Seminars & Workshops

The ACFI hosts a weekly seminar series that brings researchers from around the world to present forefront research and interact with ACFI faculty, staff, and students. Informal research presentations by UMass Amherst and visitors take place in the weekly Fundamental Interactions Informal Talk.

The aim of ACFI topical workshops is to provide an opportunity for researchers from around the world to interact in a focused, short-term context to address an important open problem in the Energy, Intensity, or Cosmic frontiers as well as at their intersection. The general scope of the topical workshop is 10-20 participants who meet over a 2-5 day period at UMass Amherst, focusing on a specific problem, and formulating a plan for on-going research at the workshop conclusion.

The ACFI welcomes proposals for a topical workshop, which will be considered on a rolling basis. To submit a proposal, please contact the Director. A list of past workshops and meetings is also available.

Upcoming Workshops & Meetings

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

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

A variety of extended Higgs sector models contain new sources of CP-violation that may have implications for the origin of the cosmic baryon asymmetry. The goal of the workshop is to identify the existing low-energy constraints on Higgs CP violation as well as the possible signatures at high-energy colliders. Given the imminent start of Run II at the LHC, the prospects of significantly more sensitive low-energy CPV probes, and developing plans for future lepton and hadron colliders, it is timely to explore in detail the best strategies for uncovering CP-violation in Higgs sector extensions.

Wolfgang Altmannshofer
Stefania Gori
JoAnne Hewett
Michael Ramsey-Musolf
Yue Zhang