2017 - 2018 HEP Seminar Schedule

DateEvent TypeSpeakerTitle
09/06/2017HEP SeminarEnnio SalvioniCharged Composite Scalar Dark Matter [ + Description ]
09/08/2017HEP SeminarRam BrusteinWhat’s inside a BH? Probing the interior of black holes with gravity waves [ + Description ]
09/13/2017HEP SeminarAdam SolomonEffective field theories and modified gravity or: How I learned to stop worrying and love higher-derivative Lagrangians [ + Description ]
09/20/2017HEP SeminarGiovanni VilladoroThe Power of Series [ + Description ]
09/27/2017HEP SeminarSavdeep SethiSupersymmetry Breaking by Fluxes [ + Description ]
10/04/2017HEP SeminarPatrick FoxCosmology in Mirror Twin Higgs and Neutrinos [ + Description ]
10/11/2017HEP SeminarTomer VolanskyRelaxed Inflation [ + Description ]
10/18/2017HEP SeminarCora DvorkinDiscovering New Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Cosmological Data Sets [ + Description ]
10/25/2017HEP SeminarDavid CurtinBSM Opportunities at ep Colliders [ -- Description ]

Description: Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) at both fixed-target experiments and at HERA has been vital for our understanding of proton structure and performing measurements and BSM searches at the LHC. Future proposals for ep colliders envision an add-on to a primary pp machine (LHC or a future 100TeV collider) for roughly O(10%) additional cost. The DIS data from such a facility would obviously be extremely valuable, but less understood ist he potential of such a facility to probe BSM physics. Going beyond the BSM models which give large production cross sections at ep colliders, we argue that the clean experimental environment, without pile-up and much lower hadronic backgrounds, offers unique advantages in studying BSM signatures which look like hadronic noise at pp colliders. We demonstrate this by studying Long-Lived Particle signatures with short lifetimes and/or soft final states, like Higgsinos. Future ep colliders could probe lifetimes as short as a micron and are superior to the primary pp colldier in probing large regions of parameter space. This lesson can likely be generalized to other BSM scenarios as well. (2:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
11/01/2017HEP SeminarTom BanksDo Conformal Field Theory Correlators Compute the Non-perturbative Minkowski S Matrix? [ + Description ]
11/08/2017HEP SeminarTongyan LinConstraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia [ + Description ]
11/15/2017HEP SeminarJared KaplanExact Bulk Operators and the Fate of Locality [ + Description ]
11/22/2017HEP SeminarAlexander ZhiboedovTBA [ + Description ]
11/29/2017HEP SeminarMichael R. DouglasTBA [ + Description ]
12/06/2017HEP SeminarSebastian FrancoTBA [ + Description ]
12/13/2017HEP SeminarErich PoppitzTBA [ + Description ]
01/24/2018HEP SeminarThomas BachlechnerTBA [ + Description ]
01/31/2018HEP SeminarMarcus SpradlinTBA [ + Description ]
02/07/2018HEP SeminarSurjeet RajendranTBA [ + Description ]
02/21/2018HEP SeminarXi YinTBA [ + Description ]
03/07/2018HEP SeminarAnastasia VolovichTBA [ + Description ]