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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm


The school is designed to provide theoretical background for EDM experimentalists. The focus will be on pedagogical lectures, informal discussions with ample time for Q&A, and simple exercises. The goal is to enable participants to obtain an up-to-date picture of the physics of EDMs, including implications for physics beyond the Standard Model and cosmology.