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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 both gravitational waves and cosmic neutrinos.  I will focus on neutrinos as particles that can uniquely probe cosmic distances at the highest energies.   …Read more.

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 is very successful.  Nevertheless, there are some, perhaps significant, discrepancies with data. …Read more.

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 of glacial ice below the South Pole Station to search for very high energy neutrinos from the astrophysical accelerators of cosmic rays.   …Read more.

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, which are governed by the competition between gravitational collapse and the accelerated expansion of our universe.  …Read more.

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 colliders. Particles with masses comparable to the Hubble scale lead to distinctive signatures on non-Gaussianities that reflect their masses and spins. …Read more.

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
Mexico, is conducting a wide-angle survey of TeV gamma rays and cosmic
rays from two-thirds of the sky. …Read more.

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 aid of an action.  While most progress has centered on gravity and gauge theory, similar ideas apply to effective field theories (EFTs).  …Read more.

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 power source and that its neutrino flux is strongly affected by flavor mixing.  …Read more.

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 particles. It is the only
fundamental fermion that could be its own antiparticle, a Majorana particle. …Read more.

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 motivated completions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics. …Read more.

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 the most longstanding and challenging problem in modern cosmology, but with input from the next generation of particle physics experiments we may finally have an answer!  …Read more.

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 protected from electroweak precision constraints and provides
a natural dark matter candidate. …Read more.

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 that is relatively less well studied than other scenarios. …Read more.

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 discovery of the Higgs boson is that, in the absence of physics beyond the standard model, the long-term fate of our universe can now be established through precision calculations. …Read more.

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