Theoretical Physics Seminar

Regular seminars are Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Curia II.
Special dates or rooms are given below.

At the moment, all theory seminars are online. See indico with all online scientific seminars here.

Zoom link information:

If you have a FNAL Services account, you can find the link to the seminar here.
Otherwise, the link can be given upon request

Please contact William JayYing-Ying Li, Pedro Machado, or all three for more information.

Past seminars

Raw date Event date Title Speakers Host Summary Links
20210128 Jan. 28, 2021 Pushed from the Precipice: Lattice Field Theory for Quantum Computers Hank Lamm, FNAL Roni Harnik Over the past five decades, Euclidean lattice field theory has matured into a broad program capable of making precise QCD predictions. While its success is undeniable, certain problems in real time and at finite density elude it due to sign problems. Early on, Feynman pointed out that many of these problems are naturally solvable on... More »
20210211 Feb. 11, 2021 TBD Ryan Janish, FNAL
20210218 Feb. 18, 2021 TBD Asher Berlin, New York U. Roni Harnik
20210225 Feb. 25, 2021 TBD Vedran Brdar, FNAL/Northwestern U.
20210304 March 4, 2021 An unambiguous test of positivity at lepton colliders Jiayin Gu, U. Mainz Ying-Ying The diphoton channel at lepton colliders, e+e-  (mu+mu-) ->  gamma gamma, has a remarkable feature that the leading new physics contribution comes only from dimension-eight operators.  This contribution is subject to a set of positivity bounds,  derived from fundamental principles of Quantum Field Theory, such as unitarity, locality, analyticity and Lorentz invariance.  These positivity bounds are thus... More »
20210311 March 11, 2021 TBD Shirley Li, FNAL
20210325 March 25, 2021 TBD Florian Herren, FNAL