Past 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.

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 8:45am to Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 5:00pm

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

The workshop will address opportunities for tests of time-reversal invariance in neutron-nucleus interactions and weak decays as well as the related tests of C-invariance in rare eta decays. The program will focus on the relationship with tests of time-reversal invariance with electric dipole moment searches, methods for computing the hadronic and nuclear matrix elements, and experimental opportunities.

Liping Gan (U. North Carolina Wilmington)
Vladmir Gudkov (U. South Carolina)
Sean Tulin (York U.)

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT) 419B , U Mass Amherst

Joint ACFI-FRIB workshop

Atomic nuclei provide powerful laboratories for testing nature’s fundamental symmetries. With the larger number and quantity of isotopes that the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will make available, new and improved tests, such as for atomic EDMs, will be possible. The workshop will assess the opportunities for fundamental symmetry tests that FRIB make possible and identify those most important to pursue.

Witek Nazarewicz (Michigan State/FRIB/NSCL)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst)
Brad Sherrill (Michigan State/FRIB/NSCL)

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:00pm

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

The neutron lifetime is an important parameter for a variety of studies in nuclear, particle, and astrophysics. At present, the measurements of the neutron lifetime with the lowest quoted errors are in serious disagreement. The workshop will address the issue of next generation neutron lifetime experiments with the goal of producing a roadmap for the production of a robust experimental determination.

Geoff Greene (U. Tennessee & Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Susan Seestrom (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm

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

Higgs portal interactions can address two open problems in cosmology: dark matter and the baryon asymmetry. In anticipation of the 14 TeV phase of the LHC and the development of a future electron-positron collider, it is timely to delineate the most important scenarios, to identify their LHC and lepton collider signatures, and to determine the extent to which collider searches may probe Higgs portal scenarios in the cosmologically relevant regions of parameter space.

Ben Brau (UMass Amhherst)
John Paul Chou (Rutgers University)
Carlo Dallapicola (UMass Amherst)
Michael Ramsey-Musolf (UMass Amherst)
Shufang Su (University of Arizona)
Stephane Willocq (UMass Amherst)