Theory Seminars Location: Green Room (except where noted)

2007 Previous Seminars                                                           Theoretical Physics Group 
Johan Alwall
SLAC
MadGraph/MadEvent v.4 Friday, January 12, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
David Rainwater
Rochester University
Breakdown of the narrow width approximationWed, January 17, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Nathaniel Craig
SLAC/Stanford University
Reheating Metastable O'Raifeartaigh Models.Friday, January 19, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Jose Santiago Perez
Fermilab
New ideas in Randall-Sundrum phenomenologyWed, January 24, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Alessandro Tomasielo
Stanford University
What internal spaces give supersymmetric flux vacua in string theory?Friday, January 26, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Maurizio Piai
Washington University
Precision Electro-Weak Parameters from AdS-CFTWed, January 31, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
   



     
Joshua Erlich
William & Mary College
Holographic Bosonic TechnicolorFriday, February 2, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ofer Aharony
Weizmann Institute of Science
A holographic model of deconfinement and chiral symmetry restoration Wed, February 7,2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Guy de Teramond
University of Costa Rica
AdS/CFT Integrability in a semiclassical approximation to QCD Friday, February 9, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Pavel Kovtun
KITP, Santa Barbara
Quantum critical transport, duality, and M-theory Wed, February 14,2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Lance Dixon
SLAC
Is N=8 Supergravity Finite? Friday, February 16,2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
David Starr
SLAC/Stanford U
New Dimensions for Wound Strings Wed, February 21,2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Albert De Roeck
CERN
The CMS experiment at the LHC: the first few years. Friday, February 23,2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Matt Strassler
University of Washington, Seattle
On the Collider Phenomenology of a Hidden Valley Wed, February 28,2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
   



   
Andrei Belitsky
Arizona State University
Integrability and multiloop Baxter equation in Super-Yang-Mills theories Friday, March 2, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Veronica Sanz
Boston University
Holography: a tool for the LHC Wed, March 7, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Richard Hill
Fermilab
Topological physics of little higgs bosons Friday, March 9, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Kaustubh Agashe
Syracuse University
Signals for Composite Higgs Models in Top and W/Z Physics Wed, March 14, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Mathew Headrick
Stanford University
The uses of Ricci flow Friday, March 16, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Chung Kao
Oklahoma University
QCD Corrections to Higgs Pair Production in Bottom Quark Fusion Wed, March 21, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Anthony Aguirre
SCIPP, Santa Cruz
Learning how to count in eternal inflation Friday, March 23, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Christopher Lee
University of Washington, Seattle
Universal Nonperturbative Effects in Two-Jet Event Shapes Wed, March 28, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Tom Able
SLAC (KIPAC) Stanford University
Birth, Life and Death of the First Massive Stars Friday, March 30, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
   



     
Herbert Newberger
Rutgers University
Progress on QCD at an infinite number of colors Wed, April 4, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
John Cornwall
UCLA
Center Vortices and the Functional Schrodinger Equation Friday, April 6, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Sonny Mantry
Caltech
Top Mass from Jets. Wed, April 11, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No seminar Friday, April 13, 2007
 
Thomas Gregoire
Boston University
Composite gluinos at the LHC Wed, April 18, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Frank Tackmann
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Squeezing b -> s l^+ l^- for New Physics with Limited Data Friday, April 20, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Leonardo Senatore
Harvard
An Effective Field Theory for Inflation Wed, April 25, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Allan Adams
MIT
No Calabi-Yau Is An Island (or, The Anomalous LG-CY Correspondence Friday, April 27, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
   



     
Peter Skands
Fermilab
Parton Showers and NLO matrix elements Wed, May 2, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Sean Hartnoll
KITP, UC Santa Barbara
Topology Change and New Phases of Thermal N=4 sym Theory Thursday, May 3, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Urs M. Heller
APS and BNL
Some results from full 2+1 flavor simulations of QCD Wed, May 9, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Neal Weiner
NYU
Positrons in the Halo from Exciting Dark Matter Fri, May 11, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Lawrence G. Yaffe
Washington, Seattle
Heavy quark energy loss in strongly coupled plasmas Wed, May 16, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Zohar Komargodski
Weizmann
Phases of string theory on AdS3 and tachyon condensation Fri, May 18, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Mariangela Lisanti
SLAC/Stanford
Unification and Dark Matter in a Minimal Scalar Extension of the Standard Model. Wed, May 23, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Michael Peskin
SLAC
New parton shower algorithms based on twistors Fri, May 25, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Volodya Smirnov
Moscow State University
Evaluating Feynman Integrals by Mellin-Barnes Representation Wed, May 30, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
     



     
Roni Harnik
SLAC/Stanford
Folded Supersymmetry and Uncolored Squarks at LHC Fri, June 1, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
James Gainer
SLAC/Stanford 
Can the ILC Solve the LHC inverse problem? Wed, June 6, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Johan Alwall
SLAC
Matching of Parton Showers and QCD Matrix Elements with MADEVENT and PYTHIA Fri, June 8, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m

No seminar
DoE Review Wed, June 6, 2007
 
Raj Ghandi
Harish Chandra Research Institute
Physics Possibilities with the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) Fri, June 15, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Christoph Luhn
Florida University 
Proton hexality and neutrino masses from an anomalous U(1) Wed, June 20, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No seminar Fri, June 22, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Alakabha Datta
University of Mississippi
Is there New Physics in B Decays? Wed, June 27, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Stan Brodsky
SLAC/Stanford
The Renormalization Scale Problem Fri, June 29, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
   



   
No seminar No seminar Wed, July 4,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Jay Wacker
SLAC/Stanford 
New Searches for Sub-Gravitational Forces Fri, July 6, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
No seminar No seminar Wed, July 11, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Thomas Dumitrescu
Columbia University
The Static Approximation to B Meson Mixing using Light Domain Wall Fermions Fri, July 13, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Reinhold Ruckl
University of Wuerzburg
LFV, Leptogenesis and Collider Searches Wed, July 18, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Marek Karliner
Tel-Aviv University 
Predictions of Bottom Baryon Masses Fri, July 20, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Susan Gardner
University of Kentucky
Probing the Electromagnetic Properties of Dark Matter Wed, July 25, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No seminar Fri, July 27, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
    



     
No seminar SLAC Summer Institute Wed, August 1,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar SLAC Summer Institute Fri, August 3, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
No seminar SLAC Summer Institute Wed, August 8,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar SLAC Summer Institute Fri, August 10, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Mihoko Nojiri
KEK
BSM and dark matter at LHC Mon, August 13, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Shin 'ichi Nojiri
Nagoya University
Gauss-Bonnet gravity as a dark energy model Wed, August 15, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Alfred Goldhaber
Stony Brook University
One Billion Magnetic Monopoles Fri, August 17, 2007
12
:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Ana Alboteanu
University of Wuerzburg
The Noncommutative Standard Model Beyond Leading Order in Theta and Collider Phenomenology Mon, August 20, 2007
1
:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Jean-Philippe Lansberg
Ecole Polytechnique-CPHT
Hard-exclusive processes and Transition Distribution Amplitudes Wed, August 22, 2007
1
:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No Seminar Fri, August 24,  2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Yorgos Sofianatos
SLAC/Stanford
Higgs + multiparton amplitudes at 1-loop Wed, August 29, 2007
1
:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No Seminar Fri, August 31,  2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
    



   
ZhenyuHan                     UC Davis"Mass determination in SUSY-like events with missing energy"Wed, September 5,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Mattew Johnson Caltech"Towards observable signatures of other bubble universe" Fri, September 7, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
No seminar No SeminarWed, September 12,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Sally Dawson BrookhavenNationalLab"B quarks and the Higgs" Fri, September 14, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Graham Kribs   University of Oregon "Fun with Fourth Generations" Fri, September 19, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Timothy R. Dulaney    CalTech "Flavor Changing Neutral Currents in the Lee-Wick Standard Model"Wed, September 21,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
John Mason          UC Santa Cruz"Radiative Corrections to Supersymmetric Relations: The Charginos and Neutralinos" Fri, September 26, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Serguey Petcov SISSA"Neutrino Mixing, Majorana and Dirac CP-Violation in the Lepton Sector and Leptogenesis"Wed, September 28,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
    



   
Michel Herquet Université Catholique de Louvain - UCL. "Twisting Higgs Phenomenology at Hadron Colliders"Wed, October 3,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Pierre Ramond University of Florida"Finite Flavor Symmetries"Fri, October 5, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Daniel Baumann Princeton University "Primordial Gravitational Waves from String Theory?"Wed, October 10,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Mithat Unsal  SLAC "Confinement, duality and magnetic bions in QCD(adj)"Fri, October 12, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Jason Kumar      UC Irvine "Probing String Models at the LHC Via Extra Gauge"Wed, October 17,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Timo Weigand CalTech"Stringy Instanton effects in Type II orientifolds"Thurs, October 18, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m Stanford
No seminar No SeminarFri, October 19, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Matt Buckley      UC Berkeley "Discriminating spin through quantum interference"Wed, October 24,  2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Daniel Green  SLAC/Stanford"On the Critical Behaviour of Boundaries"Fri, October 26, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Tim Tait            Argonne National Laboratory"Top Compositeness at the LHC"Wed, October 31, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
    



   
Jogesh Pati SLAC/U Maryland"PROTON DECAY: THE MISSING LINK - Correlating D=5 and D = 6 decays in SO(10) with stabilized doublet- triplet splitting" Fri, November 2, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Thomas Grimm University of Wisconsin"Axion Inflation in Type II String Theory"Wed, November 7, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Fumihiro Takayama     Cornell University "Long-Lived Massive Particles as A Probe for New physics"Fri, November 9, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Mark Strikman Penn State University"Three dimensional structure of fast proton and pp collisions at LHC" Wed, November 14, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Amit Sever Brandies University"Quark scattering amplitudes at strong coupling"Fri, November 16, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Tanju Gleisberg SLAC"Towards the automation of NLO (QCD) calculations"Wed, November 21, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar HolidayFri, November 23, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Ari Pakman    Stony Brook "Progress on AdS3/CFT2"Wed, November 28, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
GregoryGabadadze University of New York "Charged Condensation"Fri, November 30, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
   



   
Mark Jackson Fermilab"Detecting Cosmic Superstrings"Wed, December 5, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Rouven Essig Rutgers University "Meta-stable Dynamical Supersymmetry Breaking near Points of Enhanced Symmetry". Fri, December 7 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
Ilarion Melnikov University of Chicago"A Massive Perspective on the A-Model"Wed, December 12, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
Tommer Wizansky SLAC/Stanford"Antenna Signals from the Hidden Valley"Fri, December 14, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
No seminar No SeminarWed, December 19, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar No SeminarFri, December 21, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
No seminar HolidayWed, December 26, 2007
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m
No seminar HolidayFri, December 28, 2007
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m
   



   

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