Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar Spring 2016

Mondays, 2:00pm

MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, Cosman Seminar room 6C-442

Organizers:Tracy Slatyer, Jesse Thaler, Ben Safdi, Phiala Shanahan, Wei Xue



Monday, February 8th

"Chiral-Scale Perturbation Theory and the Renormalization Group"

Rod Crewther, U Adelaide


Monday, February 15th, Holiday no seminar

Tuesday, February 16th

``The quest for precision in particle physics"

Simon Caron-Huot, Niels Bohr Inst


Monday, February 22th

``The 3.55 keV Line: Claims and Counter-Claims"

Esra Bulbul, MIT


Monday, February 29th

"Perturbations vs Simulations: Precision Cosmology from the Effective Field Theory of Large Scale Structure"

Daniele Bertolini, LBL


Monday, March 7th

``Evidence for non-Abelian dark matter from large scale structure of the universe?"

Martin Schmaltz, BU


Monday, March 14th

``Hidden Sector Dark Matter with a Mass Gap"

Josh Ruderman, NYU


Monday, March 21st Spring Break no seminar


Monday, March 28th

``Goldstone Gauginos"

Daniele Alves, NYU


Monday, April 4th

"The cosmological constant problem in scalar gravity"

Prateek Agrawal, Harvard


Monday, April 11th

``Predictions of novel collective modes in trapped Fermi gases from
Lifshitz black holes

Paul Romatschke, U Colorado


Monday, April 18th Patriot's Day no seminar


Monday, April 25th

``Illuminating a dark sector at the LHC"

Eder Izaguirre, Perimeter Inst.


Monday, May 2nd

``Phenomenology of semileptonic B-meson decays with form factors from lattice QCD

Ran Zhou, Fermi Lab


Monday, May 9th

``Exploratory lattice QCD study of the rare kaon decay K -> pi nu nu-bar"

Xu Feng, Columbia