May 9 – 11, 2022
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2022 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 9-11, 2022 at the University of Pittsburgh.  It will cover the latest topics in particle phenomenology and theory plus related issues in astrophysics and cosmology. We would like to encourage you to register and submit an abstract for a parallel talk. All talks at the symposium are expected to be in person. We hope to see you in May!

Early registration ends April 15, 2022

Registration closes April 24, 2022

Talk submission ends April 24, 2022

Conference banquet May 10, 2022


  • Marina Artuso (Syracuse Univ., LHCb): Flavor physics: current status and future goals, an experimentalist perspective
  • Jacob Bourjaily (Penn State Univ.): Adventures in perturbation theory
  • Anja Butter (Univ. of Heidelberg): Deep learning in particle physics 
  • Yanou Cui (UC-Riverside): New ideas in baryogenesis 
  • Peter Denton (BNL): Nu physics: Theory and practice
  • Cora Dvorkin (Harvard): New era in cosmology
  • Dan Hooper (FNAL/U Chicago): New era in astro-particle physics
  • Yoni Kahn (UIUC): New approaches to dark matter direct detection
  • David Kaplan (Johns Hopkins Univ.): Perspectives in particle physics
  • Felix Kling (DESY): Physics at forward facilities
  • Xiao Luo (UCSB): Physics with neutrino experiments
  • Ian Moult (Yale): Conformal Collider Physics Meets the LHC
  • Isobel Ojalvo (Princeton Univ., CMS): HL-LHC and future perspectives
  • Nobuchika Okada (Univ. of Alabama): Gravitational waves and particle physics
  • Gil Paz (Wayne State Univ.): Heavy flavor physics
  • Reinhard Schwienhorst (MSU, ATLAS): Physics results from the LHC
  • Blake Sherwin (Cambridge University): Cosmology from gravitational lensing in ACT
  • Michael Spannowsky (IPPP, Durham Univ.): New physics at colliders


Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine (Univ. of New Mexico): The Hubble tension

Radovan Dermisek (Indiana Univ.): muon g-2 and BSM physics 

Joey Huston (MSU/CDF) and Josh Isaacson  (FNAL): On the W-mass measurement


Discussion leaders: Prof. Keith Dienes (Univ. of Arizona/NSF), Dr. Robert McGehee (Leinweber Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan)

PITT PACC Travel Awards: With support from the NSF and DOE, there are a number of awards (up to $300 each) available to domestic graduate students for travel and accommodation to Pheno 22. A student applicant should send an updated CV and a statement of financial need, and arrange for a short recommendation letter sent from their thesis advisor, by email to with the subject line "Pheno 22 travel assistance". The decision will be based on the academic qualification, the talk submission to Pheno 22, and the financial need. The deadline for the application is April 18, and the winners will be notified by April 21.  (Each research group may be limited to one awardee. Winners in the previous years may have lower priority for consideration. Winner institutes and names will be announced at the Symposium banquet.)

PHENO 2022 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Arnab Dasgupta, Ayres Freitas, Joni George (contact person), Akshay Ghalsasi, Gracie Jane Gollinger (technical support), Tao Han (chair), Adam Leibovich, Matthew Low, Keping Xie

PHENO 2022 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Tae Min Hong, Arthur Kosowsky, James Mueller, Vittorio Paolone, Tilman Plehn, Vladimir Savinov, Xerxes Tata, Andrew Zentner, and Dieter Zeppenfeld. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all in-person participants.  Participants are requested to wear a face mask during the symposium (except for speakers giving a presentation and for eating/drinking). Masks and the quick antigen test kits will be available at the registration desk. 

LoopFest 2022 will be also held at the University of Pittsburgh right after PHENO 2022, during 12-14 May.

PHENO 2021

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Registration for this event is currently open.