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July 2022

Samir Gambhir and Stephen Menendian, UCB – The Inclusiveness Index

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
50A-5132 (Sessler Conference Room), 50A-5132 + Google Map

The Physics IDEA Committee has invited Samir Gambhir, Director of the Equity Metrics Program, and Stephen Menendian, Assistant Director, members of the Othering & Belonging Institute, University of California, Berkeley, will present their findings on the Inclusiveness Index. They have ranked every US state (and 133 countries) by their levels of inclusion. The Inclusiveness Index examines inclusivity in terms of race, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, and disability, among other social groups using several measures. These include outgroup violence; political …

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August 2022

David Dunsky (LBNL) “Dark Radiation Constraints on Heavy QCD Axion Theories”

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
50A-5132 (Sessler Conference Room), 50A-5132 + Google Map

Abstract: The explicit breaking of the PQ symmetry by higher dimensional operators can spoil the dynamical relaxation of the strong CP angle to its minimum of zero. One solution to this PQ “quality problem” is to introduce heavy QCD axions. Such axions acquire a mass from physics occurring far above the QCD scale and possess a potential more robust to corrections from higher dimensional PQ breaking operators. However, in much of the (m_a, f_a) plane, heavy QCD axions can generate …

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