University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar

semester, 2009

Thursday, January 1st 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No speaker this week
Subject: University Closed, New Years Day
Thursday, January 22nd 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, January 29th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, February 5th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Frank Petriello, University of Wisconsin Madison
Subject: Electroweak effects in Higgs production
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Amihay Hanany, MIT
Subject: Brane Tilings and Super Conformal Field Theories
Dr. Hanany is a high energy theory faculty candidate.
Thursday, February 12th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Paolo Gondolo
Subject: Dark Stars, or the Effect of Dark Matter on the First Stars
Thursday, February 26th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Gregory Gabadadze
4:00 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Tesla Jeltema, University of California Observatories/Lick Observatory
Subject: Probing Cosmology and New Physics with Clusters of Galaxies
Dr. Tesla Jeltema is an astro/cosmology faculty candidate,
Thursday, March 5th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Mark Trodden, University of Pennsylvania
Subject: Constraining Interactions in Cosmology's Dark Sector
Thursday, March 12th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexander Gorskiy
Subject: Some applications of gauge/string duality for nonconformal gauge theories
Thursday, March 19th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alessio Marrani, Stanford
Subject: Moduli Spaces and Space-Time: Attractors in Extremal Black Holes
Thursday, March 26th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, April 2nd 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexei Yung, ITEP
Subject: "Crossover from weak to strong coupling and non-Abelian duality in N=2 supersymmetric QCD."
Thursday, April 9th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Xerxes Tata, University of Hawaii
Subject: Supersymmetry, LHC and Dark Matter
Thursday, April 16th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker This Week
Thursday, April 23rd 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ian Lowe, Northwester/Argonne
Subject: Implications of the Higgs Discovery in MSSM
Thursday, April 30th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker This Week
Thursday, May 7th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: TBA
Thursday, May 14th 2009
12:15 pm:
No seminar this week. Finals week.
Tuesday, August 25th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Dawei Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Subject: The Daya Bay Neutrino Experiment
Dr. Liu is a candidate for a postdoctoral position in the neutrinos group
Thursday, August 27th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Diane Reitzner, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Subject: Calibrating the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Using Time Series Analysis
Dr. Reitzner is a candidate for a postdoctoral position in the neutrinos group
Thursday, September 17th 2009
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, September 24th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Belen Gavela, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Subject: Minimal Flavor Seesaw
Thursday, October 1st 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Haibo Yu, University of California - Irvine
Subject: Hidden Charged Dark Matter
Thursday, October 8th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: No Speaker Today
Rescheduled to Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 9th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Sylvester James Gates, Jr., University of Maryland
Subject: Codes, Graphs, Decorated Cubical Cohomology and Spacetime SUSY Representations
Thursday, October 15th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Subhaditya Bhattacharya, Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Subject: Relating high-scale non-universality in SUGRA scenario, to the low-energy observables at the LHC
Thursday, October 22nd 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Matthew Kleban, NYU
Subject: Prospects for Observing Cosmic Bubble Collisions
Thursday, October 29th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Tirthabir Biswas, St. Cloud State University
Subject: Cyclic cosmologies: playing the devil's advocate
Thursday, November 5th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Ilia Gogoladze, The Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware
Subject: Yukawa Unification and Sparticle Spectroscopy
Thursday, November 12th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Andrei Frolov, Simon Fraser University
Subject: Primordial Non-Gaussianity from Preheating
Thursday, November 19th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Thomas Cohen, University of Maryland
Subject: Baryons and holography
Thursday, November 26th 2009
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Thursday, December 3rd 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Alexei Bazavov, University of Arizona
Subject: Recent results on QCD thermodynamics on the lattice
Thursday, December 10th 2009
12:15 pm:
Speaker: This weeks seminar will be presented Monday, Dec. 7 at 2:00pm
Subject: Room 435
Thursday, December 17th 2009
12:15 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.

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