Past News & Announcements

Current news and announcements as well as upcoming workshops and meetings
are listed on the homepage.

Six post-docs and two visitors join the ACFI

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 4:00pm to Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 4:00pm

The ACFI welcomes six new post-docs who have joined the Department this fall: Massimiliano Bellomo (high energy experiment) Wei Chao (theory), Satoru Inoue (theory), Grigory Ovanesyan (theory), Nicholas Saylor (nuclear experiment) and Peter Winslow (theory). We also welcome our long-term visitors Will Loinaz (Amherst College) and Graham White (Monash University).

BICEP2: gravitational waves from the Big Bang, and a discrepancy

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 3:00pm to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm

ACFI faculty Lorenzo Sorbo and collaborators have offered two possible explanations for the discrepancy between BICEP2 and previous experiments: a sudden change in the production of the gravitational waves and the existence of a preferred direction in the sky.

arXiv:1403.4596, also New Scientist (issue 2962)

BLV 2015: International Workshop on Baryon and Lepton Number Violation

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm to Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 11:00pm

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Co-Chairs: Pavel Fileviez Perez (MPIK Heidelberg) Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst) Co-Chair

For more information, see the BLV 2015 Conference website.

New Postdoctoral Research Associate Search!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:45am to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Physics Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for postdoctoral research associates in theoretical high-energy and nuclear physics, and cosmology. The candidates will be expected to carry out research in one or more of these areas and to work with faculty members of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, including Michael Ramsey-Musolf and Jordy de Vries (faculty research interests can be found at The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of an extension of up to two additional years.

Detailed information about the application procedures can be found at

Applicant should apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.

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