Past Workshops & Meetings

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 1:00pm


The electroweak phase transition (EWPT) is a key event that took place
early in the evolution of the Universe. Knowledge of its precise details could help us
understand the origin of the baryon asymmetry, or may lead to a definite prediction of a
stochastic background of gravitational waves that may be within the reach of the future
space-based interferometer LISA. At the same time, exploring the nature and properties
of the EWPT is an increasingly important part of the Physics Programme of the LHC
and the future of the high-energy frontier, and a large effort has been devoted in recent
years to the exploration of the phenomenological consequences of the EWPT for LHC.

Translating the future experimental results into a precise description of the early
Universe during the electroweak epoch demands a robust computational framework for
scenarios beyond the Standard Model, and is not yet fully established. The aim of this
Workshop is to bring together experts in the field to discuss the latest theoretical
developments, share ideas, and bring the EWPT into the precision era.

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:00pm


This meeting will bring together theorists addressing various theoretical issues pertaining to the interpretation of searches for neutrinoless double beta-decay and electric dipole moments of hadronic and diamagnetic atoms.

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.

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.

David Kastor (UMass Amherst)
Alex Maloney (McGill U.)
Lorenzo Sorbo (UMass Amherst)
Jennie Traschen (UMass Amherst)

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.

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.)