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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 Eric Kuflik (, Sandipan Kundu (, or Katerina Malysheva (

Fall 2016

Date Speaker Institution Title
Wed Apr 12 David Curtin Maryland  
Wed Aug 24      
Fri Aug 26      
Wed Aug 31      
Fri Sep 2 Apratim Kaviraj Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Conformal Bootstrap in Mellin space Poster
Wed Sep 7 Jack Laiho Syracuse Lattice Quantum Gravity and Asymptotic Safety Poster
Fri Sep 9      
Wed Sep 14 Eric Kramer Harvard Astrophysical Signatures of Dissipative Dark Matter Poster
Fri Sep 16      
Mon Sep 19 1:30 Joachim Brod Dortmund What is the size of the dark matter -- nucleus cross section Poster
Wed Sep 21      
Fri Sep 23 John Stout Cornell Runaway Relaxion Monodromy Poster
Wed Sep 28 Francesca Day Oxford X-ray Anomalies and Fluorescent Dark Matter Poster
Fri Sep 30 Yoni Kahn Princeton A Broadband/Resonant Approach to Axion Dark Matter Detection Poster
Wed Oct 5 Lina Necib MIT Spherical Cows of Dark Matter: Morphology of Indirect Detection Signals Poster
Fri Oct 7 No speaker   Fall Break
Wed Oct 12 Mohammad Abdullah UC Irvine MSSM4G: Reviving Bino dark matter with vector-like 4th generation fermions Poster
Fri Oct 14      
Wed Oct 19 Angelo Monteux Rutgers Natural SUSY at 13 TeV: not quite dead yet Poster
Fri Oct 21      
Wed Oct 26 Tom Rudelius Harvard U. Recent Results on the Weak Gravity Conjecture Poster
Fri Oct 28      
Wed Nov 2 Eric Perlmutter Princeton U.  
Fri Nov 4 Harikrishnan Ramani Stony Brook  
Wed Nov 9 Cody Long Northeastern University  
Fri Nov 11 Sungwoo Hong U Maryland  
Wed Nov 16 Keisuke Harigaya Berkeley  
Fri Nov 18 Ruben Monten Columbia  
Tue Nov 22 1:30 Herbi Dreiner Bonn  
Wed Nov 23 No speaker   Thanksgiving Break
Fri Nov 25      
Wed Nov 30 Ben Safdi MIT  
Fri Dec 2 Brian Batell Pittsburgh  
Wed Dec 7      
Fri Dec 9      
Wed Dec 14 Jared Kaplan Johns Hopkins  
Fri Dec 16      

Spring 2016

Date Speaker Institution Title
Fri May 20 Shiraz Minwalla TIFR, India Black Hole Dynamics at large D Poster
Tue Jan 26 12noon in PSB 438 Oliver Janssen New York U. Sharp predictions from eternal inflation patches in D-brane inflation Poster
Wed Jan 27      
Fri Jan 29      
Wed Feb 3 Michael Lublinsky Ben Gurion U. All order linearized hydrodynamics from fluid/gravity correspondence Poster
Fri Feb 5 Timm Wrase TU Vienna, ITP The nilpotent chiral superfield Poster
Wed Feb 10 Prateek Agrawal Harvard The Cosmological Constant Problem in Scalar Gravity Poster
Fri Feb 12 Jeff Asaf Dror Cornell Strong tW scattering at the LHC Poster
Wed Feb 17 Alberto Parolini KIAS New possibilities with top partial compositeness
Fri Feb 19 Yotam Soreq MIT Probing the Atomic Higgs Force Poster
Wed Feb 24      
Fri Feb 26      
Wed Mar 2 Kiel Howe Fermilab Induced Electroweak Symmetry Breaking and the Composite (Twin) Higgs Poster
Fri Mar 4 No Seminar    
Wed Mar 9 Andreas Braun Oxford U. Gauge Symmetry in F-Theory Flux Vacua Poster
Fri Mar 11      
Wed Mar 16 Simone Marzani SUNY Buffalo Jet substructure: from phenomenology to precision … and back Poster
Fri Mar 18
Tue Mar 22 4pm Francis Halzen Wisconsin-Madison Bethe Lecture: IceCube Neutrinos: From Oscillations to PeV Dark Matter
Wed Mar 23 No Pheno    
Fri Mar 25      
Wed Mar 30 No Speaker    
Fri Apr 1      
Wed Apr 6      
Fri Apr 8 Sean Tulin York Dark matter halos as particle colliders Poster
Wed Apr 13 Daniel Stolarski Carleton Searching for new Physics with Boson Decays Poster
Fri Apr 15      
Mon Apr 18 1:30pm 401 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Lecture I: Cosmological polytopes
Mon Apr 18 4pm Schwartz Auditorium Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Physics colloquium: The Future of Collider Physics, on Earth and in the Sky
Tue Apr 19 1:30pm 401 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Lecture II: N-Naturalness
Wed Apr 20 2pm 700 Clark Hall Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Lecture III: The Uniqueness of String Theory
Thu Apr 21 1:30pm 401 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Lecture IV: Scattering Forms as Binary Code
Thu Apr 21 7pm Schwartz Auditorium Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Public Lecture: The Morality of Fundamental Physics
Fri Apr 22 12:30pm 401 PSB Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Lecture V: Unification and New Particles at the LHC
Wed Apr 27 Zuhair Khandker Boston U. Studying dynamics with conformal truncation Poster
Fri Apr 29 Aron Wall IAS Negative Energy and the Focussing of Light Rays Poster
Tue May 3 12pm 438 PSB Shiroman Prakash Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India Towards Non-Supersymmetric Holography: Anomalous Dimensions of Higher Spin Currents in Chern-Simons Theories with Matter Poster
Wed May 4 Ofri Telem Technion The Flavor of the Composite Twin Higgs Poster
Thu May 5 1pm Cody Long Cornell B-Exam: Destroying Deformations of D-Branes on Divisors Poster
Fri May 6 Jack Collins Cornell B-Exam: Top partners and the Higgs mass Poster
Wed May 11 Savdeep Sethi Chicago U. Landscapes in String Theory and Quantum Field Theory Poster
Fri May 13 Flip Tanedo UC, Irvine Protophobia: Evidence for a New 17 MeV Boson in 8Be Transitions Poster
Wed May 18 Monika Blanke Karlsruhe Flavoured naturalness and gluino mass bounds Poster

Fall 2015

Date Speaker Institution Title
Fri Dec 18 CANCELLED Zuhair Khandker Boston U.  
Wed Sept 2      
Fri Sept 4      
Wed Sept 9 Matthias König Mainz Exclusive Hadronic Decays of Electroweak Bosons in QCD Factorization Poster
Fri Sept 11      
Wed Sept 16 No Speaker    
Fri Sept 18 No Speaker    
Wed Sept 23      
Fri Sept 25 Jakub Scholtz Harvard Flooded Dark Matter and S Level Rise Poster
Wed Sept 30 Sandipan Kundu Cornell Causality Constraints in Conformal Field Theory Poster
Fri Oct 2 Peter Lepage Cornell High-Precision QCD Parameters from Lattice QCD Poster
Wed Oct 7 David E. Kaplan Johns Hopkins U A Cosmological Solution to the Hierarchy Problem Poster
Fri Oct 9 Matthias Neubert Mainz An Effective Field Theory for Jet Processes Poster
Wed Oct 14 Alexander Zhiboedov Harvard Looking for a bulk point Poster
Fri Oct 16      
Tue Oct 20 1:30pm Hitoshi Murayama UC Berkeley, LBNL, IPMU Goldstone Bosons Without Lorentz Invariance
Wed Oct 21 No Speaker    
Fri Oct 23 Dionysios Anninos IAS Quenched Quantum Quivers Poster
Wed Oct 28 Michael Dine UC Santa Cruz Stability in the Landscape Poster
Fri Oct 30 Min-Seok Seo IBS-CTPU, Korea Z'-portal for dark mesons in the SIMP scheme Poster
Wed Nov 4 Simon Knapen UC Berkeley Models and signatures for Neutral Naturalness Poster
Fri Nov 6 Yuri Shirman UC Irvine ADS superpotential: a round trip to 3 dimensions Poster
Wed Nov 11 Ciaran Williams SUNY Buffalo Precision predictions for VH, and implications for anomalous coupling searches Poster
Fri Nov 13 Nicolas Rey-Le Lorier Cornell University Elastically Decoupling Dark Matter: Completing the “Phase Diagram” of Thermal Relics Poster
Wed Nov 18 Matthew Low IAS Composite Spin-1 Resonances at the LHC Poster
Fri Nov 20 Francesco D'Eramo UC Santa Cruz Freeze-In Dark Matter with Displaced Signatures at Colliders Poster
Wed Nov 25 No Speaker   Thanksgiving Break
Fri Nov 27 No Speaker   Thanksgiving Break
Wed Dec 2      
Fri Dec 4 Finn Larsen Michigan U. Logarithmic corrections to Black Hole entropy Poster
Wed Dec 9 Eric Kuflik Cornell Displaced Physics at the LHC: R-Parity Violation and Displaced Higgs Poster
Fri Dec 11      
Wed Dec 16      

Archive of previous seminars are available.