PASCOS 2018, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

from Monday, June 4, 2018 (1:55 PM) to Friday, June 8, 2018 (12:30 PM)
Case Western Reserve University (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Jun 4, 2018
Jun 5, 2018
Jun 6, 2018
Jun 7, 2018
Jun 8, 2018
AM
8:30 AM
Plenary 3 (until 10:00 AM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
8:30 AM Warped massive gravity - Gregory Gabadadze (N)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:00 AM Positivity Bounds for all Spins - Andrew Tolley   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:30 AM Massive gravity from the top down and bottom’s up - Claudia de Rham   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:00 AM --- Coffee Break ---
10:30 AM
Plenary 4 (until 12:00 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:30 AM Dark Matter Direct Detection with Liquid Nobles - Daniel Akerib   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:00 AM Cosmic-ray Antinuclei: New Inputs on Dark Matter - Kerstin Perez (MIT)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:30 AM Direct Detection of Sub-GeV Dark Matter - Rouven Essig   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
8:30 AM
Plenary 6 (until 10:00 AM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
8:30 AM Higgs Couplings at High Scales - Tao Han (University of Pittsburgh)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:00 AM The precision frontier landscape - German Rodrigo (IFIC CSIC-UV)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:30 AM The Pierre Auger Observatory: The Big Picture on the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays - Corbin Covault   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:00 AM --- Coffee Break ---
10:30 AM
Plenary 7 (until 12:00 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:30 AM Colour Unified Dynamical Axion - Belen Gavela Legazpi (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (ES))   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:00 AM Identifying new states at the LHC - Elizabeth Simmons (University of California, San Diego)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:30 AM The Light-Front Vacuum, Light-Front Holography, and Supersymmetric Features of Hadron Physics - Stanley J. Brodsky (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
8:30 AM
Plenary 8 (until 10:00 AM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
8:30 AM Higgs Boson Couplings and New Physics - Carlos E.M. Wagner (University of Chicago)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:00 AM Status of Weak Scale Supersymmetry - Howard Baer (University of Oklahoma)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:30 AM Putting Einstein to the Test with Gravitational Wave Observations - Neil Cornish   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:00 AM --- Coffee Break ---
10:30 AM
Plenary 9 (until 12:00 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:30 AM Recent advances in superconformal field theories - Philip Argyres   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:00 AM An Overview of Moonshine - John Duncan   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:30 AM Quantum aspects of black hole physics - Dejan Stojkovic (SUNY at Buffalo)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:00 AM
Plenary 11 (until 10:30 AM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:00 AM Searches for new physics at the LHC - Albert de Roeck   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
9:30 AM The Mu2e Experiment - Robert Bernstein   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:00 AM Evidence for inflation in an axion landscape - Pran Nath (Department of Physics)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
10:30 AM --- Coffee Break ---
11:00 AM
Plenary 12 (until 12:30 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:00 AM Neutrino Mass and Grand Unification - Rabindra Mohapatra (University of Maryland)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
11:30 AM Origin and Nature of Neutrino Mass - Goran Senjanovic   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
12:00 PM Traversable Wormholes - Juan Maldacena (Unknown)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
PM
2:00 PM
Registration (until 4:00 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:00 PM
Welcome (until 4:30 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:00 PM Welcome - Prof. Pavel Fileviez Perez (Case Western Reserve University)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:05 PM Welcome to CWRU - C. Taylor   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:15 PM Physics at CWRU - K. Kash   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:25 PM Origins and CERCA - Glenn David Starkman (Case Western Reserve University (US))   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:30 PM
Plenary 1 (until 5:30 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
4:30 PM Conservative physics and new physics for the quantised black hole - Gerardus 't Hooft (Utrecht University)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
5:00 PM Couplings in the Dark Sector, and the Mildly Nonlinear Regime - Mark Trodden   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
5:30 PM --- Coffee Break ---
6:00 PM
Plenary 2 (until 7:00 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:00 PM The Higgs Boson as a Tool for Exploration - Marcela Carena (Fermilab)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:30 PM New Hints of Dark Matter - Marc Kamionkowski   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
7:00 PM --- Reception in the Linsalata Alumni Center ---
12:00 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Parallel 1 (until 3:20 PM) (304)
2:00 PM Higgs Boson Production via Vector Boson Fusion Receives a Stress Test - Terrance Figy (Wichita State University)   (304)
2:20 PM Recent progress in Higgs precision calculations - Tobias Neumann (Illinois Tech / Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)   (304)
2:40 PM Current and Future Constraints on Higgs Couplings - Claudius Krause (Fermilab)   (304)
3:00 PM Precison Higgs physics - Falko Dulat (SLAC)   (304)
2:00 PM
Parallel 1 (until 3:20 PM) (309)
2:00 PM Higgs Fine Tuning and its Cosmological Dynamics - Mustafa Amin (Rice University)   (309)
2:20 PM Many-field Inflation in Random Potentials - Sonia Paban   (309)
2:40 PM Early Universe Cosmology with the Sunyaev Zel’dovich Effect - Matthew Johnson Matthew Johnson (York University/Perimeter Institute)   (309)
3:00 PM Polarization Predictions and the CMB Hemispherical Variance Anomaly - Márcio O'Dwyer (Case Western Reserve University)   (309)
2:00 PM
Parallel 1 (until 3:20 PM) (301)
2:00 PM The Status of Indirect Searches for Weak-Scale Dark Matter - Tim Linden   (301)
2:20 PM Initial Dark Matter Results from the SuperCDMS Single-Charge Sensitive Detectors - Dr Francisco Ponce (Stanford University)   (301)
2:40 PM 21-cm implications for dark matter annihilation and decay - Hongwan Liu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)   (301)
3:00 PM Dark Matter search with XENON1T - Ethan Brown   (301)
2:00 PM
Parallel 1 (until 3:20 PM) (303)
2:00 PM Holographic second laws of black hole thermodynamics - Federico Galli (Perimeter Institute)   (303)
2:20 PM Dense holographic QCD and neutron stars - Matti Jarvinen (Utrecht University)   (303)
2:40 PM Cold holographic matter and color symmetry breaking - Javier Tarrío   (303)
3:00 PM The Axidental Universe - Thomas Bachlechner (Columbia University)   (303)
2:00 PM
Parallel 1 (until 3:20 PM) (306)
2:00 PM Highlights from SUSY searches at CMS - Eric Chabert (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   (306)
2:20 PM Prospects for BSM searches at the HL-LHC with CMS - Zhenbin Wu (University of Illinois at Chicago (US))   (306)
2:40 PM LHCb as a charm factory - Adam Davis (Tsinghua University (CN))   (306)
3:00 PM The Belle II Experiment: Status and Physics Prospects - Nisar Nellikunnummel (University of Pittsburgh)   (306)
3:20 PM --- Coffee Break ---
3:40 PM
Parallel 2 (until 5:00 PM) (309)
3:40 PM The no-boundary proposal: alive and well - Mr Oliver Janssen (New York University)   (309)
4:00 PM Quantum incompleteness of Inflation - Alice Di Tucci (Max Planck Institute)   (309)
4:20 PM Semiclassical Eternal Inflation - Sebastian Bramberger (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute))   (309)
4:40 PM When Does the Inflaton Decay? - Cristian Armendariz-Picon   (309)
3:40 PM
Parallel 2 (until 5:00 PM) (304)
3:40 PM Newest results of the GERDA experiment - Michael Miloradovic   (304)
4:00 PM QCD Corrections to effective field theories at the Large Hadron Collider - Ian Lewis (The University of Kansas)   (304)
4:20 PM Resummation and renormalons in a general QFT - Juan C. Vasquez Carmona   (304)
4:40 PM Scaling Behavior of QCD Vertex Functions in Universal Extra Dimensions - Daniel Wiegand (University of Pittsburgh)   (304)
3:40 PM
Parallel 2 (until 5:00 PM) (301)
3:40 PM Dark Matter and the Seesaw Scale - Clara Murgui Galvez   (301)
4:00 PM QCD Axion Dark Matter with f_a as Low as 10^8 GeV - Raymond Co (University of California, Berkeley)   (301)
4:20 PM CMB Spectral Distortions from Cooling Macroscopic Dark Matter - Saurabh Kumar   (301)
4:40 PM Can LambdaCDM model reproduce MOND-like behavior? - De-Chang Dai   (301)
3:40 PM
Parallel 2 (until 5:00 PM) (306)
3:40 PM Highlights from SUSY searches at ATLAS - David Miller (University of Chicago (US))   (306)
4:00 PM Precision measurement with Diboson at the LHC - Da Liu   (306)
4:20 PM The Baryon Asymmetry from a Composite Higgs - Oleksii Matsedonskyi (INFN Padua/Padua University)   (306)
4:40 PM Long-Lived Particles at the LHC with Timing - Jia Liu (University of Chicago)   (306)
3:40 PM
Parallel 2 (until 5:00 PM) (303)
3:40 PM Consequences of Fine-Tuning for Fifth-Force Searches - Sebastian Ellis   (303)
4:00 PM The Toric SO(10) Landscape and Global Matter-Tensor Transitions - Paul-Konstantin Oehlmann   (303)
4:20 PM Unrealized Representations in Non-Abelian F-theory Models - Nikhil Raghuram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)   (303)
4:40 PM Witten's loop in the flipped SU(5) unification revisited - Michal Malinsky (Charles University (CZ))   (303)
5:00 PM --- Coffee Break ---
6:00 PM
Plenary 5 (until 7:30 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:00 PM Probing Physics with CMB Polarization - John Ruhl   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:30 PM Dark Matter and its Interactions with Baryons - Justin Khoury   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
7:00 PM Black holes from cosmic inflation - Alexander Vilenkin   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
12:00 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Parallel 3-1 (until 2:40 PM) (309)
2:00 PM Gravitational Wave Signatures of Inflationary Models producing Primordial Black Holes - Mr Caner Unal (University of Minnesota)   (309)
2:20 PM Probes of primordial black hole dark matter - Ely Kovetz   (309)
2:00 PM
Parallel 3-1 (until 2:40 PM) (306)
2:00 PM Enhanced Di-Higgs Production and the Electroweak Phase Transition - Zhen Liu (Fermilab)   (306)
2:20 PM A light Higgs and the B-physics Anomalies - Xiaoping Wang (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)   (306)
2:00 PM
Parallel 3-1 (until 2:40 PM) (301)
2:00 PM GeV-Scale Thermal WIMPs: Not Even Slightly Dead - Rebecca Leane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)   (301)
2:20 PM Dark Sector Physics with Belle II - Igal Jaegle   (301)
2:00 PM
Parallel 3-1 (until 2:40 PM) (304)
2:00 PM Reconstructing the Large-Scale Velocity Field using kSZ Tomography - James Mertens (York University)   (304)
2:20 PM The classical double copy in maximally symmetric spacetimes - Mariana Carrillo Gonzalez   (304)
2:00 PM
Parallel 3-1 (until 2:40 PM) (303)
2:00 PM A Lattice-Friendly Composite Higgs - Ashley Perko (Dartmouth College)   (303)
2:20 PM Collinear Superspace - Gilly Elor   (303)
2:40 PM
Parallel 3-2 (until 3:40 PM) (301)
2:40 PM PROSPECT: A Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment - Timothy Classen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)   (301)
3:00 PM The Status of Hyper-Kamiokande Project - Yoshihisa OBAYASHI (ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo)   (301)
3:20 PM Recent Results from MicroBooNE - Brandom Eberly   (301)
2:40 PM
Parallel 3-2 (until 3:20 PM) (303)
2:40 PM Speed Limits for Modified Gravity - Scott Melville (Imperial College, London)   (303)
3:00 PM Warning signs for cosmological back reaction from numerical relativity - Tom Giblin (Kenyon College)   (303)
2:40 PM
Parallel 3-2 (until 3:20 PM) (306)
2:40 PM Primordial Anisotropies in the Gravitational Wave Background from Cosmological Phase Transitions - Michael Geller (Technion)   (306)
3:00 PM Supersymmetric dark sectors - Jeff Dror (Cornell University)   (306)
2:40 PM
Parallel 3-2 (until 3:20 PM) (304)
2:40 PM Calibration of the Advanced LIGO detector - Madeline Wade   (304)
3:00 PM Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays - Sarah Vigeland (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)   (304)
2:40 PM
Parallel 3-2 (until 3:20 PM) (309)
2:40 PM Engineering the Measurement of the Hubble Constant via the Distance Ladder - Rachael Beaton (Princeton University)   (309)
3:00 PM MassiveNuS: Cosmology with Massive Neutrinos - Jia Liu (Princeton University)   (309)
3:20 PM --- Coffee Break ---
4:00 PM --- Excursion and Banquet ---
12:00 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Parallel 4 (until 3:20 PM) (303)
2:00 PM A universal bound on the strong coupling scale of a gravitationally coupled massive spin-2 particle - James Bonifacio   (303)
2:20 PM Black Hole Horizons and Massive Gravitons - Rachel Rosen   (303)
2:40 PM Spin-2 scattering amplitudes and asymptotic superluminality - Austin Joyce   (303)
3:00 PM Partially Massless Decoupling Limit of Massive Gravity in de Sitter - Laura Johnson   (303)
2:00 PM
Parallel 4 (until 3:20 PM) (304)
2:00 PM Bridging the gap between year-long signals and second-long signals: GW transients - Lilli Sun   (304)
2:20 PM Gravitational wave science with LISA - Joey Shapiro Key (University of Washington Bothell)   (304)
2:40 PM Design of third generation ground based detectors - Dr Jax Sanders (Syracuse University)   (304)
3:00 PM Searches for the stochastic gravitational-wave background with Advanced LIGO and Virgo - Andrew Matas   (304)
2:00 PM
Parallel 4 (until 3:20 PM) (309)
2:00 PM Galaxy Cluster Cosmology with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope - Matthew Hasselfield (Penn State University)   (309)
2:20 PM Fundamental physics from the small-scale cosmic microwave background - Mathew Madhavacheril (Princeton)   (309)
2:40 PM 21cm Cosmology in the Detection Era - Adrian Liu (UC Berkeley)   (309)
3:00 PM Weighing neutrinos with cosmic neutral hydrogen - Francisco Villaescusa Navarro   (309)
2:00 PM
Parallel 4 (until 3:20 PM) (301)
2:00 PM Status of the KATRIN experiment - Luke Kippenbrock   (301)
2:20 PM A search for Neutrinoless double beta decay in 130Te : First results from CUORE - Vivek Singh   (301)
2:40 PM Implications of an Improved Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation Search for Baryogenesis - Zhengkang Zhang (University of Michigan)   (301)
3:00 PM Lepton flavor violation induced by a neutral scalar at future lepton colliders - Dr Yongchao Zhang   (301)
2:00 PM
Parallel 4 (until 3:20 PM) (306)
2:00 PM Cosmological Signatures in Mirror Twin Higgs Models - Yuhsin Tsai (University of Maryland)   (306)
2:20 PM Asymptotically Free Supersymmetric Twin Higgs - Marcin Badziak   (306)
2:40 PM Implications of Higgs Discovery for the Strong CP Problem and Unification - Keisuke Harigaya (UC Berkeley, LBNL)   (306)
3:00 PM Disorder at the LHC - Matthew Low (Institute for Advanced Study)   (306)
3:20 PM --- Coffee Break ---
3:40 PM
Parallel 5 (until 5:00 PM) (306)
3:40 PM LHC searches for dark sector showers - Siddharth Mishra-Sharma   (306)
4:00 PM One loop corrections to the spin-independent blind spot - Hongkai Liu (University of Pittsburgh (US))   (306)
4:20 PM Electroweak DM at Future Hadron Collider - Xing Wang (University of Pittsburgh)   (306)
4:40 PM Low temperature EW phase transition in the SM with hidden scale invariance - Suntharan Arunasalam (University of Sydney)   (306)
3:40 PM
Parallel 5 (until 5:00 PM) (309)
3:40 PM The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument - Robert Kehoe (Southern Methodist University (US))   (309)
4:00 PM Cosmological simulations for precision cosmology with large galaxy surveys - Linda Blot (Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC), IEEC)   (309)
4:20 PM The Status of Constraints on Dark Energy from Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Scale Measurements - Ashley Ross (Ohio State University)   (309)
4:40 PM Exploring neutrino masses with Large Scale Structure - Elena Giusarma   (309)
3:40 PM
Parallel 5 (until 5:00 PM) (301)
3:40 PM Aspects of Axion Dark Matter Clumps - Mark Hertzberg (Tufts University)   (301)
4:00 PM Intermediate Scale Non-resonant Leptogenesis - Jessica Turner (Durham University)   (301)
4:20 PM Enhancement of the dark matter abundance before reheating: thermal and non-thermal production - Marcos A. Garcia Garcia (Rice University)   (301)
4:40 PM Constraining Axion-like-Particles with Hard X-Ray Emission from Magnetars - Kuver Sinha   (301)
3:40 PM
Parallel 5 (until 5:00 PM) (304)
3:40 PM Astrophysical implications of GW observations - Reed Essik   (304)
4:00 PM Measuring the neutron star equation of state with gravita- tional waves - Leslie Wade   (304)
4:20 PM Folding-in astrophysical priors in searches for continuous gravitational waves - Jing Ming   (304)
4:40 PM Searching for scalar and tensor polarizations with the stochas- tic gravitational wave background - Tom Callister   (304)
3:40 PM
Parallel 5 (until 5:00 PM) (303)
3:40 PM Classical Hawking radiation - George Zahariade (Laboratoire APC)   (303)
4:00 PM Testing Modified Gravity with Merging Neutron Stars - Laura Sagunski   (303)
4:20 PM Transverse phonons in holographic massive gravity - Lasma Alberte   (303)
4:40 PM Superfluids and the cosmological constant problem - Jeremy Sakstein (University of Pennsylvania)   (303)
5:00 PM --- Coffee Break ---
6:00 PM
Plenary 10 (until 7:30 PM) (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:00 PM Neutrino Aspects of Multimessenger Astronomy - Francis Halzen (IceCube/WIPAC)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
6:30 PM A Classical-Quantum Correspondence for All - Tanmay Vachaspati   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)
7:00 PM Unbiased constraints from biased tracers in cosmology - Ravi Sheth (ICTP/UPenn)   (Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom)