David Schaich

Department of Physics                          
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244
Office: 359 Physics Building
+1 315 415-3277
Skype: daschaich

Curriculum Vitae (last modified 1 August 2016)

Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical particle physics at Syracuse University. Originally from the Detroit area, I graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College in 2006 with majors in physics, history, and mathematics, completed my PhD at Boston University in 2011, and spent two years as a postdoc at the University of Colorado Boulder. I have worked for shorter periods at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (2016 & 2015); the Humboldt University of Berlin (2015); the Aspen Center for Physics (2015 & 2013); the National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Taipei (2011); Lawrence Livermore National Lab (2010); and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (2005). In addition to these institutions I have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Council of Taiwan.

Research

I use high-performance computing to gain insight into strongly interacting quantum field theories, primarily in the context of high-energy physics beyond the standard model (BSM). I employ lattice gauge theory, a non-perturbative framework that enables first-principles investigations of strongly coupled systems. Making use of lattice regularization as a broadly applicable tool, I address questions that are important both theoretically and with respect to BSM phenomenology, going beyond the relatively well understood case of QCD.

Current focuses of my work include investigations of supersymmetric lattice field theories and composite Higgs models. This technical summary provides more information for experts. For non-experts I have also written a non-technical description of my research, currently somewhat out of date.

Recent publications and preprints [complete list, INSPIRE, arXiv, Google]

Refereed journal articles

  1. Strongly interacting dynamics and the search for new physics at the LHC
    LSD Collaboration: Thomas Appelquist, Richard C. Brower, George T. Fleming, Anna Hasenfratz, Xiao-Yong Jin, Joe Kiskis, Ethan T. Neil, James C. Osborn, Claudio Rebbi, Enrico Rinaldi, David Schaich, Pavlos Vranas, Evan Weinberg, Oliver Witzel
    Physical Review D 93:114514 (2016) [arXiv:1601.04027, INSPIRE]

  2. Detecting Stealth Dark Matter Directly through Electromagnetic Polarizability
    LSD Collaboration: Thomas Appelquist, Evan Berkowitz, Richard C. Brower, Michael I. Buchoff, George T. Fleming, Xiao-Yong Jin, Joe Kiskis, Graham D. Kribs, Ethan T. Neil, James C. Osborn, Claudio Rebbi, Enrico Rinaldi, David Schaich, Chris Schroeder, Sergey Syritsyn, Pavlos Vranas, Evan Weinberg and Oliver Witzel
    Physical Review Letters 115:171803 (2015, Editors' Suggestion) [arXiv:1503.04205, INSPIRE]

  3. Stealth dark matter: Dark scalar baryons through the Higgs portal
    LSD Collaboration: Thomas Appelquist, Richard C. Brower, Michael I. Buchoff, George T. Fleming, Xiao-Yong Jin, Joe Kiskis, Graham D. Kribs, Ethan T. Neil, James C. Osborn, Claudio Rebbi, Enrico Rinaldi, David Schaich, Chris Schroeder, Sergey Syritsyn, Pavlos Vranas, Evan Weinberg and Oliver Witzel
    Physical Review D 92:075030 (2015, Editors' Suggestion) [arXiv:1503.04203, INSPIRE]

  4. Lifting flat directions in lattice supersymmetry
    Simon Catterall and David Schaich
    Journal of High Energy Physics 1507:057 (2015) [arXiv:1505.03135, INSPIRE]

  5. Nonperturbative beta function of eight-flavor SU(3) gauge theory
    Anna Hasenfratz, David Schaich and Aarti Veernala
    Journal of High Energy Physics 1506:143 (2015) [arXiv:1410.5886, INSPIRE]

  6. Parallel software for lattice N=4 supersymmetric Yang--Mills theory
    David Schaich and Thomas DeGrand
    Computer Physics Communications 190:200–212 (2015) [arXiv:1410.6971, INSPIRE]

  7. Lattice simulations with eight flavors of domain wall fermions in SU(3) gauge theory
    LSD Collaboration: Thomas Appelquist, Richard C. Brower, George T. Fleming, Joe Kiskis, Meifeng Lin, Ethan T. Neil, James C. Osborn, Claudio Rebbi, Enrico Rinaldi, David Schaich, Chris Schroeder, Sergey Syritsyn, Gennady Voronov, Pavlos Vranas, Evan Weinberg and Oliver Witzel
    Physical Review D 90:114502 (2014) [arXiv:1405.4752, INSPIRE]

  8. N=4 supersymmetry on a space-time lattice
    Simon Catterall, Poul H. Damgaard, Thomas DeGrand, Joel Giedt and David Schaich
    Physical Review D 90:065013 (2014) [arXiv:1405.0644, INSPIRE]

  9. Finite size scaling of conformal theories in the presence of a near-marginal operator
    Anqi Cheng, Anna Hasenfratz, Yuzhi Liu, Gregory Petropoulos and David Schaich
    Physical Review D 90:014509 (2014) [arXiv:1401.0195, INSPIRE]

Conference proceedings

  1. Aspects of lattice N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills
    David Schaich
    Proceedings of Science LATTICE 2015:242 (2015) [arXiv:1512.01137, INSPIRE]

  2. Maximally supersymmetric Yang–Mills on the lattice
    David Schaich and Simon Catterall
    Origin of Mass and Strong Coupling Gauge Theories (2015) [arXiv:1508.00884, INSPIRE]

  3. Finite-temperature study of eight-flavor SU(3) gauge theory
    David Schaich, Anna Hasenfratz and Enrico Rinaldi for the Lattice Strong Dynamics (LSD) Collaboration
    Origin of Mass and Strong Coupling Gauge Theories (2015) [arXiv:1506.08791, INSPIRE]

Recent presentations [complete list, map]

Invited talks

  1. Physics Out Of The Box: The impact of lattice gauge theory, University of Glasgow, 18 April 2016

  2. Composite dark matter and the role of lattice field theory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Colloquium, 17 February 2016

  3. Maximally supersymmetric Yang–Mills on the lattice, Friedrich Schiller University Jena Quantum Theory Seminar, 17 December 2015

  4. Electroweak Phenomenology and Lattice Strong Dynamics, Humboldt / DESY Lattice Seminar, 23 November 2015

  5. N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills on a space-time lattice, Humboldt University QFT / String Seminar, 18 November 2015

  6. Physics Out Of The Box: The impact of lattice gauge theory and advanced computing, Stony Brook University Nuclear Theory Seminar, 13 November 2015

  7. Physics Out Of The Box: The impact of lattice gauge theory and large-scale computing, Michigan State University High Energy Physics Seminar, 3 November 2015

  8. Lattice Gauge Theory for N=4 Super Yang--Mills, Lattice Gauge Theory for the LHC and Beyond, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, 16 September 2015 [recording]

  9. Lattice gauge theory for composite Higgs, 23rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Lake Tahoe, CA, 28 August 2015

Contributed talks

  1. Latest results from lattice N=4 super Yang–Mills, Lattice 2016, Southampton, England, 26 July 2016

  2. N=4 super Yang–Mills on a space-time lattice, 23rd International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions, Lake Tahoe, CA, 25 August 2015

  3. New results from lattice N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills, Lattice 2015, Kobe, Japan, 18 July 2015



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