Oct 20 – 21, 2022
US/Eastern timezone
We are organizing a two-day workshop, "Rabi-Fest", to celebrate the illustrious career and many achievements in research and mentorship of Professor Rabi Mohapatra on the occasion of his retirement.  This event will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, during October 20-21, 2022, and is being sponsored by the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics
Professor Mohapatra has made major contributions to a variety of areas in elementary particle physics. These include the theory and phenomenology of neutrino masses, understanding the origin of parity violation, solving the strong CP problem, grand unification of forces and matter, the nature and origin of dark matter, understanding the flavor puzzle, and the origin of matter in the universe.  He is one of the pioneers in the development of the seesaw mechanism that explains small neutrino masses.  He is a discoverer of left-right symmetric theories, considered to be leading candidates for physics beyond the Standard Model.  His proposal to test baryon number violation via neutron-antineutron oscillations is currently being explored experimentally.  Rabi is also the proponent of the Majoron, a massless scalar associated with spontaneous breaking of lepton number symmetry.  His two textbooks, "Unification and Supersymmetry" and "Massive Neutrinos in Physics and Astrophysics" are widely used references. His 500-plus research publications can be found here.
Many of these topics and related issues will be discussed at the workshop.
This is primarily an in-person meeting, with very few exceptions for Zoom talks.


Due to space constraints, participation at the conference is by invitation only. However, the talks will be live-streamed via zoom. If you are interested in attending the talks online, please register and we will send you the zoom link.


Organizers: Kaustubh Agashe (UMD), Kaladi Babu (OSU), Zackaria Chacko (UMD), Bhupal Dev (WUSTL), Raman Sundrum (UMD), Haibo Yu (UC Riverside) 

PSC 3150 Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics, Physical Sciences Building, 3rd Floor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Registration for this event is currently open.