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

Theoretical issues and experimental opportunities in searches for time reversal invariance violation using neutrons

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 1:00pm


This workshop will discuss theoretical issues relevant for experimental searches for time reversal violation using slow neutrons. It will present the current and projected reach of a range of experimental approaches and explore the interrelationships of the sensitivity to different types of T violation for these experiments. Experimental strategies discussed will include searches for neutron electric dipole moments, searches for T-odd correlations in neutron decay experiments, searches for T-odd effects using polarized neutron dynamical diffraction in non-centrosymmetric perfect crystals, and T-odd effects in forward transmission in polarized neutron optics.

Vincenzo Cirigliano (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Chen-Yu Liu (Indiana University)
Pieter Mumm (National Institutes of Standards and Technology)
Bradley Plaster (University of Kentucky)
Michael Snow (Indiana University)

Upcoming Seminars

ACFI Seminar

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

Prateek Agrawal