May 6 – 8, 2019
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

The 2019 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 6-8, 2019 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 15, 2019

Registration closed April 29, 2019

Talk submission ended April 22, 2019

Conference banquet May 7, 2019



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Confirmed plenary speakers and topics:

  • David Curtin (University of Toronto): Searches for long-lived particles
  • Scott Dodelson (Carnegie Mellon University): Cosmology in the new era
  • Andrei Gritsan (Johns Hopkins University, CMS): The Higgs, gauge bosons, and top quark at LHC
  • Roni Harnik (FNAL): BSM physics with neutrino facilities
  • David Hogg (NYU): Physics with GAIA
  • Steve King (University of Southampton, UK): Theories of neutrinos and leptons
  • Tongyan Lin (UCSD): Novel approaches for dark matter searches
  • Michelangelo Mangano (CERN): Physics at future colliders
  • Verena Martinez Outschoorn (UMass Amherst, ATLAS): Searches for New Physics at the LHC​
  • Kate Scholberg (Duke University): COHERENT experiment and its implications
  • Nicola Serra (Zurich University, LHCb): Flavour anomalies and other highlights from B-physics
  • Gary Shiu (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Recent Development in String Phenomenology
  • Panagiotis Spentzouris (FNAL): Quantum Science and Technology for HEP
  • Jesse Thaler (MIT): Deep learning (and deep thinking) in collider physics
  • Doreen Wackeroth (SUNY Buffalo): SM physics at the LHC
  • Marissa Walker (California State University, Fullerton): Multi-messenger cosmology
  • Henry Wong (IOP, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, CDEX): Direct Searches for Light WIMP Dark Matter
  • Jure Zupan (University of Cincinnati): Flavor physics in the new era


  • Stephen Martin (Northern Illinois University): Vector-like Fermions
  • Shufang Su (University of Arizona): Precision EW physics and the other Higgses

Forum on early career development.  Moderator: Sekhar Chivukula (UCSD)
May 6, 1:00-2:00 PM


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 19. 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 19 travel assistance". The decision will be based on the academic qualification, the talk submission to Pheno 19, 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 2019 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Joshua Berger, Cindy Cercone, Ayres Freitas, Joni George, Dorival Gonçalves, Tao Han (chair), Ahmed Ismail, Adam Leibovich, Natália Maia, and Cédric Weiland.

PHENO 2019 PROGRAM ADVISORS: Vernon Barger, Lisa Everett, Kaoru Hagiwara, JoAnne Hewett, Tae Min Hong, Arthur Kosowsky, Yao-Yuan Mao, James Mueller, Vittorio Paolone, Tilman Plehn, Vladimir Savinov, Xerxes Tata, Andrew Zentner, and Dieter Zeppenfeld.


The Pittsburgh Marathon will take place May 5, 2019.

The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team will play the Oakland A's and Texas Rangers.
Sunday May 5 at 1:35 PM vs. Oakland A's
Wednesday May 8 at 12:35 PM vs. Texas Rangers

More information to come.

PHENO 2018

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260