Conferences and workshops

Coming in December: SchwingerFest2018: g-2

1st week of December 2018
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

Organizers: Zvi Bern (UCLA), Thomas Blum (UConn), Lance Dixon (SLAC), William Marciano (Brookhaven)

2018 is Julian Schwinger's Centennial.  To help celebrate Julian Schwinger's legacy, the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute will be holding a workshop on the latest developments on the anomalous magnetic moment of leptons, especially the muon.  A long-standing 3 sigma discrepancy between theory and experiment points towards new physics beyond the Standard Model. Is it real? This workshop is particularly timely given the ongoing Fermilab muon g-2 experiment, which will reach unprecedented precision.  In order to fully interpret the upcoming experimental results, it is essential to improve the theoretical uncertainty in difficult to compute hadronic contributions, especially to the light-by-light contribution.   Recent progress in lattice gauge theory calculations suggests that it is possible to achieve this.  The primary purpose of this workshop is to bring together leading experts to assess the situation and to identify paths towards further progress.

Please check back later for details.

Southern California Strings Seminar Fall 2018

The Southern California Strings Seminar returns to UCLA for Fall 2018. Details coming soon.

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Seminars and colloquia

Theoretical Elementary Particle (TEP) Physics seminars

SPECIAL Seminars

None scheduled at this time. Please check back later.

Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar

The Mani L. Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics is pleased to present the Bhaumik Luncheon Seminar series. The goal of this Seminar series is to learn about exciting new ideas from scientists in the department through short talks and discussions. The Seminar is usually held once per academic quarter. Come, participate, and enjoy a light lunch.

Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS)

The Bhaumik Luncheon Young Scientists Seminar (BLYSS) launched in Fall of 2017. The goal of this seminar is to learn about exciting new ideas from up-and-coming scientists in the department and from around the world.

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Weekly Bhaumik Institute tea

The Bhaumik Institute hosts a weekly tea on the 4th floor bridge between PAB and Knudsen most Tuesdays from 3:30PM to 4:00PM. On some weeks a Bhaumik seminar or other Institute event will follow. Everyone in the Department is invited. Faculty, postdocs and graduate students in all areas of theoretical physics are especially encouraged to attend.

Activities in the Los Angeles area

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