Sixth Nuclear and Particle Theory Meeting

May 15-17, 2024

Nuclear Theory for New Physics

Second Collaboration Meeting

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences invite you to the Nuclear Theory for New Physics (NTNP) collaboration meeting. The mission of the NTNP Topical Collaboration is to address outstanding theoretical questions related to the "targeted program of fundamental symmetries and neutrino research that opens new doors to physics beyond the Standard Model.” This meeting is generously sponsored by the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences and The Department of EnergyOffice of ScienceOffice of Nuclear Physics and the Office of High Energy Physics through the Neutrino Theory Network.

This initiative will also be beneficial to local post-docs and students as they will be exposed to the current research programs. The meeting will be held on the Dathrough the Neutrino Theory Network.nforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis.

Organizers: Saori Pastore and Maria Piarulli


All talks will be held in Compton 241 within the Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. The talks will be 30 minutes long with 15 minutes allocated for discussions and follow up questions.

All times are Central Daylight Time (CDT), i.e. GMT-5
All lunches and coffee breaks will be served in Compton 245


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024

8:45-9:15 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast

9:10-9:15 (day 1)

Brad Jolliff



Vincenzo Cirigliano
"Overview of the collaboration and report on the DOE review"
Alex Gnech
"Bayesian analysis of muon capture on the deuteron in chiral effective field theory"
Andrea Shindler
"An update on lattice QCD calculations of the neutron EDM"

Oleksandr Tomalak
"Effective field theory for radiative corrections to neutron decay"

Jason Bub
"Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification in EFTs"

Noemi Rocco
"Ab initio calculations of lepton-nucleus scattering"
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Zack Hall
"Non-monotonic Finite Volume Corrections to gA"

Peter Gysbers
"Electron-Positron Pair Production in Radiative Capture Reactions" (Link to slides)

Lorenzo Andreoli
"Lepton-Nucleus scattering in the STA" (Link to slides)
12:00-1:30 Lunch Lunch Closing Remarks
1:30-2:15 Maria Dawid
"One-loop analysis of beta decays in SMEFT"
Ayala Glick-Magid
"Precision beta decay" (Link to slides)

Chien-Yeah Seng
"Progress in delta_NS calculation" (Link to slides)

Garrett King
"Electroweak structure and reactions with QMC methods"
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break Coffee Break  
3:30-4:15 Wouter Dekens
"Radiative corrections to nuclear beta decays in EFT" (Link to slides)
Abraham Flores
"Preparing Quantum Monte Carlo Methods for the Next Generation of Computers"
4:15-5:00 Open Mic

Wick Haxton
"Mu-to-e Conversion" (Link to slides)

5:00-5:30   Open Mic (in the Library)  

Social Dinner
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

4465 Manchester Road


 Code of Conduct and COVID-19 Information for Washington University

We will strictly follow the WashU COVID-19 guidelines. We strongly encourage everyone to be properly vaccinated+boosted, to get COVID-testing done before coming, and to remain masked while indoors during the conference. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the registration desk. Our dorms will be requiring proof of vaccination in order to stay there.

Testing locations in the St. Louis area.


Covid-19 Protocol

Preliminary List of Participants

Lorenzo Andreoli, Washington University in St. Louis
Jason Bub, Washington University in St. Louis
Graham Chambers-Wall, Washington University in St. Louis
Vincenzo Cirigliano, Institute for Nuclear Theory
Maria Dawid, University of Washington, INT
Wouter Dekens, University of Washington
Bhupal Dev, Washington University in St. Louis
Jonathan Engel, University of North Carolina
Abraham Flores, Washington University in St. Louis
Ayala Glick-Magid, University of Washington
Alex Gnech, Old Dominion University
Peter Gysbers, FRIB
Zack Hall, UNC-CH/LBNL
Wick Haxton, UC Berkeley
Heiko Hergert, FRIB, Michigan State University
Garrett King, Washington University in St. Louis
Alessandro Lovato, Argonne National Laboratory
Anna McCoy, Argonne National Laboratory
Emanuele Mereghetti, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Colin Morningstar, Carnegie Mellon University
Sam Novario, Washington University in St. Louis
Saori Pastore, Washington University in St. Louis
Maria Piarulli, Washington University in St. Louis
Noemi Rocco, Fermilab
Chien Yeah Seng, FRIB
Andrea Shindler, RWTH - Aachen University
Oleksandr Tomalak, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Andre Walker-Loud, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Robert Wiringa, Argonne National Laboratory

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