trodden Fri. January 28th, 2005 11:30 am-12:30 pm Modern cosmological observations indicate that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. This is typically described in terms of the Observing the Cosmic Infrared Background with Frequency Selective Bolometers – Thushara Perera Tue. November 30th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm TBA Bayesian Analysis of the WMAP Data – Ben Wandelt Tue. November 16th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm The desire to solve the three cosmological conundra of dark matter, dark energy and initial conditions drives us to demand Inflation, strings and the CMB – Ana Achucarro Tue. November 2nd, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm In the last year there has been a sudden renewal of interest in cosmic (super)string networks. I will explain why Possible evidence for spatial fluctuations in dark energy – Christopher Gordon Tue. October 26th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm The WMAP cosmic microwave background (CMB) first year data was anomalously smooth on the largest spatial scales. We have recently Confronting Inflation with Observation – William Kinney Tue. October 19th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm Inflationary cosmology is a compelling model for the early universe, but until recently it has not been subject to precise Physics of the black hole-brane interaction – Dejan Stojkovic Tue. October 12th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm In models with extra dimensions that accommodate a TeV-scale gravity, small black holes that can be described by classical solutions Racetrack Inflation – Jose Blanco-Pillado Sat. October 9th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm Four dimensional effective actions of many of the currently studied extra-dimensional theories seem to contain massless scalar fields called moduli. First Results from the CAPMAP Experiment – Phil Farese Tue. September 28th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm CAPMAP is a dedicated 40 and 90 GHz CMB polarization experiment. Observing with a 7m radio telescope from Holmdale, NJ Affleck-Dine Leptogenesis Induced by the Flaton of Thermal Inflation – Wan-il Park Tue. September 14th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm We propose a simple model in which MSSM plus neutrino mass term, (LH_u)^2 is supplemented by a minimal flaton sector Results from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Salt Phase and the Future of the SNO Detector – Darren Grant Tue. September 7th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is a heavy water Cherenkov detector designed to be sensitive to the total flux of Boron- BPS bounds of F- versus D-term strings and their cosmological implications – Filipe Freire Tue. August 24th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm Supersymmetry seems to facilitate the bringing together of inflationary models with particle physics. We give an overview of inflation models Solar Evidence for Neutrino Transition Magnetic Moments and Sterile Neutrinos – David Caldwell Fri. July 9th, 2004 1:30 pm-2:30 pm While KamLAND apparently rules out Resonant-Spin-Flavor-Precession (RSFP) as an explanation of the solar neutrino deficit, the solar neutrino fluxes in The Atacama Cosmology Telescope Project – Arthur Kosowsky Fri. June 11th, 2004 2:00 pm-3:00 pm The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a custom-designed 6-meter microwave telescope employing superconducting bolometer array detectors, which will be located Terrestrial Mini-Bang: Transmuting a Color Glass Condensate into Quark Gluon Plasma at RHIC – Raju Venugopalan Tue. April 20th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory is currently completing run 5. We discuss some of the Octonions and Fermions – Corinne A. Manogue Wed. April 14th, 2004 2:30 pm-3:30 pm Ten dimensional supersymmetric theories of physics such as superstring theory are at heart just higher dimensional generalizations of the Dirac Exoplanets, The Galactic Habitable Zone and the Age Distribution of Complex Life in the Milky Way – Charley Lineweaver Wed. April 7th, 2004 2:30 pm-3:30 pm As we learn more about the Milky Way Galaxy, extrasolar planets and the evolution of life on Earth, qualitative discussions Cosmological magnetic fields vs. CMB – Tina Kahniashvili Tue. February 24th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm The cosmological perturbations induced by primordial magnetic fields and its influence on cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation will be discussed. Looking for Dark Energy with the SDSS and WMAP – Ryan Scranton Tue. February 10th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm We present measurements of the angular cross-correlation between luminous red galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the cosmic The Pierre Auger Observatory: A New Era Dawning in for Cosmic Rays – Corbin Covault Tue. February 3rd, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm We are apparently at a unique moment in the history of cosmic ray physics. The origin of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Cosmological Observatiions of the QCD and Electroweak Early Universe Phase Transitions – Leonard Kisslinger Tue. January 27th, 2004 11:30 am-12:30 pm Transitions My coworkers and I have shown that if the QCD phase transition, at about T=150 MeV, is first order,

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