2017 - 2018 HEP Seminar Schedule

DateEvent TypeSpeakerTitle
09/06/2017HEP SeminarEnnio SalvioniCharged Composite Scalar Dark Matter [ + Description ]
09/08/2017HEP SeminarRam BrusteinWhat’s inside a BH? Probing the interior of black holes with gravity waves [ + Description ]
09/13/2017HEP SeminarAdam SolomonEffective field theories and modified gravity or: How I learned to stop worrying and love higher-derivative Lagrangians [ + Description ]
09/20/2017HEP SeminarGiovanni VilladoroThe Power of Series [ + Description ]
09/27/2017HEP SeminarSavdeep SethiSupersymmetry Breaking by Fluxes [ + Description ]
10/04/2017HEP SeminarPatrick FoxCosmology in Mirror Twin Higgs and Neutrinos [ + Description ]
10/11/2017HEP SeminarTomer VolanskyRelaxed Inflation [ -- Description ]

Description: The cosmological relaxation of the electroweak scale has been recently proposed as a mechanism to address the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model. A field, the relaxion, rolls down its potential and, in doing so, scans the squared mass parameter of the Higgs, relaxing it to a parametrically small value. In this talk I will discuss a new scenario in which the relaxion is promoted to an inflaton. By coupling it to Abelian gauge bosons, one introduces the necessary dissipation mechanism which slows down the field in the last stages, and allows for novel reheating dynamics at the end of inflation utilizing the Schwinger mechanism. After reviewing the mechanism, I will discuss the cosmological dynamics of the model and the phenomenological constraints, showing that a cutoff close to the Planck scale, significantly above that of existing models, may be achieved. (2:00 PM, 726 Broadway, 940, CCPP Seminar)
10/18/2017HEP SeminarCora DvorkinDiscovering New Physics Beyond the Standard Model with Cosmological Data Sets [ + Description ]
10/25/2017HEP SeminarDavid CurtinBSM Opportunities at ep Colliders [ + Description ]
11/01/2017HEP SeminarTom BanksDo Conformal Field Theory Correlators Compute the Non-perturbative Minkowski S Matrix? [ + Description ]
11/08/2017HEP SeminarTongyan LinConstraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia [ + Description ]
11/15/2017HEP SeminarJared KaplanExact Bulk Operators and the Fate of Locality [ + Description ]
11/22/2017HEP SeminarAlexander ZhiboedovConformal Bootstrap At Large Charge [ + Description ]
11/29/2017HEP SeminarMichael R. DouglasComputational complexity of cosmology in string theory [ + Description ]
12/06/2017HEP SeminarSebastian FrancoTBA [ + Description ]
12/13/2017HEP SeminarErich PoppitzTBA [ + Description ]
01/24/2018HEP SeminarThomas BachlechnerTBA [ + Description ]
01/31/2018HEP SeminarMarcus SpradlinTBA [ + Description ]
02/07/2018HEP SeminarSurjeet RajendranTBA [ + Description ]
02/21/2018HEP SeminarXi YinTBA [ + Description ]
03/07/2018HEP SeminarAnastasia VolovichTBA [ + Description ]