High Energy Theory Lunchtime Seminar

All future

Friday, October 20th 2017
Speaker: Stefania Gori (U. Cincinnati)
Subject: Novel windows into the dark sector

Dark Matter (DM) provides strong evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). Arguably, rather than suggesting a specific mass scale for New Physics, it may point to a dark sector, weakly-coupled to the SM, as hinted at by the comparable abundances of dark matter and visible baryons. In the past few years, a program of new experiments has expanded DM searches far beyond the WIMP paradigm to include new hidden forces and matter. While this program has made impressive progress, there are considerable challenges that must be overcome to fully explore the viable dark sector scenarios over a wide range of mass scales. In this talk, I will discuss on the one hand the unprecedented opportunity to test electroweak scale dark sectors using high-energy experiments, and in particular the high-luminosity LHC. On the other hand, I will present new search strategies to test lighter dark sectors at low-energy high-intensity experiments, with a special emphasis on existing and planned experiments at Fermilab.

Friday, October 27th 2017
Speaker: Gustavo Marques Tavares (Stanford)
Subject: TBA

Friday, November 3rd 2017
Speaker: Mark Hertzberg (Tufts U.)
Subject: TBA

Friday, November 10th 2017
Speaker: Stan Brodsky (SLAC)
Subject: Supersymmetric features of Hadron Physics and other Novel Properties of QCD from Light-Front Holography and Superconformal Quantum Mechanics

Friday, November 17th 2017
Speaker: Ben von Harling (DESY)
Subject: TBA

Friday, November 24th 2017

Friday, December 1st 2017
Speaker: Vitaly Vanchurin (UMN Duluth)
Subject: TBA

Friday, December 8th 2017
Speaker: Matthew Johnson (Perimeter Institute and York University)
Subject: TBA

Friday, December 15th 2017
Speaker: TBA
Subject: TBA

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