Events at: Wilson Hall, Curia II

March 23, 2017, 2:30 pm
Wilson Hall, Curia II
Ian Lewis, University of Delaware
The simplest extension of the Standard Model is to add a gauge singlet scalar: the singlet extended Standard Model.  Although simple, this model is quite well-motivated and has an interesting phenomenology.  Of particular interest is that this model can provide a mechanism for the strong first order phase transition necessary for electroweak baryogenesis. In this... More »
March 30, 2017, 2:30 pm
Wilson Hall, Curia II
Emmanuel Stamou, University of Chicago
The theory of Quantum Electrodynamics in three dimensions (QED3) has received considerable attention due to its applications in condensed matter physics and due to its similarities with stongly coupled QCD-like theories in four dimensions. QED3 is strongly coupled at energies close to the gauge coupling that in this case is dimensionful. Whereas for a large... More »
April 6, 2017, 2:30 pm
Wilson Hall, Curia II
Cliff Burgess, McMaster/PI
Nature comes to us with many hierarchies of scale, and science progresses because we do not need to understand them all at once. Effective theories exploit this fact to isolate what is important at any scale. This talk summarizes how effective theories work for applications to the ordinary and relativistic quantum mechanics of a particle... More »