May 8 – 10, 2023
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2023 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 8-10, 2023 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 14, 2023

Registration closes April 30, 2023

Talk submission ends April 23, 2023

Conference banquet May 9, 2023



  • Physics at the LHC
  • Flavor physics: experimental and theoretical perspectives
  • Neutrino physics
  • Dark matter theory and detection
  • Deep learning in particle physics 
  • Particle cosmology
  • Astro-particle physics
  • Gravitational waves and particle physics
  • New ideas in baryogenesis, inflation 
  • New physics at future colliders
  • New developments in theory
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  • Joel Butler (FNAL): Visions in particle physics
  • Kaladi Babu (Oklahoma State): Theories of neutrino masses
  • David Caratelli (UCSB): Experimental status of neutrino physics
  • Carmen Carmona Benitez (LZ, PSU): Progress and prospects in dark matter direct detection
  • Clay Cordova (U. of Chicago): Generalized symmetry in particle physics
  • Aleksandra Dimitrievska (ATLAS, LBNL): SM physics at the LHC
  • Paddy Fox (Fermilab): Beyond-the-Standard Model theories
  • Conor Henderson (Cincinnati): Physics results from LHCb
  • Tova Holmes (CMS, U. of Tennessee): Searches for new physics at the LHC
  • George W.-S. Hou (National Taiwan U.): Perspectives on flavor physics
  • Ben Heidenreich (UMass): Weak gravity conjecture and particle physics
  • Rebecca Leane (SLAC): Astrophysical probes for BSM new physics
  • Andrew Long (Rice U.): Particle cosmology
  • Lina Necib (MIT): Unraveling Dark Matter with Gaia 
  • Wren Suess (UCSC/Stanford): Early discoveries with JWST
  • Ramon Winterhalder (UC Louvain, Belgium): Machine learning for particle physics
  • Tien-Tien Yu (University of Oregon): New approaches on dark matter detection
  • C.-P. Yuan (MSU): Bread & butter physics at the LHC


  • Felix Yu (Mainz, Germany): Physics with axions and axion-like particles
  • Ian Lewis (U. of Kansas): Higgs boson physics: an update
  • Alessandro Vicini (Milano, INFN): Understanding the W-boson mass


FORUM ON EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT: May 8 (Monday) 1:00-2:00 pm

Speaker and discussion leader: Kelly Stifter (Fermilab)

Panelists: Keith Dienes (U. of Arizona/NSF), Zhen Liu (U. of Minnesota) 


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 23. A student applicant should send an updated CV and a statement of financial need, indication of the talk submission to Pheno 23, and arrange for a short recommendation letter sent from their thesis advisor, by email to with the subject line "Pheno 23 travel assistance". The decision will be based on the academic qualification and the financial need. The deadline for the application is April 17, 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 on Tuesday, May 9.)


PHENO 2023 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Amit Bhoonah, 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 2023 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. 



The Pittsburgh Marathon will take place May 7, 2023


Pheno 2022

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260