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

Neutrinos at the High Energy Frontier

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm


Given that neutrino mass is so far the only laboratory evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model, understanding its origin could provide a key to unlock the secrets of the new physics. In the LHC era and in anticipation of exciting developments of future colliders, it is timely to discuss how effectively the neutrino mass physics could be probed at the high energy frontier. The workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to develop a roadmap for neutrino physics at the high energy frontier. The complementarity with the low-energy experiments at the intensity frontier, as well as the implications for other outstanding puzzles such as the matter-antimatter asymmetry and dark matter, will also be touched upon.

Alain Blondel, CERN
Bhupal Dev, Washington University
Julia Harz, Paris LPTHE
Pilar Hernandez, Valencia University and CERN
Miha Nemevsek, Stefan Institute
Michael Ramsey-Musolf, UMass Amherst

The Electroweak Box

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 1:00pm


The gamma-boson exchange diagram plays an important role in a number of different areas of nuclear and particle physics. Two-photon exchange in elastic lepton-nucleon scattering is believed to become large at high momentum transfers to explain a large discrepancy in the proton elastic form factor determination. The gamma-Z box diagram is a significant contribution to the asymmetry in parity-violating electron scattering. Finally, the gamma-W diagram enters into beta-decays which are used to constrain fundamental elements of the Standard Model. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together both theorists and experimentalists in these different areas to improve our understanding of this important process.

Jan Bernauer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doug Hasell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Kohl, Hampton U & Jefferson Lab
Richard Milner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Ramsey-Musolf, UMass Amherst

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