Conferences and workshops

UCLA 2019 Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor Workshop

January 28-30, 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm, UCLA IDRE Portal, Room 5628 Math Sciences Building

Organizers: Huan Huang, Zhongbo Kang (Chair), Christopher Lee, Cesar da Silva, Ivan Vitev

This workshop, to be held at the UCLA IDRE Portal in the Math Sciences Building, will bring together senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows and talented graduate students to discuss the exciting recent developments and future directions in high energy and nuclear science. The purpose of the 2019 Santa Fe Jets and Heavy Flavor workshop is to summarize the accomplishments and provide guidance for the community effort in the areas of hadronic jets, jet substructure, quarkonia and open heavy flavor, with emphasis on perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD) and Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET).

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SchwingerFest2018: g-2

December 3rd - 5th, 2018
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

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

Julian Schwinger2018 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 new breakthroughs.

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Download the SchwingerFest 2018 poster at this link.

View photos from SchwingerFest2018 here.

Things to do in Los Angeles.

Frontiers of Neurophysics, an exploration of the interface of physics and neuroscience.

September 27th and 28th, 2018
UCLA Physics & Astronomy Department

Organizers: Alex Levine (UCLA)

This workshop, hosted by the Bhaumik Institute of Theoretical Physics and the UCLA Center for Biological Physics, will explore the emerging connections between physics and neuroscience as part of the UCLA Julian Schwinger Centennial Celebration.  Topics include:

  • - Information theory and neural encoding of sensory data
  • - The application of the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to neural networks
  • - The statistical physics of nonlinear actors on quenched random networks

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For William Bialek's recorded talk please click this link.

Southern California Strings Seminar Fall 2018

The Southern California Strings Seminar returns to UCLA for Fall 2018 on Friday, October 5th. We gather and discuss new ideas and developments, both general and specialized, in the field. This year's speakers include David Kutasov (University of Chicago), Aitor Lewkowyzc (Stanford), and Mark Mezei (Stanford).

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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 in PAB 4-740 (Schwinger Lounge) 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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