HCAAO Get-together Dinner 2018

We cordially invite you to attend the HCAAO annual dinner, featuring special guest lecture “Novel Directions in the Search for New Physics” by Dr. Asimina Arvanitaki of the Perimeter Institute.

Date: November 24, 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Faculty Club – University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Cost: $85 with cash bar

To purchase tickets, visit: https://hcaaodinner.bpt.me

More about the talk
Title: Novel Directions in the Search for New Physics
Abstract: The Standard Model has been successful in describing phenomena that
we observe from galactic down to subatomic scales. Nevertheless, it is
not complete. The extreme weakness of gravity or the nature of Dark Matter
are examples of puzzles that suggest the presence of new physics.
Traditionally, we look for answers at colliders. In the last few years, we
realized some of these answers may come from black holes or from
precision experiments that look for the tiny signals with which new
physics may manifest itself.

About the speaker
Asimina Arvanitaki (PhD Stanford University, 2008) is the Stavros
Niarchos Foundation Aristarchos Chair in Theoretical Physics
at Perimeter Institute, where she has been a faculty member since 2014.
Arvanitaki is a particle physicist who specializes in designing
new experiments to test fundamental theories beyond the Standard Model.
These experiments rely on the latest developments in metrology,
such as atomic clocks, and the optical trapping and cooling
of macroscopic objects. She has also shown that
astrophysical black holes can probe the presence of ultra-light
particles through the effect of black hole superradiance.
In 2016, she received the New Horizons Prize in Fundamental Physics
from the Breakthrough Foundation.