Weekly on Friday 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, in PRB M2005


12:30 pm, Friday, Dec 15th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Indirect dark matter searches in the dwarf satellite galaxy Ursa Major II with the MAGIC Telescopes


12:30 pm, Friday, Dec 8th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. A Measurement of the Tau Neutrino Cross Section in Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations with Super-Kamiokande
  2. Energy Spectrum of Cosmic-ray Electron and Positron from 10 GeV to 3 TeV Observed with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope on the International Space Station
  3. Energy Calibration of CALET Onboard the International Space Station
  4. Pulsar Rotation Measures and Large-scale Magnetic Field Reversals in the Galactic Disk
  5. Backgrounds and pulse shape discrimination in the ArDM liquid argon TPC
  6. Design and Construction of the DEAP-3600 Dark Matter Detector
  7. Construction of KAGRA: an Underground Gravitational Wave Observatory
  8. Neutrino Oscillation Measurements Computed in Quantum Field Theory

12:30 pm, Friday, Dec 1st in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Measuring the Local Diffusion Coefficient with H.E.S.S. Observations of Very High-Energy Electrons
  2. Measurement of the Energy-Dependent Neutrino-Nucleon Cross Section Above 10 TeV Using IceCube Showers
  3. Measurement of the multi-TeV neutrino cross section with IceCube using Earth absorption
  4. Direct detection of a break in the teraelectronvolt cosmic-ray spectrum of electrons and positrons
  5. Interpretations of the DAMPE electron data
  6. A Measurement of the Tau Neutrino Cross Section in Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations with Super-Kamiokande
  7. All-flavor search for a diffuse flux of cosmic neutrinos with 9 years of ANTARES data
  8. First results on low-mass dark matter from the CRESST-III experiment
  9. Prospects to verify a possible dark matter hint in cosmic antiprotons with antideuterons and antihelium

12:30 pm, Friday, Nov 17th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Extended gamma-ray sources around pulsars constrain the origin of the positron flux at Earth
  2. GW170608: Observation of a 19-solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
  3. Search for Boosted Dark Matter Interacting With Electrons in Super-Kamiokande
  4. Millisecond pulsar origin of the Galactic center excess and extended gamma-ray emission from Andromeda - a closer look
  5. The Fermi-LAT GeV Excess Traces Stellar Mass in the Galactic Bulge
  6. The universality of the rapid neutron-capture process revealed by a possible disrupted dwarf galaxy star
  7. Photogravimagnetic assists of light sails: a mixed blessing for Breakthrough Starshot?
  8. A rapid cosmic-ray increase in BC 3372-3371 from ancient buried tree rings in China

12:30 pm, Friday, Nov 3rd in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Comment on "Characterizing the population of pulsars in the Galactic bulge with the Fermi Large Area Telescope"
  2. Robust measurement of supernova ν_e spectra with future neutrino detectors
  3. Gamma-Ray Flux from Dark Matter Near the Galactic Center
  4. GRB170817A/GW170817 is not a short gamma-ray burst, most likely an intermediate one
  5. Diffuse γ-ray emission from self-confined cosmic rays around Galactic sources
  6. Relativistic Spacecraft Propelled by Directed Energy
  7. Using gravitational-wave observations and quasi-universal relations to constrain the maximum mass of neutron stars
  8. No surviving stellar companion for Cassiopeia A
  9. Intermediate-Mass-Elements in Young Supernova Remnants Reveal Neutron Star Kicks by Asymmetric Explosions
  10. Detecting Black Hole Binaries by Gaia
  11. Time resolved 2 million year old supernova activity discovered in Earth's microfossil record
  12. The Evolution of the Type Ia Supernova Luminosity Function
  13. Imprints of neutrino-pair flavor conversions on nucleosynthesis in ejecta from neutron-star merger remnants

12:30 pm, Friday, Oct 27th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Search for post-merger gravitational waves from the remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817
  2. Inferences on Mass Composition and Tests of Hadronic Interactions from 0.3 to 100 EeV using the water-Cherenkov Detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory
  3. Examining the time dependence of DAMA's modulation amplitude
  4. Dark Matter-Neutrino Interaction in Light of Collider and Neutrino Telescope Data
  5. Fermionic Light Dark Matter particles and the New Physics of Neutron Stars
  6. Reconciling cosmic ray diffusion with Galactic magnetic field models
  7. A method for controlling the magnetic field near a superconducting boundary in the ARIADNE axion experiment
  8. The Evolution of the Type Ia Supernova Luminosity Function
  9. Conditions for Optimal Growth of Black Hole Seeds
  10. Limits on quantum gravity effects from Swift short gamma-ray bursts
  11. Radio Monitoring of the Tidal Disruption Event Swift J164449.3+573451. III. Late-time Jet Energetics and a Deviation from Equipartition

12:30 pm, Friday, Oct 20th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. GW170917 Binary neutron star merger!!!
  2. All the GW170917 papers!
  3. Time Evolution of Gamma Rays from Supernova Remnants
  4. Old but still warm: Far-UV detection of PSF B0950+08
  5. Probing The Local Environment of the Supernova Remnant HESS J1731−347 with CO and CS Observations
  6. AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies?
  7. The Origin of r-Process Elements in the Milky Way

12:30 pm, Friday, Oct 13th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. What the Milky Way's Dwarfs tell us about the Galactic Center extended excess
  2. KASCADE-Grande Limits on the Isotropic Diffuse Gamma-Ray Flux between 100 TeV and 1 EeV
  3. Probing the EBL evolution at high redshift using GRBs detected with the Fermi-LAT
  4. First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data
  5. Cosmic ray signatures of a 2-3 Myr old local supernova

12:30 pm, Friday, Oct 6th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. All-particle cosmic ray energy spectrum measured by the HAWC experiment from 10 to 500 TeV
  2. Signal Yields of keV Electronic Recoils and Their Discrimination from Nuclear Recoils in Liquid Xenon
  3. The GAPS Experiment to Search for Dark Matter using Low-energy Antimatter
  4. A multi-messenger study of the total galactic high-energy neutrino emission
  5. Constraining Galactic dark matter with gamma-ray pixel counts statistics
  6. Hydrogen-rich supernovae beyond the neutrino-driven core-collapse paradigm
  7. On The Existence of Planets Around the Pulsar PSR B0329+54

12:30 pm, Friday, Sep 29th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
    Special Talk!
    Speaker: Sumit Sarbadhicary (University of Pittsburgh, PITT PACC)

    Title: The progenitors of supernovae from Local Group stellar populations and supernova remnants


        The nature of the possible progenitor channels of thermonuclear and core-collapse supernovae (SNe) is a longstanding problem in astrophysics. A solution to this problem is to measure the distribution of timescales on which SNe occur after a brief burst of star-formation, known as the delay-time distribution (DTD). The DTD can be measured from a SN survey and a set of star-formation histories, and since any progenitor model will predict a unique delay-time, the measured DTD can directly constrain the progenitor evolution models. However, high-quality DTDs can only be measured in the Local Group galaxies where reliable star-formation history maps have been constructed from resolved stellar populations. Likewise, the abundance of well-studied supernova remnants (SNRs) can serve as ‘effective' SN surveys. I will discuss the progress made by our group towards a Local Group DTD. We have a model that can extract the SN rate from a survey of SNRs by simulating their radio visibility times and accounting for possible completeness issues. The statistical methods for calculating the DTD is being developed and tested on catalogs of various transient objects in the Magellanic Clouds. With upcoming radio SNR surveys that will exploit the unprecedented resolution and sensitivity of facilities such as the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (EVLA), we expect to measure a Local Group SN DTD with a high signal-to-noise, and relatively free from the systematic biases that affect measurements in extragalactic surveys.font>

  1. GW170814
  2. Dynamics of Quadruple Systems Composed of Two Binaries: Stars, White Dwarfs, and Implications for Ia Supernovae
  3. Detection of gamma-ray emission from a galaxy cluster with Fermi Large Area Telescope

12:30 pm, Friday, Sep 22nd in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. Determining Dark Matter properties with a XENONnT/LZ signal and LHC-Run3 mono-jet searches
  2. e+ and p¯ production in pp collisions and the cosmic-ray e+/p¯ flux ratio
  3. Study of the PeV Neutrino, γ-rays and UHECRs around The Lobes of Centaurus A
  4. Constraining the Mass and Radius of Neutron Stars in Globular Clusters
  5. Simulating Gamma-ray Emission in Star-forming Galaxies
  6. Observations of a large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 8e18 eV
  7. The Sun as a sub-GeV Dark Matter Accelerator

12:30 pm, Friday, Sep 15th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. The Galactic Isotropic γ-ray Background and Implications for Dark Matter
  2. Ultra-Low Energy Calibration of LUX Detector using 127Xe Electron Capture
  3. On the Prospects for Detecting a Net Photon Circular Polarization Produced by Decaying Dark Matter
  4. Disrupted Globular Clusters and the Gamma-Ray Excess in the Galactic Centre
  5. Gamma-ray and X-ray emission from the Galactic centre: hints on the nuclear star cluster formation history
  6. Extragalactic gamma-ray background from AGN winds and star-forming galaxies in cosmological galaxy formation models

12:30 pm, Friday, Sep 8th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. Impact of Beyond the Standard Model Physics in the Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background
  2. Neutrinos from beta processes in a presupernova: probing the isotopic evolution of a massive star
  3. Search for Bosonic Super-WIMP Interactions with the XENON100 Experiment
  4. Constraining Lorentz invariance violation using the Crab Pulsar emission observed up to TeV energies by MAGIC
  5. Improved measurement of 8B solar neutrinos with 1.5 kt y of Borexino exposure
  6. Mapping Extragalactic Dark Matter Annihilation with Galaxy Surveys: A Systematic Study of Stacked Group Searches
  7. Search for the Gamma-ray Emission from M33 with Fermi LAT
  8. LOFAR discovery of the fastest-spinning millisecond pulsar in the Galactic field
  9. Electron-Capture Isotopes could Constrain Cosmic-Ray Propagation Models
  10. Ultra-massive black hole feedback in compact galaxies

12:30 pm, Friday, Sep 1st in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Synopsis: Graphene Helps Catch Light Quanta
  2. Graphene-Based Josephson-Junction Single-Photon Detector
  3. A Search for Dark Matter Annihilation in Galaxy Groups
  4. Results from the Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment at Soudan
  5. Search for gamma-ray emission from super-luminous supernovae with the Fermi-LAT
  6. Neutrino Spectra from Nuclear Weak Interactions in sd-Shell Nuclei Under Astrophysical Conditions
  7. Impact of Beyond the Standard Model Physics in the Detection of the Cosmic Neutrino Background
  8. Neutrino luminosities and heat capacities of neutron stars in analytic form
  9. Probing the properties of the pulsar wind via studying the dispersive effects in the pulses from the pulsar companion in a double neutron-star binary system
  10. Near-Earth supernova activity during the past 35 Myr

11:30 am, Friday, Aug 25th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. First measurement of the νμ charged-current cross section without pions in the final state on a water target
  2. Sensitivity for tau neutrinos at PeV energies and beyond with the MAGIC telescopes
  3. High-Energy Neutrino Emission from Short Gamma-Ray Bursts: Prospects for Coincident Detection with Gravitational Waves
  4. Correlated Signatures of Gravitational-Wave and Neutrino Emission in Three-Dimensional General-Relativistic Core-Collapse Supernova Simulations
  5. An unusual white dwarf star may be a surviving remnant of a subluminous Type Ia supernova
  6. General-Relativistic Simulations of Four States of Accretion onto Millisecond Pulsars
  7. Strongly lensed repeating Fast Radio Bursts precisely probe the universe
  8. Local neutron star merger rate inferred from the short GRB data and GRB/GW association contributed by off-axis events
  9. Analyzing γ-rays of the Galactic Center with Deep Learning
  10. Explore the Inelastic Frontier with 79.6-day of PandaX-II Data
  11. Search for axion-like dark matter through nuclear spin precession in electric and magnetic fields
  12. Dark Photons from Nuclear Transitions

11:30 am, Friday, Aug 18th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. The Metal-Poor Stellar Halo in RAVE-TGAS and its Implications for the Velocity Distribution of Dark Matter
  2. Direct Detection of MeV-scale Dark Matter via Solar Reflection
  3. Dark matter dynamics in Abell 3827: new data consistent with standard Cold Dark Matter
  4. An algorithm for the reconstruction of neutrino-induced showers in the ANTARES neutrino telescope
  5. XMM-Newton observations of the non-thermal supernova remnant HESS J1731-347 (G353.6-0.7)
  6. Mapping the dominant regions of the phase space associated with cc¯ production relevant for the Prompt Atmospheric Neutrino Flux
  7. Is Fuzzy Dark Matter in tension with Lyman-alpha forest?
  8. COHERENT constraints on nonstandard neutrino interactions
  9. Intrinsic backgrounds from Rn and Kr in the XENON100 experiment
  10. A combined analysis of PandaX, LUX, and XENON1T experiments within the framework of dark matter effective theory
  11. Evidence for light-by-light scattering in heavy-ion collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

11:30 am, Friday, Aug 4th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Molecular Clouds as the Origin of the Fermi Gamma-Ray GeV-Excess
  2. A time-lag in solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays determined from time-resolved data collected in space
  3. Measuring the neutron star compactness and binding energy with supernova neutrinos
  4. Neutron stars at the dark matter direct detection frontier
  5. Double Bangs from New Physics in IceCube
  6. Search for solar Kaluza-Klein axion by annual modulation with the XMASS-I detector
  7. Lyman-alpha Constraints on Ultralight Scalar Dark Matter: Implications for the Early and Late Universe
  8. High-Energy Gamma Rays from the Milky Way: Three-Dimensional Spatial Models for the Cosmic-Ray and Radiation Field Densities in the Interstellar Medium

11:30 am, Friday, Jul 28th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. Search for an excess of events in the Super-Kamiokande detector in the directions of the astrophysical neutrinos reported by the IceCube Collaboration
  2. AGILE detection of a candidate gamma-ray precursor to the ICECUBE-160731 neutrino event
  3. Search for Anisotropy in the Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray Spectrum using the Telescope Array Surface Detector
  4. First results from the DEAP-3600 dark matter search with argon at SNOLAB
  5. Limits on Axion Couplings from the First 79.8-Day Data of the PandaX-II Experiment
  6. Results on MeV-scale dark matter from a gram-scale cryogenic calorimeter operated above ground
  7. On the Possibility of Fast Radio Bursts from Inside Supernovae: The Case of SN 1986J
  8. Solar and nuclear physics uncertainties in cosmic-ray propagation
  9. Production and acceleration of antinuclei in supernova shockwaves
  10. Astrophysical neutrinos flavored with Beyond the Standard Model physics

11:30 am, Friday, Jul 14th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Detecting primordial gravitational waves with circular polarization of the redshifted 21 cm line: I. Formalism
  2. Detecting primordial gravitational waves with circular polarization of the redshifted 21 cm line: II. Forecasts
  3. Constraints on Galactic Neutrino Emission with Seven Years of IceCube Data
  4. All-sky Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the O1 LIGO Data
  5. Sterile neutrino dark matter searches
  6. Relativistic protons in the Coma galaxy cluster: first gamma-ray constraints ever on turbulent reacceleration
  7. A cut-off in the TeV gamma-ray spectrum of the SNR Cassiopeia A
  8. The first all-sky view of the Milky Way stellar halo with Gaia+2MASS RR Lyrae
  9. The Higgsploding Universe
  10. IllustrisTNG
    1. First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: matter and galaxy clustering
    2. First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: the stellar mass content of groups and clusters of galaxies
    3. First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: the galaxy color bimodality
    4. First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: radio haloes and magnetic fields
    5. First results from the IllustrisTNG simulations: A tale of two elements -- chemical evolution of magnesium and europium

11:30 am, Friday, Jul 7th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. Pulsar TeV Halos Explain the TeV Excess Observed by Milagro
  2. Gravitational Microlensing During Caustic Crossings
  3. Dark matter under the microscope: Constraining compact dark matter with caustic crossing events
  4. On the spectrum of stable secondary nuclei in cosmic rays
  5. Robustness of dark matter constraints and interplay with collider searches for New Physics
  6. A Comprehensive Approach to Tau-Lepton Production by High-Energy Tau Neutrinos Propagating Through Earth
  7. A lepto-hadronic model of gamma rays from the Eta Carinae and prospects for neutrino telescopes
  8. Low-Mass Dark Matter Search with CDMSlite
  9. EBL constraints with VERITAS gamma-ray observations

11:30 am, Friday, Jun 30th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)
  1. Evidence of internal dissipation origin for the high energy prompt emission of GRB~170214A
  2. Thermal Dark Matter Below an MeV
  3. Traces of highest energy astrophysical muon and tau neutrinos in the Moon shadow
  4. Prospects for the detection of high-energy (E>25 GeV) Fermi pulsars with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
  5. High-Energy Gamma Rays and Neutrinos from Nearby Radio Galaxies
  6. Temporal Evolution of the Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglow Spectrum for an Observer: GeV--TeV Synchrotron Self-Compton Light Curve
  7. Early kinetic decoupling of dark matter: when the standard way of calculating the thermal relic density fails

11:30 am, Friday, Jun 23rd in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  

    Special Talk!
    Speaker:  Linda Cremonesi (University College London)

    Title: The secrets of oscillating neutrinos at the NOvA experiment


        Neutrino oscillations have first been observed almost 20 years ago, yet some fundamental parameters of the oscillation mechanism still need precise measurements. Do muon and tau neutrinos maximally mix? What is the neutrino mass ordering, normal or inverted? Is there CP violation in the lepton sector, and could this explain the matter/anti-matter asymmetry in the universe?

The NOvA experiment aims to answer these questions and much more. Muon neutrinos are produced at Fermilab in Illinois, and directed 810km towards Minnesota, where the disappearance of muon neutrinos and the appearance of electron neutrinos is measured. This talk will present the latest exciting results coming from the NOvA experiment!

  1. Evidence of internal dissipation origin for the high energy prompt emission of GRB~170214A
  2. First results from the NEWS-G direct dark matter search experiment at the LSM
  3. Probing decaying heavy dark matter with the 4-year IceCube HESE data
  4. The TUS detector of extreme energy cosmic rays on board the Lomonosov satellite
  5. Effects of self-generated turbulence on Galactic Cosmic Ray propagation and associated diffuse gamma-ray emission
  6. The Spatially Uniform Spectrum of the Fermi Bubbles: the Leptonic AGN Jet Scenario
  7. Universal cosmic rays energy spectrum and the mass composition at the 'ankle' and above
  8. Hydrogen Clouds from Comets 266P Christensen and P2008 Y2 (Gibbs) are Candidates for the Source of the 1977 WOW!Signal

11:30 am, Friday, Jun 9th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. High-energy cosmic ray nuclei from tidal disruption events: origin, survival, and implications
  2. First star formation in ultra-light particle dark matter cosmology
  3. Dark Matter Limits From Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies with The HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory
  4. High energy neutrinos from the Sun
  5. First all-flavour Neutrino Point-like Source Search with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope
  6. Thermal Electrons in GRB Afterglows
  7. Is there anybody out there?
  8. A self-consistent model of cosmic-ray fluxes and positron excess: Roles of nearby pulsars and a sub-dominant source population
  9. Implications of supernova remnant origin model of galactic cosmic rays on Gamma rays from young supernova remnants
  10. Constraining high-energy neutrino emission from choked jets in stripped-envelope supernovae
  11. Supernovae in compact star clusters as sources of high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos

11:30 am, Friday, May 19th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  

    Special Talk!
Juri Smirnov (INFN)

Dark Matter Bound States

I will discuss the importance of bound state formation in processes relevant for dark matter physics. Such as the relic density computation and possible late time interactions leading to a indirect detection signature. It will be argued that bound state formation is a logical continuation of Sommerfeld enhancement and can even become the dominant non-relativistic effect in certain regimes. I will discuss spectra from WIMP dark matter capture processes allowing to obtain spectroscopic information on the structure of dark matter interactions.  The talk is based on the following recent work 1702.01141.

11:30 am, Friday, May 5th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)

11:30 am, Friday, Apr 21st in PRB M2005 (Price Place)

11:30 am, Friday, Apr 7th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  

    Special Talk!
Nicholas Rodd (MIT)

Gamma-ray Constraints on Decaying Dark Matter and Implications for IceCube

Utilizing the Fermi measurement of the gamma-ray spectrum toward the inner Galaxy, I will explain how to derive some of the strongest constraints on dark matter lifetimes in the mass range from hundreds of MeV to above an EeV. The limits derived disfavour a decaying DM interpretation of the astrophysical neutrino flux observed by IceCube, and I will review why that possibility has received some attention in the literature recently.

11:30 am, Friday, Mar 24th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  

11:30 am, Friday, Mar 10th in PRB M2005 (Price Place)

11:30 am, Friday, Mar 3rd in PRB M2005 (Price Place)  
  1. The Dark Side of MSW: Solar Neutrinos as a Probe of Dark Matter-Neutrino Interactions
  2. Offsets between member galaxies and dark matter in clusters: a test with the Illustris simulation
  3. Observations of M31 and M33 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope: a galactic center excess in Andromeda?
  4. Can BL Lac emission explain the neutrinos above 0.2 PeV?
  5. Constraints on the flux of ∼(10^16−10^17.5) eV cosmic photons from the EAS-MSU muon data
  6. Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with five years of the ANTARES detector data
  7. Testing Lorentz invariance of dark matter with satellite galaxies
  8. HAWC Observations Strongly Favor Pulsar Interpretations of the Cosmic-Ray Positron Excess
  9. The nightmare scenario: measuring the stochastic gravitational-wave background from stalling massive black-hole binaries with pulsar-timing arrays
  10. Enabling Forbidden Dark Matter
  11. Why T2K should run in dominant neutrino mode to discover CP violation ?
  12. Collective neutrino oscillations and neutrino wave packets

11:30 am, Friday, Feb 24th in PRB M2005 (Price Place) 
  1. Electron train backgrounds in liquid xenon dark matter search detectors are indeed due to thermalization and trapping
  2. Nonmaximal θ23 mixing at NOvA from neutrino decoherence
  3. Extending the search for muon neutrinos coincident with gamma-ray bursts in IceCube data
  4. New constraints and discovery potential of sub-GeV dark matter with xenon detectors
  5. Distinguishing between Dirac and Majorana neutrinos in the presence of general interactions
  6. Scanning the Earth with solar neutrinos and DUNE
  7. Multiwavelength follow-up of a rare IceCube neutrino multiplet
  8. Search for right-handed neutrinos from dark matter annihilation with gamma-rays

11:30 am, Friday, Feb 3rd in PRB M2005 (Price Place) 
  1. Secondary Cosmic Positrons in an Inhomogeneous Diffusion Model
  2. for the 3.5 keV Line in the Deep Fields with Chandra: the 10 Ms observations
  3. Closing in on Resonantly Produced Sterile Neutrino Dark Matter
  4. First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO
  5. Muon Beam Experiments to Probe the Dark Sector
  6. Probing Left-Right Seesaw using Beam Polarization at an e+e− Collider
  7. Unveiling ν secrets with cosmological data: neutrino masses and mass hierarchy
  8. Constraining Secluded Dark Matter models with the public data from the 79-string IceCube search for dark matter in the Sun
  9. 2013-2016 review: HE Neutrino and UHECR Astronomy?
  10. Ultrahigh energy cosmic ray nuclei from remnants of dead quasars

11:30 am, Friday, Jan 27th in PRB M2005 (Price Place) 

    Special Talk!
Oindree Banerjee (OSU)

11:30 am, Friday, Jan 20th in PRB M2005 (Price Place) 

    Special Talk!
Evan Grohs (U. of Michigan)

Big bang nucleosynthesis in neutrino cosmology

Cosmic microwave background Stage-IV experiments and thirty-meter-class telescopes will come online in the next decade.  The convolution of these data sets will provide on order 1% precision for observables related to neutrino cosmology.  Beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics could manifest itself in slight deviations from the standard predictions of quantities such as the neutrino energy density and the primordial abundances from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN).  In this talk, I will argue for the need for precise and accurate numerical calculations of BBN.  I will first show the detailed evolution of the neutrino spectra as they go out of equilibrium with the plasma.  The spectra are important in changing the ratio of neutrons to protons. I will show how sensitive the primordial mass fraction of helium is to the weak interaction rates which evolve the neutron-to-proton ratio.  Finally, I will present an example of how BSM physics can affect BBN by instituting an asymmetry between neutrinos and antineutrinos, commonly characterized by a lepton number.