# High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar

# semester, 2007

Thursday, January 18th 2007

*Speaker:* Mikhail Shifman, FTPI

*Subject:* "Flying saucer" solitons in supersymmetric Yang-Mills

Thursday, January 25th 2007

*Speaker:* Alexander A. Voronov, School of Mathematics

*Subject:* Quantum master equation in open-closed string theory

Thursday, February 1st 2007

*Speaker:* Enrico Lunghi, Fermilab

*Subject:* Rare decays and dark matter in the MSSM from the GUT scale

Thursday, February 8th 2007

*Speaker:* Akin Wingerter, Ohio State University

*Subject:* A Heterotic Landscape [hep-th/0611095]

Friday, February 16th 2007

*Speaker:* Sergei Dubovsky, Harvard University

*Subject:* Quantum Horizons of the Standard Model Landscape

*Please note CHANGE IN TIME
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Thursday, February 22nd 2007

*Speaker:* Kazuhiro Tobe, Michigan State

*Subject:* Light MSSM Higgs boson scenario and its test at hadron colliders

Thursday, March 1st 2007

*Speaker:* Alexei Yung, PNPI/FTPI

*Subject:* Confined non-Abelian monopoles in N=1 supersymmetric QCD

Thursday, March 15th 2007

*Spring Break: No Seminar this week
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Thursday, March 22nd 2007

*Speaker:* Andre de Gouvea, Northwestern University

*Subject:* Neutrino Masses and New Physics at or Below the Electroweak Scale

Thursday, March 29th 2007

*Speaker:* Joel Giedt, FTPI

*Subject:* Single-sector gauge mediation, warped extra dimensions, and the Large Hadron Collider

Thursday, April 5th 2007

*Speaker:* Ryuichiro Kitano, SLAC

*Subject:* Sweet Spot Supersymmetry

Thursday, April 12th 2007

*Speaker:* Daniel Chung, University of Wisconsin

*Subject:* Cuscuton: A New Constraint System Applied to Modifying Gravity

Thursday, April 19th 2007

*Speaker:* Joshua Elliott, McGill Univ./Univ. of Chicago

*Subject:* 3D N=1 SYM with a Chern-Simons term on the Lattice

Thursday, April 26th 2007

*Speaker:* Jim Cline, McGill University

*Subject:* Imprints of Tachyonic Preheating on the CMB

Thursday, June 14th 2007

*Speaker:* Jean-Francois Dufaux, University of Toronto

*Subject:* Stochastic gravitational wave background from preheating after inflation

Thursday, September 6th 2007

*Speaker:* Takemichi Okui, Johns Hopkins University

*Subject:* The 't Hooft Model As A Hologram

Thursday, September 13th 2007

*Speaker:* Andreas Karch, University of Washington

*Subject:* "The N=4 super Yang-Mills plasma"

Thursday, September 20th 2007

*Speaker:* Erich Poppitz, University of Toronto

*Subject:* "Lattice chirality and the decoupling of mirror fermions"

Thursday, September 27th 2007

*Speaker:* Dan Hooper, Fermilab

*Subject:* "Evidence of Dark Matter Annihilations in the WMAP Sky"

Thursday, October 4th 2007

*Speaker:* Shufang Su, University of Arizona

*Subject:* Left-Right Twin Higgs Models: Collider Phenomenology and Dark Matter Implication

Thursday, October 11th 2007

*Speaker:* Raymond Bishop, University of Manchester, University of Minnesota

*Subject:* "The Hamiltonian Lattice: Towards a Many-Body Treatment of SU(N) Gauge Theory"

Thursday, October 18th 2007

*Speaker:* Philip Mannheim, University of Conneticut

*Subject:* Conformal Gravity Challenges String Theory

Thursday, October 25th 2007

*Speaker:* Jose Cembranos, University of Minnesota

*Subject:* "Goldstones and Solitons in Brane Worlds"

Thursday, November 1st 2007

*Speaker:* Witold Skiba, Yale University

*Subject:* "Light Scalar at LHC: the Higgs or the Dilaton?"

Thursday, November 8th 2007

*Speaker:* Yuri Shirman, University of California, Irvine

*Subject:* Low energy gauge mediation from metastable vacua

Thursday, November 15th 2007

*Speaker:* Michael Ramsey-Musolf, University of Wisconsin

*Subject:* Baryogenesis, Electric Dipole Moments, and the Higgs Boson

Thursday, November 29th 2007

*Speaker:* Kenji Kadota, University of Minnesota

*Subject:* Cosmology in warped extra dimensions

Thursday, December 6th 2007

*Speaker:* Alex Kusenko, UCLA

*Subject:* "Dark matter and sterile neutrinos: the dark side of the light fermions"

Thursday, December 13th 2007

*Speaker:* Veronica Sanz, Boston University

*Subject:* "Benchmarks for new strong interactions at the LHC"

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