May 4 – 6, 2015
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2015 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 4-6, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh.  It will cover the latest topics in particle phenomenology and theory plus related issues in astrophysics and cosmology.


Early registration ends April 12, 2015

Talk submission ends April 19, 2015

Conference banquet May 5, 2015

The plenary program and full program are now available


Tentative plenary topics and speakers:

  • Wolfgang Altmannshofer (Perimeter Institute):  Flavor Physics in the New Era 
  • Howard Baer (Oklahama):  Where is SUSY?
  • Tom Browder (Hawaii):  B-Physics: The Next Generation
  • Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard CfA):  Physics from DESI 
  • Christoph Englert (Glasgow):  Higgs Phenomenology
  • Jens Erler (UNAM):  The SM after the Higgs Discovery
  • Silvia Galli (IAP):  Cosmological Results from Planck 2015
  • Ian Hinchliffe (LBNL, ATLAS):  Standard Model Physics at the LHC
  • Lam Hui (Columbia):  Symmetries in Cosmology and Large Scale Structure
  • Xiangdong Ji (Maryland/SJTU):  Dark Matter Direct Detection
  • Greg Landsberg (Brown, CMS):  New Physics Searches at CMS and ATLAS
  • Aneesh Manohar (UCSD):  EFT: Theory and Practice
  • Shigeki Matsumoto (IPMU):  Physics and Perspectives of the ILC
  • Silvia Pascoli (IPPP):  Neutrino and Lepton Theory
  • Mayly Sanchez (Iowa State):  Neutrino Physics in the New Era
  • Tracy Slatyer (MIT):  Dark Matter: Theory and Searches
  • Jesse Thaler (MIT):  Pushing the Frontiers of Perturbative QCD
  • James Wells (Michigan):  HEP: Future perspectives

Parallel session mini-reviews:

  • Sekhar Chivukula (MSU):  New Resonances: Theory and Searches
  • Stefania Gori (Perimeter Institute):  Physics with Electroweakinos
  • Ian Lewis (SLAC):  Physics Under the Higgs Lamppost
  • Konstantin Matchev (Florida):  Matrix Element Techniques
  • Burt Ovrut (U Penn):  Broken B-L Symmetry


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 15. 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 The decision will be based on the academic qualification, the talk submission to Pheno 15, and the financial need. The deadline for the application is April 5, and the winners will be notified by April 13.  (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 2015 ORGANIZERS: Cindy Cercone, Ayres Freitas, Tao Han (chair), Adam Leibovich, Josh Sayre, Brock Tweedie, and Susanne Westhoff.

PHENO 2015 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Arthur Kosowsky, Tilman Plehn, Xerxes Tata, and Andrew Zentner.




DIS2015 will be held on SMU campus in Dallas during 27 April - 1 May, 2015

Baseball game (informal):  Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds, Weds May 6, 7:05 pm.  Individuals may purchase tickets on their own if they choose to attend.


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.