Welcome

This is the web page of our theory group working on fundamental physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Overview
We are a group of faculty members whose research spans a continuum from the nuclear/particle border through Standard Model physics and new phenomena beyond the Standard Model into theoretical cosmology and classical and quantum gravitational physics. We enjoy this breadth because it means that a wide range of interesting physics is being discussed locally. Our students tend to work collaboratively with more than one faculty member over the course of their studies, and this helps to provide a broader education.

Faculty

Faculty members working on Fundamental Interactions Theory include:

John Donoghue, Webpage , Brief research summary, Papers

Patrick Draper Web page, Brief research summary, Papers

Eugene Golowich, Webpage, Brief research summary, Papers

Barry Holstein, Webpage, Brief research summary, Papers

David Kastor, Webpage, Brief research summary, Papers

Michael Ramsey-Musolf, Website, Brief research summary, Papers

Lorenzo Sorbo, Webpage, Brief research summary, Papers

Jennie Traschen, Webpage, Brief research summary, Papers

In the spring of 2017 we have hired two new theorists. Both will be joining us in September 2018. We welcome Jordy de Vries and Ben Heidenreich to UMass.

For postdocs and students please see the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions web page

Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions

The theory group is part of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions. Please visit the ACFI webpage to learn more about our activities. That page is hopefully being kept more up to date than this one, and visitors should go there for recent information.

Seminars

We run a weekly seminar, most often on Tuesdays at 2:30 but sometimes on Friday at 2:00 in LGRT 1033 lecture side. These are run jointly with our experimental colleagues. The listings for these are maintained on the Departmental seminar page.

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