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 17, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 2:00pm

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

This workshop will cover a range of related topics, including resurgence and asymptotic analysis, phenomena in compactified gauge theories, path integral complexification, and others, in which considerable progress has been made in recent years. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together a group of experts and a group of more phenomenologically-oriented high-energy theorists in order to bring broader attention to the most interesting theoretical developments.

Co-organizers:
Patrick Draper (U.C. Santa Barbara & UMass Amherst)
Nathaniel Craig (U.C. Santa Barbara)
John Donoghue (UMass Amherst)
Gerald Dunne (U. Connecticut)
Matt Reece (Harvard U.)
Mithat Unsal (North Carolina State U.)

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 12:00pm

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

The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions will be hosting the second “Northeast Gravity Meeting” . The goal of this workshop is to bring together a group of experts, both senior and junior, working on topics in classical and quantum gravity, cosmology and related subjects. Of special interest this year are developments in the AdS/CFT correspondence, including implications for QCD, the proposed computational complexity /Action duality, and pre-inflationary physics.

Co-organizers:
David Kastor (UMass Amherst)
Alex Maloney (McGill U.)
Lorenzo Sorbo (UMass Amherst)
Jennie Traschen (UMass Amherst)