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

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 1:00pm


Explaining the cosmic matter-antimatter asymmetry requires CP-violation beyond that of the Standard Model. Electric dipole moment searches and measurements of CP-violating observables in heavy quark systems place tight constraints on new CP-violation at and below the weak scale. Next generation EDM searches and heavy flavor probes, together with prospective collider tests, will have considerably greater sensitivities. This workshop will explore how these future probes of CP-violation may provide tests of scenarios proposed to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry.

Stefania Gori (U. Cincinnati)
Kaori Fuyuto (UMass Amherst)
Ann Nelson (U. Washington)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst)