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Particle Theory Seminars

Seminars are normally held in the Physical Sciences Building room 401 on Wednesdays at 2 pm and on Fridays at 12:30 pm (pizza at noon).

If there is no external speaker, the Friday seminar is used for the particle theory journal club with mostly local speakers. Click here for information to help speakers planning their trip to Ithaca. For more information please contact Javi Serra (, Paul McGuirk (, Marco Farina (, or Elizabeth Gustafson (

Spring 2014

Date Speaker Institution Title
Wed Jan 22      
Fri Jan 24      
Wed Jan 29      
Fri Jan 31      
Wed Feb 5      
Fri Feb 7      
Wed Feb 12 Seung J. Lee KAIST Composite Light Quarks Poster
Fri Feb 14      
Wed Feb 19 Nathaniel Craig Rutgers New Signs of Naturalness Poster
Fri Feb 21      
Wed Feb 26 Yonit Hochberg Berkeley The SIMP Miracle Poster
Fri Feb 28      
Wed Mar 5      
Fri Mar 7      
Wed Mar 12 Christoph Schmell Mainz U. Higgs Physics in Warped Extra Dimensions
Wed Mar 12 3:30pm 401 PSB Denis Klevers Penn Recent Progress on F-theory with Multiple U(1)s
Fri Mar 14 Nemanja Kaloper UC Davis Sequestering the Standard Model Vacuum Energy Poster
Wed Mar 19 Ennio Salvioni UC Davis Boosted or cascading: chasing BSM Higgses at the LHC14 Poster
Fri Mar 21 No speaker   graduate student event
Wed Mar 26      
Fri Mar 28      
Wed Apr 2 No speaker   Spring break
Fri Apr 4 No speaker   Spring break
Wed Apr 9 Marat Freytsis Harvard Generalized Event Shapes for Jet Substructure Poster
Fri Apr 11 Rouven Essig Stony Brook Dark Photons
Wed Apr 16 Duccio Pappadopulo Berkeley Composite Higgs at Present and Future Colliders Poster
Fri Apr 18      
Wed Apr 23 Claudia Frugiuele Fermilab TBA
Fri Apr 25 Timm Wrase Stanford TBA
Wed Apr 30 Leonard Susskind Stanford TBA
Fri May 2      
Wed May 7 Martin Bauer U. of Chicago TBA
Fri May 9      
Wed May 14 Raffaele Tito D'Agnolo IAS TBA
Fri May 16 Matthew Reece Harvard TBA

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Institution Title
Wed Aug 28      
Fri Aug 30      
Wed Sep 4      
Fri Sep 6      
Wed Sep 11      
Fri Sep 13      
Wed Sep 18 Jared Evans Rutgers Under the Lens of RPV: An Examination of the LHC Program
Fri Sep 20      
Wed Sep 25 Guiherme Franša Cornell The Riemann hypothesis and an equation for the n-th zero
Fri Sep 27      
Mon Sep 30 2pm 438 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Amplitudes I
Mon Sep 30 4pm Schwartz Auditorium Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Physics colloquium: Space-time, quantum mechanics, and scattering amplitudes
Tue Oct 1 12:30pm 401 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Physics of 100 TeV Colliders
Tue Oct 1 2pm 438 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Amplitudes II
Tue Oct 1 5pm Schwartz Auditorium Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Public talk: Philosophy of fundamental physics I
Wed Oct 2 2pm 438 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Amplitudes III
Thu Oct 3 2pm 438 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Amplitudes IV
Thu Oct 3 5pm Schwartz Auditorium Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Public talk: Philosophy of fundamental physics II
Fri Oct 4      
Wed Oct 9 Jim Halverson KITP Anomaly nucleation constrains SU(2) gauge theories PDF
Fri Oct 11 Federico Bonetti MPI Munich F-theory on Spin(7) manifolds: Realization via M-theory and weak-coupling limit PDF
Wed Oct 16 Christopher Brust Maryland New Light Species and the CMB PDF
Fri Oct 18 Andrey Katz Harvard Signals of Dissipative Dark Matter PDF
Wed Oct 23 Jamison Galloway NYU Induced EWSB and Supersymmetry PDF
Fri Oct 25 Antonio Delgado Notre Dame Phenomenology of the LSSM PDF
Wed Oct 30 Sergei Dubovsky CCPP Asymptotic fragility and the hierarchy problem
Fri Nov 1 Jiji Fan Syracuse Natural or unnatural?
Wed Nov 6 Thomas Bachlechner Cornell Vacuum stability and inflation in a Gaussian random supergravity
Fri Nov 8      
Wed Nov 13 Matthew McCullough MIT R-symmetry at the TeV scale?
Fri Nov 15      
Wed Nov 20 Malfada Dias and Jonathan Frazer Sussex and Bilbao Predictions in multifield inflation
Fri Nov 22 John Terning UC Davis Planck Data and Ultralight Axions PDF
Wed Nov 27 No speaker   Thanksgiving break
Fri Nov 29 No speaker   Thanksgiving break
Wed Dec 4 Alessandro Vichi UC Berkeley A CFT approach to Ising 3D PDF
Fri Dec 6 Cody Long Cornell Random Kńhler Metrics on Calabi-Yau Moduli Spaces PDF
Wed Dec 11 Rick S. Gupta UAB cancelled
Fri Dec 13      

Archive of previous seminars are available.