Welcome!

Welcome! Our mission is to advance research in
theoretical and experimental physics at the interface
of the Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic frontiers.

We seek answers to key open questions about
nature’s fundamental interactions, such as:

Why is there more matter than anti-matter in the Universe?

What additional forces were active during the first moments after the Big Bang?

How are protons and neutrons put together?

We address these and other questions through international
topical workshops; a visiting researcher program;
UMass faculty, staff, and student research
as well as other activities.

News & Announcements

Recent Developments in Semiclassical Probes of Quantum Field Theories

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT) 419B, UMass Amherst

This workshop will cover a range of related topics, including resurgence and asymptotic analysis, phenomena in compactified gauge theories, path integral complexification, and others, in which considerable progress has been made in recent years. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together a group of experts and a group of more phenomenologically-oriented high-energy theorists in order to bring broader attention to the most interesting theoretical developments.

Co-organizers:
Patrick Draper (U.C. Santa Barbara & UMass Amherst)
Nathaniel Craig (U.C. Santa Barbara)
John Donoghue (UMass Amherst)
Gerald Dunne (U. Connecticut)
Matt Reece (Harvard U.)
Mithat Unsal (North Carolina State U.)

Northeast Gravity Workshop

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT) 419B, UMass Amherst

The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions will be hosting the second “Northeast Gravity Meeting” . The goal of this workshop is to bring together a group of experts, both senior and junior, working on topics in classical and quantum gravity, cosmology and related subjects. Of special interest this year are developments in the AdS/CFT correspondence, including implications for QCD, the proposed computational complexity /Action duality, and pre-inflationary physics.

Co-organizers:
David Kastor (UMass Amherst)
Alex Maloney (McGill U.)
Lorenzo Sorbo (UMass Amherst)
Jennie Traschen (UMass Amherst)

Upcoming Seminars