University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar

semester, 2008

Thursday, January 24th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, January 31st 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mikhail Voloshin, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Unusual Peaks around the Open Charm Threshold"
Thursday, February 7th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Masahiro Ibe, SLAC
Subject: "Sweet Spot Supersymmetry and LHC"
Thursday, February 14th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alyosha Yung, University of Minnesota
Subject: "Heterotic flux tubes"
Thursday, February 21st 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Will Kinney, University at Buffalo
Subject: "Inflationary Cosmology and Upcoming Observational Programs"
Thursday, February 28th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Antigone Nounou, University of Minnesota
Subject: "One Real Gauge Potential is One too Many"
Thursday, March 6th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Graham Kribs, University of Oregon
Subject: "Supersymmetric Flavor Problem, R-Symmetry, and the LHC"
Thursday, March 13th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: David Tucker-Smith, Williams
Subject: "Mixed sneutrinos at the LHC"
Monday, March 17th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, March 20th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker This Week!
Thursday, March 27th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Scott Dodelson, FermiLab
Subject: "Dark Matter v. Modified Gravity"
Thursday, April 3rd 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Howard Baer, Flordia State University
Subject: SO(10) SUSY GUTs: consequences for cosmology and collider searches
Thursday, April 10th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sally Dawson, Brookhaven National Lab
Subject: "b's and Higgs Physics"
Thursday, April 17th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Brian Batell, University of Minnesota
Subject: Elementary/composite mixing in Randall-Sundrum models
Thursday, April 24th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Richard Holman, Carnegie Melon University
Subject: "Enhanced Non-Gaussianity from Excited Initial States"
Thursday, May 1st 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Zackaria Chacko, University of Maryland
Subject: Folded Supersymmetry and the LEP Paradox
Thursday, May 8th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mu-Chun Chen, UCI
Subject: Tri-bimaximal Neutrino Mixing and Quark CKM Matrix from Finite Group (d)T
Thursday, May 15th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, May 22nd 2008
12:15 pm:
The seminar has ended for the semester. It will return in September 2008
Thursday, September 4th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, September 11th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, September 18th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Monin
Subject: The spontaneous breaking of a metastable string
Thursday, September 25th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Peter Koroteev, University of Minnesota
Subject: Braneworld Models with Broken Bulk Lorentz Invariance.
Thursday, October 2nd 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Tonnis ter Veldhuis, Macalester College
Subject: Brane Vector Phenomenology
Thursday, October 9th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Jose A.R. Cembranos, University of Minnesota
Subject: Gravitational Dark Matter
Thursday, October 16th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Guido Festuccia, University of California, Santa Cruz
Subject: Symmetric Points in the Landscape as Cosmological Attractors
Wednesday, October 22nd 2008
1:30 pm:
Speaker: Tirthabir Biswas, IGC at PennState University.
Subject: Dark Energy vs. Local Void
Thursday, October 23rd 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Wan-il Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Subject: Thermal Inflation, Gravitiational Waves, Baryogenesis and Dark Matter
Thursday, October 30th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Stefano Profumo, University of California Santa Cruz
Subject: Electro-weak Baryogenesis: a Multi-faceted Approach
Thursday, November 6th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Nemanja Kaloper, University of California, Davis
Thursday, November 13th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alfredo Aranda Fernandez, Universidad de Colima
Subject: Electroweak scale neutrinos and Higgses
Thursday, November 20th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andreas Weiler, Cornell University
Subject:  "Warped extra dimensions as a model of flavor: GIM, RS-GIM and flavor symmetries"
Thursday, November 27th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker Today
Subject: Thanksgiving Holiday, University Closed
Thursday, December 4th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Brian Wecht, IAS
Subject: Semi-direct Gauge Mediation
Thursday, December 11th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Moved to Friday at 2:30pm in 435 Physics
Friday, December 12th 2008
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Katie Freese, University of Michigan
Subject: Dark Stars: a new phase of stellar evolution due to dark matter annihilation
Thursday, December 18th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Subject: Finals Week
Thursday, December 25th 2008
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker Today
Subject: Holiday, Univeristy Closed

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