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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 Marco Farina (, Sandipan Kundu (, or Katerina Malysheva (

Spring 2015

Date Speaker Institution Title
Wed Jan 21      
Fri May 15 Stefan Schacht TTP  
Fri Jan 23      
Wed Jan 28      
Fri Jan 30 Prerit Jaiswal Syracuse University CANCELLED
Wed Feb 4      
Fri Feb 6      
Wed Feb 11 Yuhsin Tsai UC Davis  
Fri Feb 13      
Wed Feb 18 Roberto Gobbetti Utrecht University  
Fri Feb 20      
Wed Feb 25 Kristan Jensen Stony Brook University  
Fri Feb 27      
Wed Mar 4 Daniele S. M. Alves NYU & Princeton  
Fri Mar 6 Reserved    
Wed Mar 11 R. Loganayagam IAS  
Fri Mar 13      
Wed Mar 18 Jessica Goodman Ohio State  
Fri Mar 20 No speaker   Graduate student event
Wed Mar 25 Sera Cremonini Texas A-M  
Fri Mar 27      
Wed Apr 1 No speaker   Spring break
Fri Apr 3 No speaker   Spring break
Wed Apr 8 Tien-Tien Yu Stony Brook University  
Fri Apr 10      
Wed Apr 15 David Pinner Princeton University  
Fri Apr 17      
Wed Apr 22 Samuel McDermott Stony Brook University  
Fri Apr 24      
Wed Apr 29 Ben Heidenreich Harvard  
Fri May 1 Kfir Blum IAS  
Wed May 6      
Fri May 8      
Wed May 13 Matthew Baumgart Carnegie Mellon  

Fall 2014

Date Speaker Institution Title
Wed Aug 27      
Fri Dec 12 Eric Braaten Ohio State University Making Sense of the XYZ Mesons from QCD Poster
Fri Aug 29      
Wed Sep 3 Joshua Berger SLAC Coloron-assisted Leptoquarks at the LHC Poster
Fri Sep 5 Ying Lin Harvard Little String Amplitudes (and the Unreasonable Effectiveness of 6D SYM) Poster
Wed Sep 10 Shmuel Nussinov Tel Aviv University Aspects of Various Forms of Dark Matter and Dark Photons Poster
Thurs Sep 11 (4pm in 438) Jim Halverson KITP *Note special time and place: Thursday 4pm in room 438* Non-Higgsable QCD Poster
Wed Sep 17      
Fri Sep 19      
Wed Sep 24 Reserved    
Fri Sep 26 Archana Anandakrishnan Ohio State University/Cornell yUnified GUTS in the era of the LHC Poster
Wed Oct 1 Timothy Cohen Princeton Soft-collinear Effective Theory for Heavy WIMP Annihilation Poster
Fri Oct 3 Julian Sonner MIT Exact Results for Entanglement and Renyi Entropies, and their Gravity Duals Poster
Wed Oct 8 Radovan Dermisek Indiana University Insensitive Unification of Gauge Couplings, Muon g-2 and Higgs Decays Poster
Fri Oct 10 Yosef Nir Weizmann Institute The Flavor of Higgs Poster
Wed Oct 15 Tanumoy Mandal Harish-Chandra Institute LHC Phenomenology of Exotic Fermions Poster
Fri Oct 17 Sachin Jain Cornell Unitarity, Crossing Symmetry and Duality of the S-matrix in Large N Chern-Simons Theories with Fundamental Matter Poster
Wed Oct 22 Anson Hook IAS Asymmetric Hawking Radiation: Baryogenesis from Hawking Radiation Poster
Fri Oct 24 Gauthier Durieux Université catholique de Louvain/Cornell Baryon Number Violation at the LHC Poster
Wed Oct 29 Mark Mezei MIT Entanglement Entropy of the Deformed Sphere Poster
Fri Oct 31      
Wed Nov 5 Andrew J. Larkoski MIT Soft Theorems from Effective Field Theory Poster
Fri Nov 7      
Wed Nov 12 Gordan Krnjaic Perimeter Institute Notes from Underground Poster
Fri Nov 14 Jack Kearney Fermilab A pNGB Higgs and Phenomenology of Naturalness Poster
Wed Nov 19 Aitor Lewkowycz Princeton Some Universal Results in CFT Renyi Entropies Poster
Fri Nov 21 John Terning UC Davis The Quantum Critical Higgs Poster
Tue Nov 25 Tanumoy Mandal Harish-Chandra Inst. LHC Phenomenology of Exotic Fermions *Note special time and day: Tuesday, 2pm*
Tue Nov 25 (2pm in 438) Kfir Blum IAS *CANCELED*
Wed Nov 26 No speaker   Thanksgiving break
Fri Nov 28 No speaker   Thanksgiving break
Wed Dec 3 Christopher Beem IAS Chiral Algebras from Superconformal Field Theories in Four and Six Dimensions Poster
Fri Dec 5      
Wed Dec 10 RESERVED    

Archive of previous seminars are available.