August 29, 2022 to September 4, 2022
America/New_York timezone

Topics and Conveners

Parallel Session Topics and Convenors

(as of 8/31/21)

CIPANP Scientific Topics 2022

Physics at High Energies  


Louise Skinnari, Northeastern University

Hector de la Torre Perez, Michigan State University

Frank Petriello, Northwestern University, Argonne

  • Higgs physics
  • Collider searches for SUSY and other beyond-the-Standard-Model (BSM) physics
  • Theoretical interpretations
  • Next generation colliders – Future Circular Collider, International Linear Collider, …
  • Models of BSM physics

Precision Physics at High Intensities


Sophie Middleton, CalTech

Luchang Jin, University of Connecticut

Mark Pitt, Virginia Tech

  • Muon Physics
    • g-2
    • muon-to-electron conversion and other lepton flavor violation
    • muon capture
    • muonium studies
    • muonic Lamb shift
  • Rare meson decays
  • Weak charges of the electron and proton
  • Antihydrogen
  • Family and lepton number tests at high energies
  • Proton decay, n-nbar oscillations

Cosmic Physics and Dark Energy, Inflation, and Strong-Field Gravity


Elizabeth Krause, University of Arizona

Simone Ferraro, LBNL

Kyle Dawson, Utah

  • Cosmic microwave background and its polarization
  • Other high-precision cosmology
  • Large-scale structure formation
  • Cosmological parameters
  • Re-ionization epoch
  • Cosmologically generated gravitational waves
  • Short-range tests of gravity and new interactions
  • Astrophysical tests of general relativity
  • Inflation and baryogenesis
  • Theories of dark energy/inflation
  • Multi-verses, cyclic universes, arrow of time

Neutrino Masses and Neutrino Mixing


Lisa Kaufman, SLAC

Brian Ramson, Fermilab

Pedro Machado, Fermilab

  • Neutrino oscillations in neutrino beams and with reactor fluxes
  • Double beta decay
  • Solar and atmospheric neutrinos
  • Direct neutrino mass measurements
  • Cosmological constraints on neutrino mass
  • Neutrino flavor physics of supernovae
  • Neutrino cross section measurements 

Tests of Symmetries and the Electroweak Interaction


Jordy de Vries, University of Massachusetts

Nadia Fomin, University of Tennessee

Stephanie Roccia, Grenoble

Beatrice Franke, TRIUMF

  • CKM tests in neutron and nuclear beta decay
  • Hadronic parity violation
  • EDMs of the electron, neutron, atoms, and molecules
  • P- and T-odd neutron and nuclear beta decay correlations
  • Neutron lifetime

Dark Matter


Deborah Pinna, University of Wisconsin

Keith Bechtol, University of Wisconsin

Bjoern Penning, University of Michigan


  • Direct detection of WIMP dark matter
  • Astrophysical searches for dark matter
  • Collider searches for dark matter
  • Axions and other light dark matter candidates
  • Theories of dark matter and its interactions
  • Instrumentation

Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics


Kate Jones, University of Tennessee

Sanjay Reddy, University of Washington

Zach Meisel, Ohio University

  • Supernovae: Observations and modeling
  • Neutron stars and neutron star mergers
  • Multi-messenger astrophysics
  • Big bang nucleosynthesis
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis
  • Detection of high energy cosmic rays (IceCube, Pierre Auger, …)
  • Cosmic ray sources and acceleration mechanisms: nucleons, nuclei, electrons/positrons, gammas, neutrinos
  • Underground laboratories

Heavy Flavors and the CKM Matrix


Racha Chealb, University of British Columbia

Alejandro Vaquero, Utah

Carla, Marin Benito, CERN

  • Decays, mixings, lifetimes, and CP asymmetries of charmed and b-flavored hadrons
    QCD, Hadron Spectroscopy, and ExoticsDecays, mixings, lifetimes, and CP asymmetries of charmed and b-flavored hadrons
  • QCD calculations that aid in the determination of the CKM matrix
  • Interpretations of non-standard model effects and extensions
    • BES3, CLEO, BaBar and Belle results
    • LHC flavor physics results
    • Rare decays
    • Lattice QCD calculations of heavy quark physics
    • BSM contributions to flavor physics


QCD, Hadron Spectroscopy, and Exotics


Justin Stevens, William and Mary

Martha Constantinou, Temple University

Tomaz Skwarnicki, Syracuse University

  • Diagonal and transition form factors
  • Proton charge radius
  • Light quark meson and baryon spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy of heavy quark states
  • Models
  • Lattice QCD calculations
  • Determining hadronic properties from experimental data

Parton and Gluon Distributions in Nucleons and Nuclei


Maria Zurek, Argonne

Pia Zurita, Brookhaven

Simona Malace, Jefferson Lab

Martha Constantinou, Temple

  • Unpolarized parton distribution functions
  • Longitudinal and transverse spin structure of the nucleon
  • Generalized parton distributions
  • Nucleon spin
  • Quark-gluon correlations
  • Non-perturbative models
  • Lattice QCD calculations
  • Hadronization

Nuclear Forces and Structure, NN Correlations, and Medium Effects


Dien Nguyen, Jefferson Lab

Alessandro Lovato, Argonne

Markus Diefenthaler, Jefferson Lab

Robert Janssens, University of North Carolina

  • Polarizabilities
  • Structure functions and the Coulomb sum rule
  • EMC effect, color transparency
  • Short-range correlations
  • Nuclear forces, chiral interactions
  • Nuclear models vs. ab initio methods
  • Nuclei and nuclear forces from lattice QCD
  • Nuclei far from the valley of stability
  • Neutron-rich nuclei, nuclear matter, and the equation of state
  • Nucleon and nuclear structure for fundamental symmetries

Quark Matter and High Energy Heavy Ion Collisions


Anne Sickles, University of Illinois

Alexei Bazavov, Michigan State University

  • QCD phase diagram
  • Initial state effects
  • Correlations and fluctuations
  • Theromodynamics and hadron chemistry
  • Relations to other strongly interacting systems
  • Open heavy flavor and quarkonia
  • Jets