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, October 23, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT) 419B , U Mass Amherst

Joint ACFI-FRIB workshop

Atomic nuclei provide powerful laboratories for testing nature’s fundamental symmetries. With the larger number and quantity of isotopes that the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will make available, new and improved tests, such as for atomic EDMs, will be possible. The workshop will assess the opportunities for fundamental symmetry tests that FRIB make possible and identify those most important to pursue.

Co-organizers:
Witek Nazarewicz (Michigan State/FRIB/NSCL)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst)
Brad Sherrill (Michigan State/FRIB/NSCL)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:45am to Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

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

The workshop will address opportunities for tests of time-reversal invariance in neutron-nucleus interactions and weak decays as well as the related tests of C-invariance in rare eta decays. The program will focus on the relationship with tests of time-reversal invariance with electric dipole moment searches, methods for computing the hadronic and nuclear matrix elements, and experimental opportunities.

Co-organizers:
Liping Gan (U. North Carolina Wilmington)
Vladmir Gudkov (U. South Carolina)
Sean Tulin (York U.)