May 4 – 6, 2020
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone


We thank you for your ongoing interest in the Pheno symposia. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must cancel the physical version of the Pheno symposium. We were very excited to continue this great series and host you in Pittsburgh, but we are unable to do so while ensuring the safety of participants and the Pittsburgh community. We will refund any registration and banquet fees that you have paid. Please be sure to cancel any travel bookings that you have made. There is no fee to cancel your hotel booking if you booked using the Pheno code.

We are planning instead to host a virtual Pheno symposium. The full details of this virtual meeting will be made available soon. Registration for this virtual symposium will be free. The talk schedule will roughly follow the planned schedule for the physical meeting and will be held May 4 to May 6. We would like to encourage you to register and submit an abstract for a parallel talk. Registration can be done at or by following the registration link on this page. If you already registered for Pheno, you do not need to register again. We hope to see you online in May!



The 2020 Phenomenology Symposium will be held May 4-6, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh.  It will cover the latest topics in particle phenomenology and theory plus related issues in astrophysics and cosmology.


Registration and talk submission for Pheno 2020 have closed


Confirmed plenary speakers and topics:

  • Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS): Something relevant
  • Anadi Canepa (CMS, FNAL): Prospects for LHC physics
  • Christophe Grojean (DESY/Humboldt University): Strategy in pursuing high energy physics
  • Daniel Holz (University of Chicago): Multi-messenger probes for fundamental physics
  • Jarek Kaspar (University of Washington): Muon physics at FNAL
  • Zhen Liu (University of Maryland): BSM Opportunities at the LHC
  • Francesca Di Lodovico (King's College London): News from neutrino experiments
  • Pedro Machado (FNAL): Neutrino physics: the theory and phenomenology
  • Katharina Müller (University of Zurich): Physics Highlights from LHCb
  • Tilman Plehn (Heidelberg University): Physics at hadron colliders
  • Stefano Profumo (UC Santa Cruz): What is the Dark Matter?
  • Jianming Qian (ATLAS, Univ. of Michigan): LHC update: New results, new techniques, and new ideas
  • Jianwei Qiu (Jefferson Lab): Physics at the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC)
  • Matthew Reece (Harvard): New Physics at the TeV Scale
  • Adam Riess (Johns Hopkins): Developments in cosmological measurements 
  • Andreas Ringwald (DESY, Germany): Axion physics
  • Martin Savage (University of Washington): Quantum computing
  • Scott Watson (Syracuse University): Cosmology and new physics


  • Joachim Brod (University of Cincinnati): News on flavor physics
  • Giacomo De Pietro (Belle II, University of Rome III): Dark Photon searches at B-factories


Invited Speaker: Dr. Midhat Farooq, Careers Program Manager, American Physical Society
Physics Careers: the Myths, the Data, and Tips for Success
May 4, 1:00-2:00 PM


As is a Pheno tradition, we will have an award ceremony after the parallel sessions on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:45 PM EDT.  Though we cannot share a drink together, we encourage you to join with your favorite beverage in hand! We will present awards to several participants to be redeemed when it is safe to do so.

PHENO 2020 ORGANIZERS: Brian Batell, Joshua Berger, Ayres Freitas, Joni George, Tao Han (chair), Adam Leibovich, Natália Maia, Cédric Weiland, and Keping Xie.

PHENO 2020 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.

More information to come.

PHENO 2019

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260