University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Elementary Particle Physics Seminar

semester, 2009

Tuesday, February 10th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Niki Saoulidou , Fermi National Lab
Subject: Fermilab long baseline n oscillation experiments: From MINOS to NOvA and Beyond
Dr. Saoulidou is an experimental particle physics faculty candidate
Tuesday, February 17th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Eusebi, Fermilab
Subject: Searching for experimental evidence on the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Mithat Unsal, Stanford University
Subject: On dualities and (de)confinement in gauge theories and spin systems.
Tuesday, February 24th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Dr. Toyoko Orimoto, Caltech
Subject: Photon Physics with the CMS Detector
Dr. Toyoko Orimoto is a particle experiment faculty candidate.
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009
Speaker: Dr. Chunhui Chen, SLAC
Subject: The Measurement of CP Violation Parameter Beta and Search for the New Physics from Babar Experiment
Dr. Chunhui Chen is an experimental particle faculty candidate.
Tuesday, May 12th 2009
2:30 pm:
No seminar this week. Finals week.
Tuesday, September 8th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Jaroslaw Nowak, Louisiana State University
Subject: Pion production in the neutrino induced interactions
Dr. Nowak is a candidate for a postdoc position with HEP group.
Tuesday, September 15th 2009
2:30 pm:
Organizational meeting
Tuesday, September 22nd 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Ian Shipsey, Purdue University
Subject: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Tuesday, September 29th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Dan Cronin-Hennessy, University of Minnesota
Subject: Status of the BESIII Experiment
Tuesday, October 6th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Pete Zweber, University of Minnesota
Subject: D and Ds Semileptonic Decays at CLEO-c
Tuesday, October 13th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Bryan Dahmes, University of Minnesota
Subject: Prospects for Selected New Phenomena Searches with Early LHC Data
Tuesday, October 20th 2009
2:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, October 27th 2009
2:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, November 3rd 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Jason Haupt, University of Minnesota
Subject: A differential cross-section measurement of the Z boson decay into two electrons as a function of Z rapidity
Tuesday, November 10th 2009
2:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, November 17th 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Zeb Krahn, University of Minnesota
Subject: "The NOvA Project: Experimental Status"
Tuesday, November 24th 2009
2:30 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Tuesday, December 1st 2009
2:30 pm:
Speaker: Michael Ehrlichman, Cornell University
Subject: A New Platform for Accelerator-Based X-Ray Science
Tuesday, December 8th 2009
2:30 pm:
The seminar will be held on Friday, this week only.
Friday, December 11th 2009
Speaker: John Kwong, Princeton University
Subject: Scintillation Pulse Shape Discrimination in a Two-Phase Xenon Time Projection Chamber
Mr. Kwong is a candidate for the experimental neutrino physics post-doc position.
Tuesday, December 15th 2009
2:30 pm:
The seminar has been canceled. Prof. Rusack will give a special School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Wednesday.
Friday, December 18th 2009
Speaker: Oleg Kamaev, University of Minnesota
Subject: New results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment

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