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, January 22, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:00pm

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

Electric dipole moments are amongst the most sensitive probes of theories beyond the standard model and novel mechanisms for CP violation. The interpretation of searches for EDMs of nucleons, atoms, and molecules depends on computations of hadronic matrix elements of underlying CP-violating operators. This workshop will assess the present status of these computations and develop a roadmap for pursuing refined hadronic matrix element calculations.

Co-organizers:
Vincenzo Cirigliano (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Rajan Gupta (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Taku Izubuchi (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst)