May 6 – 8, 2013
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone
The 2013 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 6-8, 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh.  It will cover the latest topics in particle phenomenology and theory plus related issues in astrophysics and cosmology.  The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has begun a new era of exciting insights into the nature of the universe.

Early registration ends April 14, 2013.

Talk submission ends April 21, 2013.

The tentative plenary program is now available.

The tentative topics and speakers are:

  • Jake Anderson (FNAL, CMS): LHC Higgs boson results involving bosons
  • Ritoban Basu Thakur (FNAL, CDMS): Low-mass WIMP searches with SuperCDMS
  • Cristina Biino (Univ. di Torino e Sez. dell'INFN, CMS): Overview of recent Standard-Model physics results from ATLAS and CMS
  • Xin Chen (UW-Madison, ATLAS): LHC Higgs boson results involving fermions
  • Rouven Essig (Stony Brook): The search for dark matter
  • K.K. Gan (Ohio State U.): Hunting for Physics Beyond the Standard Model by ATLAS and CMS
  • Sadakazu Haino (National Central University, Taiwan): Results from AMS
  • Stefan Hoeche (SLAC): Calculational tools for discovery
  • Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins): Cosmology in the new era
  • Heather Logan (Carleton U): Higgs bosons and beyond
  • Naoko Kurahashi Neilson (UW-Madison, IceCube): News from IceCube
  • Yasuhiro Okada (KEK): Higgs physics at ILC
  • Stephen Parke (FNAL): Neutrino physics at the intensity frontier
  • Pierre Ramond (U. of Florida): Perspectives in the LHC Era
  • Graca Rocha (JPL, PLANCK): Physics from PLANCK
  • Goran Senjanovic (ICTP, Trieste): The theory and phenomenology of leptons
  • Michael Sokoloff (Cincinnati, LHCb): Physics from LHCb
  • Amarjit Soni (BNL): Flavor & CP: Circa 2013
  • Iain Stewart (MIT): New Developments in Perturbative QCD
  • Anthony Timmins (Houston University, ALICE): Physics from ALICE

Symposium sponsored visit to Phipps Conservatory on the afternoon of May 8.

PITT PACC Travel Awards: There are a number of awards (up to $300 each) available to graduate students for travel and accommodation to Pheno 13. A student applicant should send an updated CV, a statement of the need, and arrange a short recommendation letter sent from the thesis advisor by email to The decision will be based on the academic qualification, the talk submission to Pheno 13, and the need. The deadline for the application is the same as the talk submission April 21, and the winners will be notified by April 26.

PHENO 2013 ORGANIZERS: Cindy Cercone, Neil Christensen, Ayres Freitas, Tao Han (chair), Adam Leibovich, Josh Sayre, and Susanne Westhoff.

PHENO 2013 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Xerxes Tata, and Dieter Zeppenfeld.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
This symposium is supported in part by the US National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and PITT PACC.