Past News & Announcements

Current news and announcements as well as upcoming workshops and meetings
are listed on the homepage.

Six post-docs and two visitors join the ACFI

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:00pm to Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

The ACFI welcomes six new post-docs who have joined the Department this fall: Massimiliano Bellomo (high energy experiment) Wei Chao (theory), Satoru Inoue (theory), Grigory Ovanesyan (theory), Nicholas Saylor (nuclear experiment) and Peter Winslow (theory). We also welcome our long-term visitors Will Loinaz (Amherst College) and Graham White (Monash University).

BICEP2: gravitational waves from the Big Bang, and a discrepancy

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm

ACFI faculty Lorenzo Sorbo and collaborators have offered two possible explanations for the discrepancy between BICEP2 and previous experiments: a sudden change in the production of the gravitational waves and the existence of a preferred direction in the sky.

arXiv:1403.4596, also New Scientist (issue 2962)

BLV 2015: International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm to Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00pm

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Co-Chairs: Pavel Fileviez Perez (MPIK Heidelberg) Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst) Co-Chair

For more information, see the BLV 2015 Conference website.