May 9 – 11, 2016
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2016 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 9-11, 2016 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 ended April 17, 2016

Registration closed May 1, 2016.

Talk submission ended April 24, 2016

Conference banquet May 10, 2016


Plenary program and full program are now available.


Plenary topics and speakers:

  • John Alison (Univ of Chicago): BSM searches at the LHC
  • Barry Barish (Caltech): Observation of gravitational waves by LIGO
  • Rachel Bean (Cornell Univ): Cosmology theory
  • Nathaniel Craig (UC Santa Barbara): Naturalness of the electroweak scale
  • Albert De Roeck (CERN / Univ of Antwertp / CMS): Standard Model physics at the LHC
  • Pavel Fileviez Perez (Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg): Theories for baryon and lepton number violation
  • Yuanning Gao (Tsinghua University): Physics from LHCb
  • Francis Halzen (Univ of Wisconsin): Perspectives in astro-particle physics
  • Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton): Dark matter theory and searches
  • Hitoshi Murayama (IPMU / UC Berkeley): Particle physics future perspectives
  • Ryan Patterson (Caltech): Perspectives on neutrino physics
  • Maxim Perelstein (Cornell): Physics at the International Linear Collider
  • Alex Pomarol (Barcelona): New dynamics in the EW sector
  • Ira Rothstein (CMU): Particle physics perspectives on gravity
  • Amarjit Soni (BNL): Flavor physics in the LHC era
  • Matthew Szydagis (SUNY Albany): The Earthbound Quest for Galactic WIMP Recoils: LUX and Beyond
  • Carlos Wagner (ANL / Univ of Chicago): Higgs physics: now and future
  • Ciaran Williams (SUNY Buffalo): New developments in perturbative QCD

Parallel session mini-reviews:

  • Nicolas Greiner (Univ of Zurich): NLO/MC tools
  • Shufang Su (Univ of Arizona): Physics at future colliders
  • Xerxes Tata (Univ of Hawaii): SUSY confronts the LHC


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 16. 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 16, and the financial need. The deadline for the application is April 10, and the winners will be notified by April 18.  (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 2016 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Cindy Cercone, Ayres Freitas, Tao Han (chair), Adam Leibovich, Satyanarayan Mukhopadhyay, and Brock Tweedie

PHENO 2016 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Arthur Kosowsky, Tilman Plehn, Xerxes Tata, Andrew Zentner, and Dieter Zeppenfeld.




SM@LHC 2016 will be held at the University of Pittsburgh during May 3-6, 2016


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.