PASCOS 2018, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

US/Eastern
Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Case Western Reserve University)

Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
Glenn David Starkman (Case Western Reserve University (US)), Pavel Fileviez Perez (Case Western Reserve University)
Description

The 24th International Symposium on Particle, Strings, and Cosmology will take place in the physics department at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, June 4-8, 2018.

The conference website is: http://artsci.case.edu/pascos2018/

Please register in the conference website:

http://artsci.case.edu/pascos2018/registration/

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For more information visit the conference website.

Registration
Registration PASCOS 2018
Participants
  • Adam Davis
  • Adrian Liu
  • Alice Di Tucci
  • Andrew Long
  • Ashley Perko
  • Ashley Perko
  • Ashley Ross
  • Bart Horn
  • Caner Unal
  • Carmelita Carbone
  • Chang Sub Shin
  • Chen Zhang
  • Clara Murgui Galvez
  • Claudius Krause
  • Corbin Covault
  • Dejan Stojkovic
  • Eric Chabert
  • Ethan Brown
  • Fa Peng Huang
  • Falko Dulat
  • Federico Galli
  • Francisco Ponce
  • Fuminobu Takahashi
  • Fuminobu Takahashi
  • George Zahariade
  • George Zahariade
  • German Rodrigo
  • Gilly Elor
  • Hongkai Liu
  • Hongwan Liu
  • Howard Baer
  • Hugo Prager
  • Ian Lewis
  • James Mertens
  • Jason Evans
  • Javier Tarrío
  • Jax Sanders
  • Jeff Dror
  • Jessica Turner
  • Jia Liu
  • Jia Liu
  • Jia Liu
  • Jing Ren
  • Joey Shapiro Key
  • Johnathan Hung
  • Juan Carlos Vasquez
  • Keisuke Harigaya
  • Keisuke Harigaya
  • kiyoharu kawana
  • Kohei Kamada
  • Kunihito Uzawa
  • Kuver Sinha
  • Linda Blot
  • Luke Kippenbrock
  • Mahmoud Parvizi
  • Marcin Badziak
  • Mariana Carrillo Gonzalez
  • Masaki Yamada
  • Matheus Hostert
  • Matthew Hasselfield
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Matthew Low
  • Matti Jarvinen
  • Michael Geller
  • Michael Miloradovic
  • Michał Wieczorek
  • Michał Wieczorek
  • Nikhil Raghuram
  • Nisar Nellikunnummel
  • Oliver Janssen
  • Ozenc Gungor
  • Pavel Fileviez Perez
  • Rachael Beaton
  • Raymond Co
  • Rebecca Leane
  • Rehan Deen
  • Robert Kehoe
  • Sarah Vigeland
  • Saurabh Kumar
  • Scott Melville
  • Sebastian Bramberger
  • Sebastian Bramberger
  • Sebastian Ellis
  • Simone Aiola
  • Stanley J. Brodsky
  • Suntharan Arunasalam
  • Terrance Figy
  • Thomas Bachlechner
  • Thomas Callister
  • Timothy Classen
  • Xiaoping Wang
  • Xing Wang
  • Yongchao Zhang
  • Yoshihisa Obayashi
  • Zhen Liu
  • Zhenbin Wu
  • Zhengkang Zhang
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Registration Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Registration and welcoming

    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Welcome: Opening address Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
      Plenary 1 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: P. Fileviez Perez

      • 4:30 PM
        Conservative physics and new physics for the quantised black hole 30m
        Speaker: Gerardus 't Hooft (Utrecht University)
      • 5:00 PM
        Couplings in the Dark Sector, and the Mildly Nonlinear Regime 30m
        Speaker: Mark Trodden
    • 5:30 PM 6:00 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
      Plenary 2 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: G. Starkman

    • 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
      Reception in the Linsalata Alumni Center 3h Linsalata Alumni Center

      Linsalata Alumni Center

      The Alumni House, 11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
    • 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Plenary 3 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: K. Hinterbichler

    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Plenary 4 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: M. Carena

    • 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 1 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Higgs Boson Production via Vector Boson Fusion Receives a Stress Test 20m
        Speaker: Terrance Figy (Wichita State University)
      • 2:20 PM
        Recent progress in Higgs precision calculations 20m
        Speaker: Tobias Neumann (Illinois Tech / Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
      • 2:40 PM
        Current and Future Constraints on Higgs Couplings 20m

        We perform a Bayesian statistical analysis of the constraints on the Higgs couplings given by the Higgs electroweak chiral Lagrangian. We obtain bounds on the effective coefficients entering in Higgs observables at the leading order, using all available Higgs-boson signal strengths from the LHC runs 1 and 2 including data reported at Moriond 2018. Using a prior dependence study of the solutions, we discuss the results within the context of natural-sized Wilson coefficients. The effective theory we study is closely related to the expeimental kappa-framework, which we also discuss. We further study the expected sensitivities to the different Wilson coefficients at various possible future colliders.

        Speaker: Claudius Krause (Fermilab)
      • 3:00 PM
        Precison Higgs physics 20m
        Speaker: Falko Dulat (SLAC)
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 1 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Higgs Fine Tuning and its Cosmological Dynamics 20m
        Speaker: Mustafa Amin (Rice University)
      • 2:20 PM
        Many-field Inflation in Random Potentials 20m
        Speaker: Sonia Paban
      • 2:40 PM
        Early Universe Cosmology with the Sunyaev Zel’dovich Effect 20m
        Speakers: Matthew Johnson, Matthew Johnson (York University/Perimeter Institute)
      • 3:00 PM
        Polarization Predictions and the CMB Hemispherical Variance Anomaly 20m
        Speaker: Márcio O'Dwyer (Case Western Reserve University)
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 1 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 1 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Holographic second laws of black hole thermodynamics 20m
        Speaker: Federico Galli (Perimeter Institute)
      • 2:20 PM
        Dense holographic QCD and neutron stars 20m
        Speaker: Matti Jarvinen (Utrecht University)
      • 2:40 PM
        Cold holographic matter and color symmetry breaking 20m

        I will discuss a mechanism that describes the spontaneous breaking of the gauge (color) group in strongly coupled N=4SYM coupled to charged fundamental matter. The system is holographically described by an intersection of D3 and D7 branes, with a global (baryonic) U(1) charge on the worldvolume of the latter. Backreaction of the D7 branes and the baryonic charge on the geometry is crucial in this mechanism, since the IR geometry is responsible for the instability towards the breaking of the color group.

        Speaker: Javier Tarrío
      • 3:00 PM
        The Axidental Universe 20m
        Speaker: Thomas Bachlechner (Columbia University)
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 1 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:20 PM
        Prospects for BSM searches at the HL-LHC with CMS 20m
        Speaker: Zhenbin Wu (University of Illinois at Chicago (US))
      • 2:40 PM
        LHCb as a charm factory 20m
        Speaker: Adam Davis (Tsinghua University (CN))
      • 3:00 PM
        The Belle II Experiment: Status and Physics Prospects 20m
        Speaker: Nisar Nellikunnummel (University of Pittsburgh)
    • 3:20 PM 3:40 PM
      Coffee Break 20m Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 2 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 2 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Newest results of the GERDA experiment 20m
        Speaker: Michael Miloradovic
      • 4:00 PM
        QCD Corrections to effective field theories at the Large Hadron Collider 20m
        Speaker: Ian Lewis (The University of Kansas)
      • 4:20 PM
        Resummation and renormalons in a general QFT 20m
        Speaker: Juan C. Vasquez Carmona
      • 4:40 PM
        Scaling Behavior of QCD Vertex Functions in Universal Extra Dimensions 20m
        Speaker: Daniel Wiegand (University of Pittsburgh)
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 2 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Dark Matter and the Seesaw Scale 20m
        Speaker: Clara Murgui Galvez
      • 4:00 PM
        QCD Axion Dark Matter with f_a as Low as 10^8 GeV 20m
        Speaker: Raymond Co (University of California, Berkeley)
      • 4:20 PM
        CMB Spectral Distortions from Cooling Macroscopic Dark Matter 20m
        Speaker: Saurabh Kumar
      • 4:40 PM
        Can LambdaCDM model reproduce MOND-like behavior? 20m
        Speaker: De-Chang Dai
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 2 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 2 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Consequences of Fine-Tuning for Fifth-Force Searches 20m

        A light bosonic field mediates a long-range "fifth" force between objects. If the field has self-interactions, experimental constraints on such forces are weakened due to a screening effect. We study how technically natural values for self-interaction terms in the field's potential lead to modification of existing constraints. We show that under this assumption of natural self-interactions, existing experimental coverage has important gaps, particularly for forces stronger than gravity.

        Speaker: Sebastian Ellis
      • 4:00 PM
        The Toric SO(10) Landscape and Global Matter-Tensor Transitions 20m
        Speaker: Paul-Konstantin Oehlmann
      • 4:20 PM
        Unrealized Representations in Non-Abelian F-theory Models 20m
        Speaker: Nikhil Raghuram (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
      • 4:40 PM
        Witten's loop in the flipped SU(5) unification revisited 20m
        Speaker: Michal Malinsky (Charles University (CZ))
    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Plenary 5 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: G. Gabadadze

    • 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Plenary 6 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: B. Monreal

      • 8:30 AM
        Higgs Couplings at High Scales 30m

        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. For this purpose, 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, exploiting the signal process gg —> h —> ZZ. We present several representative scenarios relevant to addressing the naturalness problem. We find that certain scenarios are potentially observable at the LHC upgrade for high luminosity or a higher energy.

        Speaker: Tao Han (University of Pittsburgh)
      • 9:00 AM
        The precision frontier landscape 30m
        Speaker: German Rodrigo (IFIC CSIC-UV)
      • 9:30 AM
        The Pierre Auger Observatory: The Big Picture on the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays 30m
        Speaker: Corbin Covault
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Plenary 7 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: R. Brown

      • 10:30 AM
        Colour Unified Dynamical Axion 30m
        Speaker: Belen Gavela Legazpi (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (ES))
      • 11:00 AM
        Identifying new states at the LHC 30m
        Speaker: Elizabeth Simmons (University of California, San Diego)
      • 11:30 AM
        The Light-Front Vacuum, Light-Front Holography, and Supersymmetric Features of Hadron Physics 30m
        Speaker: Stanley J. Brodsky (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University)
    • 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h
    • 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
      Parallel 3-1 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Gravitational Wave Signatures of Inflationary Models producing Primordial Black Holes 20m
        Speaker: Mr Caner Unal (University of Minnesota)
      • 2:20 PM
        Probes of primordial black hole dark matter 20m
        Speaker: Ely Kovetz
    • 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
      Parallel 3-1 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Enhanced Di-Higgs Production and the Electroweak Phase Transition 20m
        Speaker: Zhen Liu (Fermilab)
      • 2:20 PM
        A light Higgs and the B-physics Anomalies 20m
        Speaker: Xiaoping Wang (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
    • 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
      Parallel 3-1 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        GeV-Scale Thermal WIMPs: Not Even Slightly Dead 20m
        Speaker: Rebecca Leane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
      • 2:20 PM
        Dark Sector Physics with Belle II 20m
        Speaker: Igal Jaegle
    • 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
      Parallel 3-1 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Reconstructing the Large-Scale Velocity Field using kSZ Tomography 20m
        Speaker: James Mertens (York University)
      • 2:20 PM
        The classical double copy in maximally symmetric spacetimes 20m
        Speaker: Mariana Carrillo Gonzalez
    • 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
      Parallel 3-1 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        A Lattice-Friendly Composite Higgs 20m
        Speaker: Ashley Perko (Dartmouth College)
      • 2:20 PM
        Collinear Superspace 20m
        Speaker: Gilly Elor
    • 2:40 PM 3:40 PM
      Parallel 3-2 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:40 PM
        PROSPECT: A Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment 20m
        Speaker: Timothy Classen (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
      • 3:00 PM
        The Status of Hyper-Kamiokande Project 20m
        Speaker: Yoshihisa OBAYASHI (ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo)
      • 3:20 PM
        Recent Results from MicroBooNE 20m

        The MicroBooNE detector is a 170 ton liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) operating in the Booster and NuMI neutrino beams at Fermilab since October 2015. The MicroBooNE physics program includes neutrino oscillation searches that aim to resolve the anomalous excess of low-energy electromagnetic shower events observed by MiniBooNE, as well as neutrino cross-section measurements on liquid argon and R&D to inform future LArTPC design. This talk will describe the MicroBooNE detector and present a number of recent results from across its physics program.

        Speaker: Brandom Eberly
    • 2:40 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 3-2 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:40 PM
        Speed Limits for Modified Gravity 20m
        Speaker: Scott Melville (Imperial College, London)
      • 3:00 PM
        Warning signs for cosmological back reaction from numerical relativity 20m
        Speaker: Tom Giblin (Kenyon College)
    • 2:40 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 3-2 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:40 PM
        Primordial Anisotropies in the Gravitational Wave Background from Cosmological Phase Transitions 20m
        Speaker: Michael Geller (Technion)
      • 3:00 PM
        Supersymmetric dark sectors 20m
        Speaker: Jeff Dror (Cornell University)
    • 2:40 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 3-2 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:40 PM
        Calibration of the Advanced LIGO detector 20m
        Speaker: Madeline Wade
      • 3:00 PM
        Detecting Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays 20m
        Speaker: Sarah Vigeland (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
    • 2:40 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 3-2 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:40 PM
        Engineering the Measurement of the Hubble Constant via the Distance Ladder 20m
        Speaker: Rachael Beaton (Princeton University)
      • 3:00 PM
        MassiveNuS: Cosmology with Massive Neutrinos 20m
        Speaker: Jia Liu (Princeton University)
    • 3:20 PM 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 4:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Excursion and Banquet 4h
    • 8:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Plenary 8 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: H. Mathur

      • 8:30 AM
        Higgs Boson Couplings and New Physics 30m
        Speaker: Carlos E.M. Wagner (University of Chicago)
      • 9:00 AM
        Status of Weak Scale Supersymmetry 30m
        Speaker: Howard Baer (University of Oklahoma)
      • 9:30 AM
        Putting Einstein to the Test with Gravitational Wave Observations 30m
        Speaker: Neil Cornish
    • 10:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
      Plenary 9 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: A. Tolley

    • 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 2h
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 4 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        A universal bound on the strong coupling scale of a gravitationally coupled massive spin-2 particle 20m
        Speaker: James Bonifacio
      • 2:20 PM
        Black Hole Horizons and Massive Gravitons 20m
        Speaker: Rachel Rosen
      • 2:40 PM
        Spin-2 scattering amplitudes and asymptotic superluminality 20m
        Speaker: Austin Joyce
      • 3:00 PM
        Partially Massless Decoupling Limit of Massive Gravity in de Sitter 20m
        Speaker: Laura Johnson
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 4 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Bridging the gap between year-long signals and second-long signals: GW transients 20m
        Speaker: Lilli Sun
      • 2:20 PM
        Gravitational wave science with LISA 20m
        Speaker: Joey Shapiro Key (University of Washington Bothell)
      • 2:40 PM
        Design of third generation ground based detectors 20m
        Speaker: Dr Jax Sanders (Syracuse University)
      • 3:00 PM
        Searches for the stochastic gravitational-wave background with Advanced LIGO and Virgo 20m
        Speaker: Andrew Matas
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 4 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Galaxy Cluster Cosmology with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope 20m
        Speaker: Matthew Hasselfield (Penn State University)
      • 2:20 PM
        Fundamental physics from the small-scale cosmic microwave background 20m
        Speaker: Mathew Madhavacheril (Princeton)
      • 2:40 PM
        21cm Cosmology in the Detection Era 20m
        Speaker: Adrian Liu (UC Berkeley)
      • 3:00 PM
        Weighing neutrinos with cosmic neutral hydrogen 20m

        The 21cm radiation from cosmic neutral hydrogen can be used to survey large cosmological volumes of the Universe through intensity mapping. I will discuss the impact of neutrino masses on the abundance and clustering of neutral hydrogen, that we have investigated through hydrodynamic simulations with massive neutrinos. I will show that it can be understood by accounting for the effects neutrinos induce on the properties of matter and halos. I will show forecasts on how well upcoming instruments, like the Square Kilometer Array, can detect the minimum mass of the neutrino masses.

        Speaker: Francisco Villaescusa Navarro
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 4 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Status of the KATRIN experiment 20m
        Speaker: Luke Kippenbrock
      • 2:20 PM
        A search for Neutrinoless double beta decay in 130Te : First results from CUORE 20m
        Speaker: Vivek Singh
      • 2:40 PM
        Implications of an Improved Neutron-Antineutron Oscillation Search for Baryogenesis 20m
        Speaker: Zhengkang Zhang (University of Michigan)
      • 3:00 PM
        Lepton flavor violation induced by a neutral scalar at future lepton colliders 20m
        Speaker: Dr Yongchao Zhang
    • 2:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Parallel 4 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 2:00 PM
        Cosmological Signatures in Mirror Twin Higgs Models 20m
        Speaker: Yuhsin Tsai (University of Maryland)
      • 2:20 PM
        Asymptotically Free Supersymmetric Twin Higgs 20m
        Speaker: Marcin Badziak
      • 2:40 PM
        Implications of Higgs Discovery for the Strong CP Problem and Unification 20m
        Speaker: Keisuke Harigaya (UC Berkeley, LBNL)
      • 3:00 PM
        Disorder at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Matthew Low (Institute for Advanced Study)
    • 3:20 PM 3:40 PM
      Coffee Break 20m Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 5 306 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      306

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        LHC searches for dark sector showers 20m
        Speaker: Siddharth Mishra-Sharma
      • 4:00 PM
        One loop corrections to the spin-independent blind spot 20m
        Speaker: Hongkai Liu (University of Pittsburgh (US))
      • 4:20 PM
        Electroweak DM at Future Hadron Collider 20m
        Speaker: Xing Wang (University of Pittsburgh)
      • 4:40 PM
        Low temperature EW phase transition in the SM with hidden scale invariance 20m

        We discuss a cosmological phase transition within the Standard Model which incorporates spontaneously broken scale invariance as a low-energy theory. In addition to the Standard Model fields, the minimal model involves a light dilaton, which acquires a large vacuum expectation value (VEV) through the mechanism of dimensional transmutation. Under the assumption of the cancellation of the vacuum energy, the dilaton develops a very small mass at 2-loop order. As a result, a flat direction is present in the classical dilaton-Higgs potential at zero temperature while the quantum potential admits two (almost) degenerate local minima with unbroken and broken eletroweak symmetry. We found that the cosmological electroweak phase transition in this model can only be triggered by a QCD chiral symmetry breaking phase transition at low temperatures, T ≈ 132 MeV. Furthermore, unlike the standard case, the universe settles into the chiral symmetry breaking vacuum via a first-order phase transition which gives rise to a stochastic gravitational background with a peak frequency ~ 10-8 Hz as well as triggers the production of approximately solar mass primordial black holes. The observation of these signatures of cosmological phase transitions together with the detection of a light dilaton would provide a strong hint of the fundamental role of scale invariance in particle physics.

        Speaker: Suntharan Arunasalam (University of Sydney)
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 5 309 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      309

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument 20m
        Speaker: Robert Kehoe (Southern Methodist University (US))
      • 4:00 PM
        Cosmological simulations for precision cosmology with large galaxy surveys 20m

        Large scale structure simulations are a fundamental tool to interpret data from large volume galaxy surveys. In fact, modelling the observables and their covariance is affected by the non-linear regime of gravitational collapse, a phenomenon that is best captured through simulations. In this talk I will present some applications of simulations that are relevant to present and upcoming galaxy surveys, such as predicting the cosmological signal and the production of mock gala

        Speaker: Linda Blot (Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC), IEEC)
      • 4:20 PM
        The Status of Constraints on Dark Energy from Baryon Acoustic Oscillation Scale Measurements 20m

        I will describe how the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) scale observed in the distribution of galaxies can be treated as a standard ruler that enables distance measurements as a function of redshift. These measurement allow precise tests on the nature of Dark Energy. I will describe the current status of BAO measurements and the constraints they afford, focusing on recent measurements from the completed Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) and two ongoing experiments: the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and extended-BOSS (eBOSS). I will finish with a description of what to anticipate from the final DES and eBOSS data and then the data obtained from Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument further in the future.

        Speaker: Ashley Ross (Ohio State University)
      • 4:40 PM
        Exploring neutrino masses with Large Scale Structure 20m
        Speaker: Elena Giusarma
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 5 301 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      301

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Aspects of Axion Dark Matter Clumps 20m
        Speaker: Mark Hertzberg (Tufts University)
      • 4:00 PM
        Intermediate Scale Non-resonant Leptogenesis 20m
        Speaker: Jessica Turner (Durham University)
      • 4:20 PM
        Enhancement of the dark matter abundance before reheating: thermal and non-thermal production 20m
        Speaker: Marcos A. Garcia Garcia (Rice University)
      • 4:40 PM
        Constraining Axion-like-Particles with Hard X-Ray Emission from Magnetars 20m
        Speaker: Kuver Sinha
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 5 304 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      304

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Astrophysical implications of GW observations 20m
        Speaker: Reed Essik
      • 4:00 PM
        Measuring the neutron star equation of state with gravita- tional waves 20m
        Speaker: Leslie Wade
      • 4:20 PM
        Folding-in astrophysical priors in searches for continuous gravitational waves 20m
        Speaker: Jing Ming
      • 4:40 PM
        Searching for scalar and tensor polarizations with the stochas- tic gravitational wave background 20m
        Speaker: Tom Callister
    • 3:40 PM 5:00 PM
      Parallel 5 303 (Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University)

      303

      Physics Department, Rockefeller Building, Case Western Reserve University

      • 3:40 PM
        Classical Hawking radiation 20m
        Speaker: George Zahariade (Laboratoire APC)
      • 4:00 PM
        Testing Modified Gravity with Merging Neutron Stars 20m
        Speaker: Laura Sagunski
      • 4:20 PM
        Transverse phonons in holographic massive gravity 20m
        Speaker: Lasma Alberte
      • 4:40 PM
        Superfluids and the cosmological constant problem 20m
        Speaker: Jeremy Sakstein (University of Pennsylvania)
    • 5:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
      Plenary 10 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: C. Covault

    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Plenary 11 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: C. de Rham

    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Coffee Break 30m Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.
    • 11:00 AM 12:30 PM
      Plenary 12 Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom

      Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University, Thwing Center, Thwing Excelsior Ballroom (Second Floor), 11111 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Parallel Talks take place at the Rockefeller Building, Physics Department, 2076 Adelbert Rd. Cleveland, OH 44106.

      Chairman: P. Nath

      • 11:00 AM
        Neutrino Mass and Grand Unification 30m
        Speaker: Rabindra Mohapatra (University of Maryland)
      • 11:30 AM
        Origin and Nature of Neutrino Mass 30m
        Speaker: Goran Senjanovic
      • 12:00 PM
        Traversable Wormholes 30m
        Speaker: Juan Maldacena (Unknown)