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What's happening at the INT:

  INT Calendar

   :: Live at the INT: Schedule and access to INT talks online today
   :: Current Program
   :: Seminar Schedule
   :: Upcoming INT Programs and Workshops
   :: INT/Nuclear Theory Group Brown Bag Seminars
   :: INT Special Seminars
   :: UW Physics Dept. Seminars
   :: 2017 National Nuclear Physics Summer School
   :: REU Program

  INT News

   :: Map of where our RAPs, postdocs and grad students are now.
   :: Stealthy dark matter, research done at the INT by former post-doc M. Buchoff & collaborators
   :: Nuclear magnetic moments from Lattice QCD
   :: INT introduces a Wiki for program attendees to share information on childcare in Seattle - please contact INT staff for the password.

  Other News

   :: Congratulations UW Professor Emeritus David J. Thouless, 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
   :: Joseph Carlson is the 2017 recipient of the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics
   :: NRC Nuclear Physics Decadal Survey and Videos
   :: Upcoming Conferences
Recent Activity at INT:

Precision Spectroscopy of QGP Properties with Jets and Heavy Quarks (INT-17-1b)
(INT Program May 1 - June 8, 2017)

Reported by S. Bass, A. Majumder, J. Putschke, and L. Ruan
Reported on July 25, 2017
Data taken at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) since the year 2000 have shown conclusively that the high temperature phase of QCD matter is a quark- gluon plasma with the characteristics of a "nearly perfect" liquid. Read more...

Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay (INT-17-2a)
(INT Program June 13 - July 14, 2017)

Reported by J. Engel, J. Carlson and V. Cirigliano
Reported on July 28, 2017
Experimental groups worldwide are working to develop detectors that may allow the observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay in isotopes such as 76Ge, 136Xe, 130Te, and 82Se. Observation would have far reaching consequences: it would prove that lepton number is violated, demonstrate that neutrinos are Majorana particles, and provide information about the neutrino-mass generation mechanism and possibly about baryogenesis.

Lattice QCD Input for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay (INT-17-67W)
(INT Workshop July 6 - 7, 2017)

Reported by Z. Davoudi, W. Detmold, A. Nicholson and M. Savage
Reported on July 26, 2017
The discovery of a neutrinoless double-β decay of a nucleus would provide unambiguous evidence of lepton-number violation in nature, and have important implications for the nature of neutrino mass. The search for such decays is a high priority of the nuclear physics community in the US, as was highlighted in the 2015 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science. Read more...

SIGN 2017: International Workshop on the Sign Problem in QCD and Beyond (INT-17-64W)
(INT Workshop March 20 - 24, 2017)

Reported by J. Carlson, S. Chandrasekharan, K. Damle, C. Gattringer, D.B. Kaplan, U-J. Wiese
Reported on May 4, 2017
Sign problems are an important stumbling block in applying the Monte Carlo method to solve QCD at finite densities and understand nuclear matter. Sign problems also haunt several other research areas that deal with quantum many body physics, including strongly correlated electronic systems away from half filling and frustrated quantum spin models. This international conference brought together 71 physicists (45 senior researchers, 17 posdoctoral associates, 9 graduate students), interested in this broad area of research. This was the fifth in a series of conferences and the first one organized in the US. Read more...