The Bay Area Particle Theory Seminar aims to bring together particle theorists in the Bay Area, including UC Santa Cruz, SLAC, Stanford, San Francisco State, Berkeley, LBNL, Livermore, U. of Pacific, and UC Davis to get together for an afternoon, hear a few talks, and discuss physics.
The first (in the 21st century) was held in the Nob Hill Room at the Seven
Hills Conference Center of San Francisco State University, on October 4, 2013,
and for now it is planned as a biannual event.
Jump to bottom for location, directions, etc.
Next event: March 15, 2019
Program: October 12, 2018
|1:00 – 1:50||Zohar Komargodski (Stony Brook & Weizmann), Recent Advances in Gauge Theory|
|2:40 – 3:10||Stefania Gori (UCSC), Searching for dark particles at the SeaQuest experiment|
|3:50 – 4:20||Ian Moult (Berkeley), Hunting for Heavy Winos in the Galactic Center with Effective Field Theory|
Program: March 16, 2018
|1:00 – 1:50||Ann Nelson (Seattle), Post-Sphaleron Baryogenesis|
|2:40 – 3:10||Veronika Hubeny (Davis), Holographic Entanglement|
|3:50 – 4:20||Keisuke Harigaya (Berkeley), A new aspect of the strong CP problem|
Program: October 6, 2017
|1:00 – 1:50||Ira Rothstein (Carnegie Mellon), The Field Theoretic Challenge of Non-Fermi Liquids: A Particle Physics Perspective|
|2:40 – 3:10||Philip Schuster (SLAC), The Search for Light Dark Matter|
|3:50 – 4:20||Jara Trnka (Davis), Constructing EFTs using scattering amplitudes|
Program: March 3, 2017
|1:00 – 1:50||Raman Sundrum (Maryland), Natural Inclinations and Hidden Motives in Fundamental Physics|
|2:40 – 3:10||Dorota Grabowska (Berkeley), Understanding Chiral Gauge Theories via Extra Dimensions|
|3:50 – 4:20||Kristan Jensen (SFSU), Chaos and symmetry breaking in low-dimensional AdS/CFT|
Program: October 14, 2016
|1:00 – 1:50||Iain Stewart (MIT), Hard and Forward Scattering: New tools from EFT|
|2:40 – 3:10||Stefan Hoeche (SLAC), Virtual proton smashers for the Large Hadron Collider|
|3:50 – 4:20||Tom Melia (Berkeley), A heavy ion flashlight for producing axions at the LHC|
Program: March 11, 2016
|1:00 – 1:50||Ken Intriligator (UCSD), SCFTs and susy RG flows|
|2:40 – 3:10||Yonit Hochberg (Berkeley), Superconducting detectors for super light dark matter|
|3:50 – 4:20||Peter Graham (Stanford), Dynamical Relaxation for the Hierarchy Problem and Dark Matter|
Program: October 9, 2015
|1:00 – 1:50||Zvi Bern (UCLA), Ultraviolet Surprises in Quantum Gravity|
|2:40 – 3:10||Michael Dine (UCSC), Solutions of the strong CP problem, a scorecard|
|3:50 – 4:20||Alex Friedland (SLAC), Secluded neutrinos: from Planck to Icecube|
Program: March 13, 2015
|1:00 – 1:50||Mikhail Shifman (Minnesota), Non-Abelian Strings in Four-Dimensional Yang Mills|
|2:40 – 3:10||Santiago Peris (Barcelona / SFSU), The muon g-2: A theoretical challenge|
|3:50 – 4:20||Alessandro Vichi (CERN / LBL), Conformal bootstrap: a dream come true|
Program, October 10, 2014
|1:00 – 1:50||Walter Goldberger (Yale), Dynamics and renormalization group evolution of black hole binaries from effective field theory|
|2:40 – 3:10||Petr Horava (Berkeley), Multicritical Nambu-Goldstone Modes and Nonrelativistic Naturalness|
|3:50 – 4:20||Markus Luty (Davis), Induced Electroweak Symmetry Breaking|
Program, March 14, 2014
|1:00 – 1:50||Nathan Seiberg (IAS), Think Globally, Act Locally|
|2:40 – 3:10||John Joseph Carrasco (Stanford), The largest effective field theory in the universe|
|3:50 – 4:20||Howard Haber (UCSC), Decoupling and Alignment in Light of the Higgs Data|
Program, October 4, 2013
|1:00 – 1:50||Scott Dodelson (Fermilab & Chicago), Theoretical Challenges in Cosmology in the Post-Planck Era [ppt]|
|2:40 – 3:10||Mithat Unsal (SFSU), Resurgence, analytic continuation and toward a definition of QFT|
|3:50 – 4:20||Josh Ruderman (Berkeley), Towards an (un)Natural Weak Scale|
Directions to SFSU
The Seven Hills
Conference Center is located at
800 Font Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94132
(On the map of SFSU it is in F2)
BY CAR: (Directions to the parking lot)
From the East: Take I-80 across the Bay Bridge, then 101 South to
I-280 South. Take the CA-82 N exit toward CA-1 N/San Jose Ave/Mission St, turn
right onto Sagamore St, and then slight right onto Brotherhood Way.
From the South: Take I-280 North. Take a left exit to continue on CA-1 N/Junipero Serra Blvd, follow signs for CA-1 N/19th Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge, then bear right onto the ramp to Brotherhood Way.
On Brotherhood Way, continue until it ends and then take a right to merge onto Lake Merced Blvd. At the second stoplight make a right onto State Drive. At the end of State Drive is the Public Parking Lot ("Lot 20"). All-day parking is available for $8 (the machines take exact change or credit cards).
To get to the Seven Hills Conference Center: From Lot 20, walk back (West) along State Drive, past the A.S. Children's Center and past the back entrance (there is a sign) of Seven Hills. Take the small staircase around to the front entrance of Seven Hills. If you arrive around noon, you can join us for lunch at the dining center next door.
From the Daly City BART station there is a free SFSU shuttle every 15 minutes. The MUNI bus 28 also goes from the Daly City BART station to campus, and if you transfer from the BART, it's free using clipper. From either the 28 or the Shuttle get off at 19th and Holloway, and walk West to the Conference Center. Allow ~20min from the BART station.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us (Lance Dixon, Maarten Golterman, Jeff Greensite, Zoltan Ligeti)