Aspen 2018 - The Particle Frontier

US/Mountain
Flug Forum (Aspen Center for Physics)

Flug Forum

Aspen Center for Physics

Ann Nelson (University of Washington) , Eva Halkiadakis (Rutgers, State Univ. of New Jersey (US)) , Joshua Thomas Ruderman (NYU) , Kyle Stuart Cranmer (New York University (US)) , Rafael Lang
Description

This Aspen winter conference is one of the major venues for the particle physics community to present new data and discuss novel ideas. Topics will include Higgs physics, dark matter, flavor physics, and physics beyond the Standard Model.  New experimental results will be announced, including from the Large Hadron Collider and dark matter direct detection.  There will be an emphasis on charting new experimental and theoretical directions.  

Application deadline is December 15, 2017

Please complete your application at: http://www.aspenphys.org/physicists/winter/winterapps.html

 

    • 17:30 19:30
      Reception and Registration at the Aspen Center for Physics 2h Flug Forum

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    • 19:30 21:30
      No host dinner - Recommendation: Hickory House 2h
    • 08:00 10:55
      Morning Session Flug Forum

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    • 16:00 19:05
      Afternoon Session Flug Forum

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      • 16:00
        Coffee and Tea 30m
      • 16:30
        ATLAS results on searches for long-lived particles 20m
        Speaker: Hidetoshi Otono (Kyushu University (JP))
      • 16:55
        CMS results on searches for long-lived particles 20m
        Speaker: Ted Ritchie Kolberg (Florida State University (US))
      • 17:20
        Searches for new particles at LHCb 20m
        Speaker: J Michael Williams (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
      • 17:45
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 18:15
        Search for Light Dark Sector at BaBar 20m
        Speaker: Chunhui Chen (Iowa State University (US))
      • 18:40
        A COmpact DEtector for eXotics at LHCb 20m
        Speaker: Simon Knapen (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
    • 19:05 19:30
      Panel: Far Detectors Panel Flug Forum

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      Convener: Joshua Thomas Ruderman (NYU)
      • 19:05
        Far Detectors Panel 25m
        Speakers: Andrew Haas (New York University) , Felix Kling (University of California, Irvine) , John Paul Chou (Rutgers State Univ. of New Jersey (US)) , Simon Knapen (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
    • 20:00 22:00
      No host dinner - Recommendation: Mezzaluna 2h
    • 08:00 11:00
      Morning Session Flug Forum

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      • 08:00
        Halometry from Astrometry 20m
        Speaker: Neal Weiner (NYU)
      • 08:25
        Dark Matter Annihilation, Decay and Scattering in the Cosmic Dawn 20m
        Speaker: Tracy Slatyer (Harvard University)
      • 08:50
        Direct Detection of Light Dark Matter 
with Polar Materials 20m
        Speaker: Tongyan Lin
      • 09:15
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 09:45
        CRESST talk: Title TBD 20m
        Speaker: Antonio D'Addabbo (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
      • 10:35
        XENON1T talk: Upcoming Results from XENON1T 20m
        Speaker: Dr Patrick de Perio (Columbia University)
    • 16:00 19:05
      Afternoon Session Flug Forum

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      • 16:00
        Coffee and Tea 30m
      • 16:30
        LHC results on Top Quark Physics 20m
        Speaker: Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez (University of Nebraska Lincoln (US))
      • 16:55
        Current status of the g-2 experiment at Fermilab 20m
        Speaker: Tammy Walton
      • 17:20
        SENSEI: First Results, Status, and Plans 20m
        Speaker: Rouven Essig
      • 17:45
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 18:15
        Axion Dark Matter Experiment: Year 1 20m
        Speaker: Aaron Chou
      • 18:40
        Status of DAMIC 20m
        Speaker: Alvaro Chavarria (University of Washington)
    • 19:05 19:30
      Panel: New Ideas for Dark Matter Detection Flug Forum

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      Convener: Rafael Lang
      • 19:05
        New Ideas for Dark Matter Detection 25m
        Speakers: Ken Van Tilburg, Rafael Lang, Richard Partridge (Brown / SLAC) , Tongyan Lin
    • 20:00 22:00
      No host dinner - Recommendation: Mi Chola 2h
    • 08:00 10:30
      Morning Session Flug Forum

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      • 08:00
        Neutron stars as laboratories for particle physics 20m
        Speaker: Sanjay Reddy (U)
      • 08:25
        A viable QCD axion in the MeV mass range 20m
        Speaker: Daniele S. M. Alves (NYU / Princeton)
      • 08:50
        New Developments in Small-Scale Axion Cosmology 20m
        Speaker: Joshua Eby (University of Cincinnati)
      • 09:15
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 09:45
        ATLAS results on searches for exotic new particles 20m
        Speaker: Sara Alderweireldt (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))
      • 10:10
        CMS results on searches for exotic new particles 20m
        Speaker: Alice Helene Florent (University of California Los Angeles (US))
    • 10:35 11:00
      Panel: Machine Learning in Particle Physics 25m Flug Forum

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      Speakers: Daniel Whiteson (University of California Irvine (US)) , Fernanda Psihas (Indiana University) , Kazuhiro Terao (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee and Tea 30m Flug Forum

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    • 16:30 17:30
      Public Event at Wheeler Opera House: Physics Cafe
      • 16:30
        Physics Cafe at Wheeler Opera House 1h
        Speakers: Sarah Heim (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE)) , Tongyan Lin
    • 17:30 18:30
      Public Event at Wheeler Opera House: Public Lecture
      Convener: Daniel Whiteson (University of California Irvine (US))
      • 17:30
        Public Lecture at Wheeler Opera House 1h
        Speaker: Daniel Whiteson (University of California Irvine (US))
    • 19:00 21:00
      No host dinner 2h
    • 08:00 11:00
      Morning Session Flug Forum

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      • 08:00
        Looking for the WIMP next door 20m
        Speaker: Dr Julia Shelton
      • 08:25
        The Early Universe's Imprint on Dark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Adrienne Erickcek (University of North Caroline)
      • 08:50
        Searching for Dark Matter Interactions in the CMB 20m
        Speaker: Kimberly Boddy (University of Hawaii)
      • 09:15
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 09:45
        B physics anomalies at LHCb 20m
        Speaker: Fergus Wilson (STFC-Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (GB))
      • 10:10
        Implications of the B physics anomalies 20m
        Speaker: Wolfgang Altmannshofer (University of Cincinnati)
      • 10:35
        Belle II @ SuperKEKB: a new experiment at intensity frontier 20m
        Speakers: Vladimir Savinov, Vladimir Savinov (University of Pittsburgh (US))
    • 16:00 19:30
      Afternoon Session Flug Forum

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      • 16:00
        Coffee and Tea 30m
      • 16:30
        Cosmic Archaeology with Gravitational Waves from Cosmic Strings 20m
        Speaker: Yanou Cui (Perimeter Institute)
      • 16:55
        The LDMX experiment 20m
        Speaker: Bertrand Echenard
      • 17:20
        MicroBooNE: Status & Recent Results 20m
        Speaker: Sowjanya Gollapinni
      • 17:45
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 18:15
        CEνNS Detection at the SNS: for the COHERENT collaboration 20m
        Speaker: Daniel Salvat (CELLS)
      • 18:40
        Neutrinos from beyond the solar system 20m
        Speaker: Cecilia Lunardini (Arizona State University)
      • 19:05
        Highlights from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory 20m
        Speaker: Ali Kheirandish
    • 20:00 22:00
      Banquet at Aspen Meadows - Doerr-Hosier Center - Barksdale Lobby (main lobby as you first walk in)
    • 08:00 11:00
      Morning Session Flug Forum

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      • 08:00
        Combining perturbative calculations with parton showers 20m
        Speaker: Christian Bauer
      • 08:25
        LHC results on Standard Model measurements and limits on EFTs 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Junjie Zhu (University of Michigan (US))
      • 08:50
        ATLAS and CMS results on bottom and charm quarks 20m
        Speaker: Kevin Stenson (University of Colorado Boulder (US))
      • 09:15
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 09:45
        Quantum Black holes: new physics and observational probes 20m
        Speaker: Steven Giddings (Univ. of California Santa Barbara)
      • 10:10
        Unification from Scattering Amplitudes 20m
        Speaker: Clifford Cheung
      • 10:35
        Higgscitement: cosmological dynamics of fine-tuning 20m
        Speaker: JiJi Fan (Brown University)
    • 16:00 19:30
      Afternoon Session Flug Forum

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      • 16:00
        Coffee and Tea 30m
      • 16:30
        Higgs couplings at high scales 20m

        The experiments at the LHC have been improving the measurements of the Higgs boson properties, and searches for new physics are being actively conducted. In the absence of deviations from the Standard Model thus far, it would be prudent to seek for other complementary strategies in the experiments at the energy frontier. We propose to study the Higgs couplings at high energy scales. We focus on the energy scale-dependence of the off-shell Higgs propagation and of the top quark Yukawa coupling. We present several representative scenarios relevant to addressing the naturalness problem. We find that certain scenarios are potentially observable at the LHC upgrade to high luminosity or to higher energy.

        Speaker: Tao Han (University of Pittsburgh)
      • 16:55
        CMS results on exotic Higgs searches 20m
        Speaker: Abdollah Mohammadi (Kansas State University (US))
      • 17:20
        ATLAS results on exotic Higgs searches 20m
        Speaker: Haleh Hadavand (University of Texas at Arlington (US))
      • 17:45
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 18:15
        LHC results on couplings and characterization of H(125) 20m
        Speaker: Sarah Heim (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
      • 18:40
        ATLAS results on Higgs decays to bbbar and mumu 20m
        Speaker: Aidan Robson (University of Glasgow (GB))
      • 19:05
        CMS results on Higgs decays to bbbar and mumu 20m
        Speaker: Ye Chen (IHEP)
    • 20:00 22:00
      No host dinner 2h
    • 07:55 11:00
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      • 08:00
        Indirect Detection Constraints on DM EFT Model Space (and Maybe Something about Simplified Models) 20m
        Speaker: Jessica Goodman (The Ohio State University)
      • 08:25
        Light dark matter signatures in the NOvA near detector 20m
        Speaker: claudia frugiuele (Carleton University)
      • 08:50
        Summary of the latest neutrino oscillation results from the NOvA experiment 20m
        Speaker: Michael Baird
      • 09:15
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 09:45
        Theory Summary 30m
        Speaker: Liantao Wang (University of Chicago (US))
      • 10:20
        Experimental Summary 30m
        Speaker: Ayana Tamu Arce (Duke University (US))