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Seminars

The Mitchell Institute supports regular seminar series in Astronomy, High Energy Experiment, and High Energy Theory. Seminars by experts from all over the world are held weekly during the academic semester. The seminar series is open to all but a strong scientific background in the field is recommended.


Astronomy Seminars

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker: Kate Maguire (Trinity College Dublin )

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker: Susmita Adhikari (University of Chicago)

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker: Jielai Zhang (Swinburne University of Technology)

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm  |  MIST M102, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Miguel Holgado (Carnegie Mellon University )

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm  |  MIST M102, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Joey Rodriguez (Michigan State University )

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm  |  MIST M102, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Benedikt Diemer (University of Maryland )

Astronomy

TBA

11:30am - 12:30pm  |  MIST M102, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Sean Johnson (University of Michigan )

Astronomy

High Energy Phenomenology, Experiment, and Cosmology Seminars

Manifesting the Imprints of Elastic and Exothermic Scatterings Among Dark Matter Particles in Astrophysical/Cosmological Observations

4:00pm - 5:00pm

In this talk, I will give an overview of how elastic and exothermic scatterings among dark matter particles give rise to distinctive features in late-time structure formation. I will explain how astrophysical observations on the structures of galaxies can probe such unique features, and discuss how the observations can help distinguish different dark matter models. I will then explain how the interplay between the elastic and exothermic scatterings self-heats the overall dark matter in the early Universe. I will demonstrate that self-heating is often realized in scenarios of (sub-)GeV scale non-minimal dark sector. I will discuss how self-heating leaves imprints in cosmological observables and how it affects the interpretation of direct/indirect-detection experiments. Finally, I will discuss how astrophysical/cosmological observations and accelerator-based experiments can be complementary to each other in probing multi-component dark matter scenarios.

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm  |  Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Mike Trott (Niels Bohr Institute)

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Matheus Hostert (Perimeter Institute & University of Minnesota)

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Prasanth Shyamsundar (Fermilab)

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker: Zhen Liu (University of Minnesota)

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Hawking Auditorium, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Wei Xue (University of Florida)

HEPEC

TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Speaker: Jae Hyeok Chang (University of Maryland)

HEPEC

High Energy Theory Seminars

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Sridip Pal (Institute for Advanced Study)

High Energy Theory

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Kurt Hinterbichler (Case Western Reserve University)

High Energy Theory

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Yiming Chen (Princeton University)

High Energy Theory

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3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Mihalis Dafermos (UniversIty of Cambridge & Princeton University)

High Energy Theory

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Riccardo Penco (Carnegie Mellon University)

High Energy Theory

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Dominik Neuenfeld (Perimeter Institute)

High Energy Theory

TBA

3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Luca Iliesiu (Stanford University)

High Energy Theory

TBA

2:00pm - 3:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Daniele Pranzetti (Perimeter Institute)

High Energy Theory

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3:00pm - 4:00pm  |  MIST M108, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, College Station, Texas, 77843, Central Texas, United States

Speaker: Gary Shiu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

High Energy Theory

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