Fine Theoretical Physics Institute Seminar

semester, 2016


Wednesday, February 10th 2016
Speaker: Yann Mambrini, CNRS-Université Paris XI
Subject: Dark matter models: the diary of a particle phenomenologist

Recent exclusion limits of different collaborations seem to invalidate partially the WIMP paradigm. As a consequence, plethora of phenomenological models appeared in the literature, reopening (almost) forgotten windows of masses and coupling. I will review in this talk the different ways of embed dark matter in a coherent BSM framework respecting theoretical as observational constraints, and how these new windows
re-opened from an historical perspective.


Friday, May 13th 2016

9:00 AM What the Standard Model may not want us to know
David Kaplan
Institute for Nuclear Theory

9:30 AM Veneziano Amplitude, Large-N QCD, and Holography
Adi Armoni
Swansea University

10:00 AM Lessons from numerical holography
Laurence Yaffe
University of Washington

10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM Towards a QCD based description of non-leptonic multi-body decays
Thomas Mannel
University of Siegen

11:30 AM Aspects of the sign problem in QCD
Thomas Cohen
University of Maryland

12:00 PM A hidden symmetry of crazy QCD
Leonid Glozman
Institute for physics, University of Graz

12:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM QCD light-cone sum rules for B to dipion transition form factors
Alexander Khodjamirian
University of Siegen

2:30 PM Virtuality Distributions
Anatoly Radyushkin
ODU/JLab

3:00 PM Structure constant of twist-2 light-ray operators in the BFKL limit
Ian Balitsky
JLab/ODU

3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK

4:00 PM Topology and the Dirac Spectrum for One-Flavor QCD
Jacobus Verbaarschot
Stony Brook University

4:30 PM Thermal fluctuations and hydrodynamic EFT
Adam Ritz
University of Victoria

5:00 PM Thermalization of a strongly coupled system: local vs nonlocal observables
Pietro Colangelo
INFN


Saturday, May 14th 2016

9:00 AM Correlations in hadronic wave function
Alex Kovner
University of Connecticut

9:30 AM Continuous chiral symmetry breaking in a calculable regime
Aleksey Cherman
INT, University of Washington

10:00 AM Approaching conformality in lattice models
Yannick Meurice
University of Iowa

10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM Quantum corrections for the generators of conformal transformations in QCD
Vladimir Braun
University of Regensburg

11:30 AM Dilaton, conformal symmetry and Weyl invariance
Alexander Monin
EPFL

12:00 PM All order linearised hydrodynamics from fluid-gravity correspondence
Michael Lublinsky
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

12:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM Resurgence and Large N
Gerald Dunne
University of Connecticut

2:30 PM Toward Picard-Lefschetz Theory of Path Integrals and the Physics of Complex Saddles
Mithat Unsal
NCSU

3:00 PM Resurgence, exact WKB and quantum geometry
Gokce Basar
University of Maryland

3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK

4:00 PM Instanton-torus knot duality in SQCD
Alexander Gorsky
iitp RAS

4:30 PM String pair production in non homogeneous backgrounds
Stefano Bolognesi
Universita' di Pisa, Dipartimento di Fisica

5:00 PM Toward a Theory of the QCD String
Sergei Dubovsky
New York University


Sunday, May 15th 2016

9:00 AM Alexei Yung, University of Minnesota, FTPI

Critical string from non-Abelian vortex in four dimensions

9:30 AM Muneto Nitta, Keio University

Vortices in Neutron Superfluids

10:00 AM Keisuke Ohash, University of Pisa, INFN

Large-N CP(N-1) sigma model on a finite interval with the Dirichlet  condition

10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM Edwin Ireson, Swansea University

Worldsheet-induced corrections to the holographic Veneziano amplitude

11:30 AM Sergey Monin, University of Minnesota

Non-Abelian string of a finite length

12:00 PM Peter Koroteev,Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

How supersymmetry helps to understand hydrodynamics

Monday, August 22nd 2016

8:45 AM
Registration
West Bank Office Building, Room 142
1300 2nd Street S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

8:55 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tom Jones
University of Minnesota

9:00 AM
New Kid on the Block: Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect
Daisuke Nagai
Yale University

9:25 AM
Viscosity, Conduction, Convection, and Dynamo in a Weakly Collisional Magnetized Plasma
Matthew Kunz
Princeton University

9:50 AM
New High‐order Methods using Gaussian Processes for CFD
Dongwook Lee
University of California, Santa Cruz

10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK

10:35 AM
Rest-Frame UV Spectroscopy of Hot Gas in the Centers of Cool Core Brightest Cluster Galaxies
Megan Donahue
Michigan State University

11:00 AM
Cluster kinematics in the post-Hitomi era
Sebastian Heinz
University of Wisconsin

11:25 AM
Poster abstracts
Nine Poster Abstracts (~5 min per)

12:10 PM
Discussion Session I

12:30 PM LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM
Flow dynamics in galaxy clusters
Elke Roediger
University of Hull

2:25 PM
Simulating the ICM As Seen Through the Next Generation of X-ray Telescopes
John ZuHone
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:50 PM
Deep Chandra observations as probes of detailed ICM physics
Norbert Werner
Stanford University

3:15 PM COFFEE BREAK

3:35 PM
Microphysics of ICM from X-ray images: effective equation of state, turbulence, heating
Irina Zhuravleva
Stanford University

4:00 PM
Witnessing the growth of the nearest galaxy cluster
Aurora Simionescu
ISAS – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

4:25 PM
High-resolution micro-calorimeter X-ray spectroscopy of the core of the Perseus Cluster of galaxies
Hitomi Collaboration

4:50 PM
Discussion Session II

5:20 PM Workshop Ends for the Day


Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

9:00 AM
Insights on non-thermal phenomena in the ICM from radio observations
Annalisa Bonafede
University Hamburg

9:25 AM
Merging clusters as physics laboratories - first results from LOFAR
Marcus Brüggen
University Hamburg

9:50 AM
The challenge of turbulence in galaxy clusters: physics and particle acceleration
Gianfranco Brunetti
IRA-INAF, Bologna

10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK

10:35 AM The Role of Turbulence in Accelerating Cosmic Rays and Amplifying B-fields in the ICM
Peng Oh
University of California, Santa Barbara

11:00 AM
Cosmic Ray Propagation in High Beta Plasmas
Ellen Zweibel
University of Wisconsin, Madison

11:25 PM
Superdiffusion and Streaming and Acceleration of Cosmic rays
Alex Lazarian
University of Wisconsin, Madison

11:50 PM
Discussion Session I

12:20 PM LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM
Is cosmic ray heating relevant in cool core clusters?
Christoph Pfrommer
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies

2:25 PM
Role of cosmic ray heating in the ICM
Mateusz Ruszkowski
University of Michigan

2:50 PM
Shock Waves in the Outskirt of Galaxy Clusters
Dongsu Ryu
Ulsan National Institute of Technology

3:15 PM COFFEE BREAK

3:35 PM
Cluster outskirts as a gateway to the physics of particle acceleration and magnetogenesis
Franco Vazza
University of Hamburg

4:00 PM
Re-acceleration Model for Radio Relics in Galaxy Clusters
Hyesung Kang
Pusan National University

4:25 PM
New Models of the Sausage Relic
Julius Donnert
University of Minnesota

4:50 PM
Discussion Session II

5:20 PM
Workshop Ends for the Day

6:00 PM

Banquet for ICM workshop participants
(Details below)


Wednesday, August 24th 2016

8:45 AM
Shattering cold gas into tiny cloudlets
Mike McCourt
University of California, Santa Barbara

9:10 AM
Metal Mixing in the Presence of a Magnetic Field
Evan Scannapieco
Arizona State University

9:35 AM TBA
Martin Pessah
Niels Bohr Institute

10:00 AM COFFEE BREAK

10:20 AM
Jet-Lobe Morphology Under the Cluster Weather: Inferences on ICM Dynamics and Jet Composition
Hui Li
Los Alamos National Laboratory

10:45 AM
Properties of the ICM of Galaxy Cluster from hydrodynamical simulations with AGN feedback
Elena Rasia
University of Michigan

11:10 PM
How AGN Jets Heat the Intracluster Medium – Insights from Simulations
Karen Yang
University of Maryland

11:35 PM
Discussion Session I

12:05 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:35 PM
Heating in Simulated Galaxy Clusters with Momentum-driven AGN Feedback
Yuan Li
Columbia University

2:00 PM
Thermal Instability in Low Entropy Gas Lifted behind Buoyantly-Rising X-ray Bubbles
Brian McNamara
University of Waterloo

2:25 PM
Nonlinear thermal instability in the radio mode feedback cycle
Paul Nulsen
Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian

2:50 PM COFFEE BREAK

3:10 PM
Triggering and delivery methods for AGN feedback
Brian O’Shea
Michigan State University

3:35 PM
The Black-Hole Feedback Valve
Mark Voit
Michigan State University

4:00 PM
Simulations of AGN jet feedback in galaxy clusters: heating and cooling cycles
Prateek Sharma
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

4:25 PM
Discussion Session II

5:00 PM Workshop Closing
Thank you for your participation!

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