May 8 – 10, 2017
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2017 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 8-10, 2017 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 16, 2017

Registration closed April 30, 2017

Talk submission ended April 23, 2017

Conference banquet May 9, 2017


Plenary program and full program are now available.

Plenary topics and speakers:

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS): Scattering amplitudes for general mass and spin, or, The Standard Model Without Quantum Fields
  • Alex Friedland (SLAC): Astro-particle physics in the new era
  • Benjamin Fuks (LPTHE/UPMC): New developments in MC tools for new physics
  • Tony Gherghetta (Univ. of Minnesota): New dynamics in the Higgs sector
  • Peter Graham (Stanford): New searches for light dark matter
  • Jim Hirschauer (Fermilab): Searches for BSM physics at LHC
  • Christoph Lehner (BNL): Recent developments in lattice gauge theory
  • Alex Lenz (IPPP Durham): Flavor physics in the LHC era
  • Jianglai Liu (SJTU): Dark matter direct detection
  • Joel Meyers (CITA): Cosmological probes of particle physics
  • Jose Miguel No (King's College London): Particle physics implications of gravitational waves
  • Peter Onyisi (UT-Austin): SM and Higgs measurements at LHC
  • Chris Polly (FNAL): Muons as a probe of new physics
  • Jürgen Reuter (DESY): Physics with International Linear Collider
  • Anne Schukraft (FNAL): Neutrino physics at the intensity frontier
  • Raman Sundrum (Univ. of Maryland): Future perspectives in particle physics
  • Ulrich Uwer (Univ. of Heidelberg): Perspective in B physics experiments
  • Dieter Zeppenfeld (Karlsruhe): Higgs physics at the LHC

Parallel session mini-reviews:

  • Linda Carpenter (OSU): Supersymmetry phenomenology at the LHC
  • Alex Stuart (Univ. of Colima): Theory of neutrino mass and lepton flavors
  • Haibo Yu (UC Riverside): Non-WIMP dark matter

Forum on career development for graduate students:
May 8, 1:00 - 1:45pm, Speaker/facilitator: Elizabeth Simmons (MSU)


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 17. 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 with the subject line "Pheno 17 travel assistance". The decision will be based on the academic qualification, the talk submission to Pheno 17, and the financial need. The deadline for the application is April 9, and the winners will be notified by April 17.  (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 2017 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Cindy Cercone, Ayres Freitas, Dorival Gonçalves, Tao Han (chair), Ahmed Ismail, Adam Leibovich, David McKeen, Satyanarayan Mukhopadhyay, and Brock Tweedie

PHENO 2017 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Arthur Kosowsky, Yao-Yuan Mao, Tilman Plehn, Xerxes Tata, Andrew Zentner, and Dieter Zeppenfeld.




MC4BSM will be held at SLAC May 10-12, 2017

BLV2017 will be held at Case Western Reserve University May 15-18, 2017

TeVPA 2017 will be held at Ohio State University August 7-11, 2017


The Pittsburgh Pirates play the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:35 PM May 7, 2017

The Pittsburgh Marathon will take place May 7, 2017


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.