The Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT)
will host a threeweek course July 927, 2018. The course is part of the TALENT initiative ("Training in Advanced LowEnergy Nuclear Theory") to develop a comprehensive program for training in lowenergy nuclear theory (http://www.nucleartalent.org).
This course will introduce students to the exciting physics of fundamental symmetry tests and neutrino studies in nuclear physics, including implications for both the Standard Model and possible physics beyond the Standard Model. They primary objectives are:
 Helping students and early postdocs become aware of the open challenges in fundamental symmetries and neutrinos and the broader context in which they reside.
 Provide an introduction to some of the relevant theoretical methods for students whose interest may be piqued by the relevant open problems.
 Enable students to develop appreciation for the questions this subfield seeks to address, the motivation for the significant experimental efforts underway, and the crossdisciplinary nature of this research.
Application Process:
 The
course is intended for students who have already completed graduate
level courses in quantum mechanics. We plan to admit approximately 25 students.
 Only online applications will be considered. To apply go to: "TALENT 2018 Application"
 The application deadline is March 15, 2018.
Venue: Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Financial Support:
We will provide room and board for all accepted students.
Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms in the University
dormitory and will receive meal cards to cover 2 meals a day on campus.
Course Outline:
Primary lecturers:
 Vincenzo Cirigliano
 Michael RamseyMusolf
Guest Seminar Speakers:
Topics:
 Overview, review of the Standard Model, open problems with the Standard Model and introduction to effective operators
 Neutrino phenomenology
 Lepton number violation & neutrinoless double beta decay; introduction to out of equilibrium field theory
 Cosmological & astroparticle connections: leptogenesis, neutrinos and the CMB; quantum Boltzmann equations for leptogenesis
 Neutrino model building & experimental horizons
 CPV within and beyond the Standard Model; introduction to EDMs, CPV in kaon and Bmeson physics; effective operators and their renormalization group evolution
 The short distance physics of EDMs & matching onto effective operators; PecceiQuinn symmetry & axions
 CPV at the hadronic scale; nucleon EDMs in chiral perturbation theory and lattice QCD
 The manybody physics of EDMs; atomic EDMs & the Schiff moment
 Interfrontier connections: electroweak baryogenesis; highenergy probes; finiteT & nonequilibrium field theory continued
 Precision tests phenomenology (low and highenergy); introduction to electroweak radiative corrections
 Neutral current tests: Zpole studies, parityviolating electron scattering; hadronic & nuclear form factors; electroweak radiative corrections & the running weak mixing angle; oblique parameters
 Charged current tests: muondecay, piondecay, & betadecay; CKM unitarity tests;
 Muon g2 & charged lepton flavor violation; dispersion relations & hadronic vacuum polarization
 Hadronic parityviolation; dark photons; equivalence principle tests
Sponsors
Financial support for this TALENT course is provided by the Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT), US Department of Energy (DOE), Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

