Upcoming High Energy Theory, Relativity, and Cosmology Seminars

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Talk by Cem

Oct 19, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Judah/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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Black Holes, and Nuggets, and Blobs. Oh my! -- Andrew Long

Oct 22, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Scott Watson/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

The past few years have seen a growing interest to explore dark matter candidates that are outside of the standard WIMP paradigm. A resurgence of macroscopic dark matter candidates have brought with it a mix of whimsical names — primordial black holes, asymmetric dark matter nuggets, and dark blobs — to name a few. In general the difficulty with macro dark matter is not the observational constraints, which are typically quite sparse and weak, but rather the challenge is finding a well-motivated mechanism for producing gram-sized dark matter objects. In this talk, I will argue that “dark quark nuggets” are a generic prediction of confining, hidden-sector gauge theories. I will discuss the phenomenology of these theories, the cosmological production of dark quark nuggets, and their observational probes.

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TBA Jim Halverson/Brent Nelson

Oct 26, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

208 Physics Bldg.

Host: Scott Watson/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960

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TBA by Luke Govia

Nov 12, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Room: 202/204 Physics Bldg.

Host: Matt LaHaye. Contact: Yudaisy Salomon Sargenton - phyadmin@syr.edu

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TBA Babar Qureshi

Dec 10, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

202 Physics Bldg.

Host: Aiyalam Balachandran/ Contact: Yudaisy Salomón Sargentón, 315-443-5960