### Thursday, July 27, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Selection Rule for Enhanced Dark Matter Annihilation"

Basudeb Dasgupta, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

### Monday, August 7, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Phenomenology of the Right Handed Heavy Neutrinos at the High Energy Colliders"

Arindam Das, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

### Thursday, June 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Parton Distribution Function with Non-perturbative Renormalization from Lattice QCD"

Yong Zhao, MIT

### Wednesday, June 14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Pion distribution amplitude from novel approaches in lattice QCD"

Jianhui Zhang, University of Regensburg

### Wednesday, June 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "The JUNO Experiment and the Central Detector Calibration"

Mengjiao Xiao, University of Maryland

### Tuesday, June 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Gluon Tomography at Small-x"

Feng Yuan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

### Thursday, June 8, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Electrophobic Scalar Boson and Muonic Puzzles"

Gerald Miller, University of Washington

### Friday, May 12, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Local Baryon Number and Unification"

Sebastian Ohmer, Max Planck Institute

### Wednesday, May 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Verlinde’s Theory of Emergent Gravity: a Status Report."

Manus Visser, University of Amsterdam

### Monday, May 8, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Uncovering Signals of a Low-Mass Hidden Sector"

Brian Shuve, SLAC

### Monday, May 1, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Collider Probes of Axion-Like Particles"

Andrea Thamm, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz

### Tuesday, May 2, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Vev Flip-Flop: Dark Matter Decay between Weak Scale Phase Transitions"

Michael Baker, Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz

### Wednesday, April 26, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Gluon Polarization in the Proton from Lattice QCD"

Yong Zhao, MIT

### Monday, April 24, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "SIMPs and ELDERs: New Ideas for Dark Matter"

Maxim Perelstein, Cornell

### Monday, April 17, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Strong Phase at Colliders--New Physics Opportunities for ttbar Resonance Searches and Higgs Physics Searches"

Zhen Liu, Fermilab

### Wednesday, April 12, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Bloomberg Hall, Johns Hopkins University

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Where is Dark Matter at the LHC?"

Antonio Boveia, Ohio State University

### Monday, April 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Supernova Constraints on Dark Sectors"

Sam McDermott, YITP Stony Brook

### Monday, April 3, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "New Searches for Sub-GeV Dark Matter"

Yonatan Kahn, Princeton University

### Monday, March 27, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Hints of New Physics in Semi-leptonic B-meson Decays"

Diptimoy Ghosh, Weizmann Institute of Science

### Monday, February 27, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Bounding Milli-Magnetic Charged Particles"

Anson Hook, Stanford University

### Friday, February 17, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Going with the Flow: Complexification of Path Integrals and the Sign Problem"

Gökçe Başar, University of Maryland

### Monday, February 20, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions"

Soeren Schlichting, Brookhaven National Laboratory

### Thursday, February 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Exploring the Low Mass Frontier in Dark Matter Direct Detection"

Tongyan Lin, University of California, Berkeley

### Monday, February 13, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Substructure of Jets"

Duff Neill, Los Alamos National Laboratory

### Tuesday, February 14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "The Road to Nuclear Physics from Standard Model"

Zohreh Davoudi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

### Friday, February 10, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, Room 1136, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Hidden Sectors and New Signatures"

David Curtin, University of Maryland

### Wednesday, February 1, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Gravitational Limits on Locality"

William Donnelly, University of California Santa Barbara

### Wednesday, February 1, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Nuclear Physics for Beyond-the-Standard-Model Searches"

Martin Hoferichter, University of Washington Institute for Nuclear Theory

### Monday, January 30, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Probing Nonstandard Neutrino Cosmology with Terrestrial Neutrino Experiments"

Akshay Ghalsasi, University of Washington

### Wednesday, December 7, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Detecting Boosted Top/Higgs/W/Z at Hadron Colliders"

Petar Maksimovic, Johns Hopkins University

### Monday, December 12, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Gravitational Waves from Axion Monodromy"

Fabrizio Rompineve, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University Heidelberg

### Monday, December 5, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "True Muonium: Building a New Streetlight"

Henry Lamm IV, Arizona State University

### Monday, December 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Collider signatures of flavorful Higgs bosons"

Stephania Gori, University of Cincinnati

### Wednesday, November 30, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Nucleon: from charges to probing novel CP violation via neutron EDM"

Rajan Gupta, Los Alamos National Lab

### Monday, November 28, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

MCFP Seminar: "General relativity as a 2d CFT"

Tim Adamo, Imperial College

### Wednesday, November 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Lattice QCD in External Fields"

Brian Tiburzi, CCNY

### Monday, November 14, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "T-Duality and Scattering of Stringy States"

Jnan Maharana, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

### Monday, November 7, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "QCD Aspects of Neutron Antineutron Oscillations"

Michael Wagman, University of Washington

### Monday, November 7, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Darkly Charged Dark Matter"

Prateek Agrawal, Harvard University

### Monday, October 31, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Two New Avenues in Dark Matter Indirect Detection"

Ranjan Laha, Stanford University and SLAC

### Monday, October 24, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "New Standard Physics at the LHC"

Prof. Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

### Wednesday, October 19, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Two-photon Exchange Corrections in Elastic Lepton-proton Scattering"

Oleksandr Tomalak, Mainz University

### Monday, October 17, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Multi-Particle States in the Finite Volume"

Michael Doring, George Washington University

### Monday, October 17, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Leaving Plato's Cave: Beyond the Simplest Models of Dark Matter and Flavor Symmetry"

### Monday, October 10, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "The Isoscalar Sector of QCD"

Raul Briceno, Jefferson Lab

### Monday, October 10, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Hidden Interactions of Neutrinos"

Alexander Friedland, SLAC

### Wednesday, October 5, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Looking Forward from ICHEP2016"

Prof. Chris Quigg, Fermilab

### Monday, October 3, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "S-Duality and Helicity Amplitudes"

John Terning, UC Davis

### Friday, September 30, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 2136, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay: The role of effective field theory and lattice QCD"

Zohreh Davoudi, MIT

### Monday, September 26, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "A Partially Massless Higher-Spin Theory"

Chris Brust, Perimeter Institute

### Monday, September 19, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Partially Acoustic Dark Matter, Interacting Dark Radiation, and Large Scale Structure"

Yuhsin Tsai, University of Maryland

### Tuesday, September 13, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Exploring the Early Stages of High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions"

Soeren Schlichting, Brookhaven National Laboratory

### Monday, September 12, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Impact of Self-Interacting Dark Hydrogen on Structure Formation"

Kimberly Boddy, University of Hawaii

### Tuesday, August 9, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Lefschetz-Thimble Path Integral for Studying the Silver Blaze Phenomenon"

Yuya Tanizaki, RIKEN, Brookhaven National Laboratory

### Friday, July 15, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Implications of a Possible 750 GeV Scalar Resonance"

Abdelhak Djouadi, Université Paris-Sud - Laboratoire de Physique Theorique

### Tuesday, June 21, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Two-Nucleon Observables from Lattice QCD"

Amy Nicholson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

### Friday, June 24, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Phenomenology of Left-Right Symmetric Dark Matter"

Julian Heeck, Université Libre de Bruxelles

### Thursday, May 26, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Can QCD Support Unknown Symmetry?"

Mikhail Shifman, University of Minnesota

### Monday, May 9, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Adler's Zeros and A Universal Lagrangian for a PNGB Higgs"

Ian Low, Northwestern University and Argonne National Lab

### Tuesday, May 10, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Evidence for a New 17 MeV Boson in 8Be Transitions"

Flip Tanedo, UC Irvine/Riverside

### Thursday, April 28 - Saturday, April 30, 3rd Floor, Physical Sciences Complex

(Registration is Closed)

### Thursday, April 28, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 2136, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering at Jefferson Lab"

Angela Biselli, Fairfield University

### Wednesday, April 20, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Can Entanglement Entropy Be a Finite Quantity?"

Jiunn-Wei Chen, National Taiwan University

### Monday, April 25, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Unification and New Signals at the LHC"

Matthew Low, IAS, Princeton

### Monday, April 18, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Flavor Physics and Unification"

K. S. Babu, Oklahoma State University

### Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 1136, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "The Hadron p_T Distribution in High-Energy pp Collisions and its Implications"

Cheuk-Yin Wong, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

### Wednesday, April 6, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Thimbles: A Geometric Solution to the Sign Problem?"

Neill Warrington, University of Maryland

### Monday, April 4, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Dibosons, Tribosons, and the SUSY Higgs mass"

Jack Collins, Cornell University

### March 21, 22, 23 & March 30, 31, April 1, times vary, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Minicourse: Spacetime Thermodynamics

Aron Wall, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

### Wednesday, March 23, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Excursions to Exotic Destinations"

Richard Lebed, Arizona State University

### Monday, March 28, 4:15pm – 5:45pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Did LIGO Detect Dark Matter?"

Ilias Cholis, Johns Hopkins University

### Monday, March 7, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Gauge Fields and Quantum Gravity"

Daniel Harlow, Harvard

### Monday, February 29, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Probing the Cosmic Origins of Matter: New Insights and New Search Strategies"

Yanou Cui, Perimeter Institute

### Thursday, February 25, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Measuring Quantum Information Scrambling"

Brian Swingle, Stanford University

### Tuesday, February 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 2136, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Non-Traditional Solutions to Naturalness"

Anson Hook, Stanford University

### Thursday, February 11, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Shifting the Fundamental Physics Frontiers with Spectacular Signals and Precision at Present Colliders and Beyond"

Roberto Franceschini, CERN

### Monday, February 8, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Exploring the Cosmological Frontier with High Energy Colliders"

David Curtin, University of Maryland

### Monday, February 1, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "New Directions in Searching for the Dark Universe"

Surjeet Rajendran, UC Berkeley

### Wednesday, December 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Spherically Symmetric Kerr-Schild Metrics and the Classical Double Copy"

Alexander Ridgway, Cal Tech

### Monday, December 7, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Periodic Table of Effective Field Theories"

Clifford Cheung, Cal Tech

### Thursday, December 3, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "New Theoretical Developments on Search for QCD Critical Point"

Yi Yin, Brookhaven National Laboratory

### Wednesday, December 2, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "New Results from CMS: from 8 to 13 TeV"

Greg Landsberg, Brown University

### Monday, November 30, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Cosmological Probes of Nearly Decoupled Dark Sectors"

Josh Berger, SLAC

### Wednesday, November 25, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Impact of Sterile Neutrinos on the Search for Leptonic CP Violation"

Boris J Kayser, Fermilab

### Monday, November 23, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

MCFP Colloquium: "From the CMB to Strings and Back"

Raphael Flauger, University of Texas at Austin

### Monday, November 16, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Light Scalar Boson With No Symmetries"

Yue Zhao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

### Thursday, November 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Thermalization process in far-from equilibrium systems"

Soeren Schlichting, Brookhaven National Laboratory

### Wednesday, November 11, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Einstein Equation and Vacuum Entanglement Equilibrium"

Ted Jacobson, University of Maryland

### Monday, November 9, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "pQCD thermodynamics with massive quarks"

Thorben Graf, Goethe-University Frankfurt

### Monday, November 9, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Gluon-Fusion Higgs Production: The Final Frontier"

Elisabetta Furlan, ETH Zurich

### Wednesday, November 4, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Inflation and the Weak Gravity Conjecture"

Prashant Saraswat, University of Maryland & Johns Hopkins

### Tuesday, November 3, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

MCFP Seminar: "Informal Review of Inflationary Cosmology"

Prashant Saraswat, University of Maryland & Johns Hopkins University

### Monday, November 2, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "CFTs Old and New from the Bootstrap"

David Poland, Yale University

### Tuesday, October 27, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Cosmological Polytopes"

Nima Arkani-Hamed, Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study

### Monday, October 26, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Scalar Leptons in Folded Supersymmetry"

Gustavo Burdman, University of Sao Paulo

### Thursday, October 22, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Nonlocal Wave Turbulence in Non-Abelian Plasmas"

Yacine Mehtar-Tani, University of Washington

### Monday, October 19, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Confronting the Strong CP Problem at the LHC"

Anson Hook, Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study

### Wednesday, October 14, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Diboson Resonances at the LHC"

Liantao Wang, University of Chicago

### Monday, October 5, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Energy Peak: Back to Cosmic Ray Excesses"

Doojin Kim, University of Florida

### Monday, September 28, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Natural SUSY Today"

David Shih, Rutgers University

### Thursday**, September 24****, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

MCFP Colloquium: "Entanglement and Coarse Grained Quantum Dynamics"

Albion Lawrence, Brandeis University

### Monday, September 21, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "A W-prime boson at 2 TeV"

Bogdan Dobrescu, Fermilab

### Wednesday, September 16, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Beyond the Standard Model Matrix Elements with the Gradient Flow:

the Case of the Nucleon Electric Dipole Moment"Andrea Shindler, Forschungszentrum Jülich

### Wednesday, September 16, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Primer on Cosmic Censorship"

Jim Isenberg, University of Oregon

**Monday, ****September 14, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "Evidence for Unresolved Gamma-Ray Point Sources in the Inner Galaxy"

Mariangela Lisanti, Princeton University

### Monday, August 31, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex** **

Particle Theory Seminar: "Flavored CP Symmetries for Neutrinos"

Celso Nishi, UFABC

### Wednesday, August 5, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Great Expectations at the LHC: Unitarized Effective Theory and Resonances"

Felipe J. Llanes-Estrada, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

### Wednesday, June 17, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Lattice QCD Input to Axion Cosmology"

Dr. Evan Berkowitz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

**Thursday,****May 21, ****2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "A Hidden Dark Matter Sector, Dark Radiation, and the CMB"

Sungwoo Hong, University of Maryland

**Monday,****May 18, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "Flavour constraints on pseudoscalar mediators"

Matthew Dolan, SLAC

### Thursday**, May 14****, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

MCFP Colloquium: "Non-decoupling new physics and induced electroweak symmetry breaking"

Prof. Markus Luty, University of California, Davis

### Wednesday, May 13, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Bloomberg Hall, Johns Hopkins University

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "SUSY Naturalness and the Higgsino"

Markus Luty, UC, Davis

**Monday,****May 11, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "A Flavor-Covariant Approach to Leptogenesis"

Bhupal Dev, University of Manchester

### Wednesday, May 6, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "NN and NNN in 1/N"

Carlos Schat, CONICET, University of Buenos Aires

**Monday, May 4, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "Absence of leptonic CP violation can be evidence of left-right parity symmetry"

**Monday, April 27, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "Zooming in on spacetime and matter - Renormalisation Group applications in fundamental physics"

Astrid Eichhorn, Imperial College, London

### Wednesday, April 22, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Phases of SU(3) Gauge Theories with Fundamental Quarks via Dirac Spectral Density"

Ivan Horvath, University of Kentucky

**Monday, April 20, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Surprising Emergent Phenomena of Perturbative QCD"

Andrew Larkoski, MIT

**Monday, April 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Holographic Twin Higgs"

Michael Geller, Technion

### Wednesday, April 8, 4pm – 5pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The B -> D(*) tau nu anomalies: facts and/or fictions"

Zoltan Ligeti, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

**Monday, April 6, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

Particle Theory Seminar: "Galactic Center Gamma-ray Excess through a Dark Shower"

Dean Robinson, UC Berkeley

### Thursday**, ****April 2, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex**

MCFP Colloquium: "Think Different: Applying the Old MacIntosh Mantra to the Representation Theory of Supersymmetry"

S. James Gates, Jr., University of Maryland

### Monday, March 30, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "The LHC and the Search for New Physics"

Albert de Roeck, CERN

### Tuesday, March 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "A New Approach to the Hierarchy Problem"

Peter Graham, Stanford

### Monday, March 23, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Observing Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with Smartphones"

Chase Shimmin, University of California-Irvine

### Monday, March 9, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Galactic Center GeV Gamma-ray Excess: Have We Started to See Dark Matter?"

Sam McDermott, Stony Brook University

### Monday, March 2, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "New avenues to baryogenesis and thermal freeze-out in light dark matter models"

### Thursday, February 26, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Special Joint JQI / MCFP Quantum Foundation Seminar: "The enigmatic nature of time in quantum mechanics"

Prof. Y. K. Lau, Institution: Institute of Applied Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Mathematics and System Science, Beijing, China

### Monday, February 16, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Vacuum stability bounds on Higgs couplings in the absence of new physics bosons "

Kfir Blum, IAS

### Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar : "Fluid dynamics and effective (field?) theory"

Thomas Schaefer, North Carolina State University

### Monday, February 9, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Where Dark Alleys Meet: New Pathways for Probing the Invisible "

David Yaylali, University of Arizona

### Thursday, February 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "The strong CP "problem" and spontaneous CP violation"

Luca Vecchi, UMD

### Monday, February 2, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "New Insights into Cosmic Abundances of Matter and Related Phenomenology"

Yanou Cui, Perimeter Institute

### Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Nuclear Theory Seminar : "The EOS of neutron matter, and the effect of Lambda hyperons to neutron star structure"

Stefano Gandolfi, Los Alamos National Lab

### Friday, January 30, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Complex

Particle Theory Seminar: "Neutron-antineutron transitions and the lattice"

Michael Buchoff , University of Washington

### Monday, December 15, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Dark Matter Signals in Dilepton Production"

Nirmal Raj, University of Oregon

### Friday, Dec 5, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "State-of-the-Art Tests of Lepton Number Violation and Seesaw Mechanisms"

Richard Ruiz, University of Pittsburgh

### Wednesday, December 10, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "T-reflections and vacuum energie"

David McGady, Princeton

### Monday, December 8, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Higgs as a Probe for New Physics : Higgs Portals, Soft Yukawas and Extended Gauge Mediation"

Arun Thalapillil, Rutgers

### Friday, December 5, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Gravity Theory Seminar: "Strong Cosmic Censorship"

Jim Isenberg, University of Oregon

### Wednesday, December 3, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Magnetized relativistic plasma as a Weyl metal"

Igor Shovkovy, ASU

### Tuesday, December 2, 12:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Dark matter direct detection: status and prospects"

Carter Hall, University of Maryland

### Monday, December 1, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Leptophilic New Physics: Dark Matter and the Muon g-2"

Susanne Westhoff, University of Pittsburgh

### Monday, November 24, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Experimental Probes of Vacuum Energy"

Jay Hubisz, Syracuse University

### Wednesday, November 19, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: " Emergent fermionic symmetries in large N gauge theories"

Aleksey Cherman, University of Minnesota

### Monday, November 17, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Dynamics and Duality of a Stabilized Radion"

### Monday, November 10, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Hunting Asymmetric Stop Decays at the LHC"

Michael Graesser, Los Alamos National Laboratory

### Friday, October 31, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Room 2136, Physical Sciences Building

MCFP Colloquium: "Cosmological Collider Physics"

Nima Arkani-Hamed, IAS, Princeton

### Wednesday, November 5, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Massive and massless modes of the triplet phase of neutron matter"

Srimoyee Sen, UMD

### Monday, November 3, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "LHC phenomenology of exotic fermions"

Tanumoy Mandal, HRI

### Monday, October 27, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Composite Higgs boson from top dynamics"

Bogdan Dobrescu, Fermilab

### Wednesday, October 22, 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "A scaling relation for proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions"

Gokce Basar, UMD

### Monday, October 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "The Matrix: Reloaded, Reweighted, and Ranked"

Jamie Gainer, University of Florida

### Monday, October 13, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Dynamical Dark Matter: A New Framework for Dark-Matter Physics"

Keith Dienes, University of Arizona

### Monday, October 6, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Natural Inflation and Quantum Gravity"

Anton de la Fuente, UMD

### Wednesday, October 1, 1:10pm – 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Nuclear Theory Seminar: "Using energy-peaks to measure (new and old) particle masses"

Kaustubh Agashe, UMD

### Tuesday, September 30, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Neutrinos: Recent Developments and Open Questions"

André de Gouvêa, Northwestern University

### Monday, September 29, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Emerging Jets"

Daniel Stolarski, CERN

### Monday, September 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Bubble Baryogenesis"

Gilly Elor, MIT

### Monday, September 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Goldstone Gauginos"

Jamison Galloway, NYU

### Monday, September 8, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "TBA"

Gustavo Tavares, Boston University

### Thursday, September 4, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

Particle Theory Seminar: "Cosmological Production and Detection of Hidden Sectors"

Peter Graham, Stanford University

## Previous Sping 2014 Main Events

**Friday, May 2, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, Room 2400, Computer and Space Science Building**

MCFP Colloquium: "Inflationary Gravitational Waves: Recent Advances and Next Steps"

Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins

### Monday, April 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Bloomberg Hall, John's Hopkins University

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Exotic Higgs decays"

David Curtin, Stonybrook

### March 30-April 2, 2014

### Title : "MCFP Mini-Workshop on Lattice Parton Physics Project (LP3)"

Organizers:

Xiangdong Ji (Maryland/Shanghai Jiaotong),For more details click here.

### Thursday, March 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

MCFP Colloquium: "Recent Progress in Applications of the Gauge/Gravity Correspondence"

Andreas Karch, University of Washington

### Thursday, March 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Room 3150, Physical Sciences Building

MCFP Colloquium: "Compositeness and Physics Beyond the Standard Model"

George Fleming, Yale

### Monday, March 10, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Bloomberg Hall, John's Hopkins University

Joint Maryland-Hopkins Particle Theory Seminar: "Probing the 1000 TeV Energy Scale: Searches for Muon and Electron Number Violation at Unprecedented Sensitivity"

William Molzon, UC Irvine