Nuclear and Particle Theory Seminar Spring 2017

Mondays, 2:00PM

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

Organizers: Iain Stewart, Tracy Slatyer, Phiala Shanahan, Yotam Soreq


Thursday, February 16, 2:30PM moved due to snow cancelation

``Determining the x-dependence of parton distribution functions using lattice QCD"

Jiunn-Wei Chen, National Taiwan University/MIT-CTP


Monday February 20 no seminar President's Day Holiday


Monday, February 27

``The B -> D(*) tau nu anomalies: facts and/or fictions"

Zoltan Ligeti, LBNL


Monday, March 6

“Effects of Dark Matter Self-Interactions on the Evolution of Halos”.

Yiming Zhong, BU


Monday, March 13

"Fishing for new physics at the LHC"

Simon Knapen, UCB/LBNL


Monday, March 20

"Resummation of transverse momentum distributions in distribution space"

Markus Ebert, DESY


Monday, March 27 no seminar Spring Break


Monday, April 3

``Probing the Electroweak Phase Transition at the LHC and Future Colliders"

Peisi Huang, Texas A&M University


Monday, April 10

"The Weak Gravity Conjecture and Ultraviolet Cutoffs.”

Matt Reece, Harvard


Monday, April 17 no seminar Patriot's Day Holiday


Monday, April 24

``Jet evolution and energy loss in dense QCD media"

Yacine Mehtar-Tani, University of Washington


Monday, May 1

``Explore hadron structure from the first principle lattice QCD calculations"

Jianwei Qiu, J Lab


Monday, May 8

``PBH dark matter and gravitational waves from axion inflation"

Valerie Domcke, APC, U Paris


Monday, May 15

"Searching for dark matter in the Milky Way: current results and perspectives"

Francesca Calore, LAPTH, CNRS