Elementary Particle Physics Seminar

semester, 2016


Wednesday, January 20th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, February 17th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016
Speaker: Jianming Bian, University of Minnesota
Subject: Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber for Neutrino Physics

The observation of neutrino oscillation has revolutionized neutrino physics and opened a window towards new physics. The next goal in neutrino oscillation physics is to build multiple-kiloton neutrino detectors to decisively determine CP violation in the neutrino sector and the neutrino mass hierarchy. Due to the high performance and low cost, the Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) is an exceptionally promising technique for the next generation of neutrino experiments. Many R&D efforts for LArTPC are being carried out around
the world. This talk will give an introduction to the LArTPC technology and an overview of LArTPC neutrino experiments.


Wednesday, March 9th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
Speaker: Michelle Stancari, Fermilab.
Subject: The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment: Physics program and Liquid Argon Detector Prototyping

Wednesday, March 30th 2016
Speaker: Lisa Whitehead, University of Houston
Subject: CAPTAIN experiment

Wednesday, April 6th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, April 20th 2016
Speaker: Shervin Nourbakhsh, University of Minnesota
Subject: Search for new physics in the di-photon decay channel at CMS

Numerous new physics models predict the existence of heavy resonances decaying into pairs of photons. In the harsh environment at the LHC, the di-photon decay channel is one of the cleanest experimental signatures. This talk presents a search for physics beyond the standard model in the di-photon final state at CMS, focusing on the recent results obtained using data collected during the 2015 run of the LHC.


Wednesday, April 27th 2016
Speaker: Maxim Titov, Saclay
Subject: Micro-Pattern Gas Detector Technologies for Physics Projects at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers

Improvements in detector technology often come from capitalizing on industrial progress. Advances are made with new insights; recent industrial developments in photo-lithography, microelectronics and printed circuits technique have opened the road for the production of micro-structured gaseous amplification devices: Microstrip Gas Chamber (MSGC), Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) and Micro-mesh gaseous structure (Micromegas), followed by the thick-GEM (THGEM), resistive GEM (RETGEM), Micro-Pixel Gas Chamber (μ-PIC), and an integrated readout of gaseous detectors using solid-state pixel chips (InGrid). By using a pitch size of a few hundred micrometers, MPGD systems now offer operational stability, protection against discharges, radiation hardness, high-rate capability (> 1MHz/mm2), excellent spatial resolution (~30 mm), and a time resolution down to a few-hundred pico-second range. This talk will highlight recent MPGD technology advances and address numerous MPGD applications at the Energy, Intensity and Cosmic Frontiers.


Wednesday, May 4th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016
Speaker: Maury Goodman, Argonne National Laboratory
Subject: New measurements from Double Chooz

Wednesday, September 7th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, October 12th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, October 19th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, October 26th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, November 9th 2016
To be announced.

Wednesday, November 16th 2016
Speaker: Minerba Betancourt, Fermilab
Subject: Nuclear Dependence of Quasi-Elastic Scattering at MINERvA

MINERvA is a neutrino scattering experiment to make precision measurements of cross sections and investigate nuclear effects. A precise understanding of neutrino interactions is crucial for the neutrino oscillation program. Cross sections measurements of Quasi-Elastic events on multiple nuclei (carbon, iron and lead) will be presented.


Wednesday, November 23rd 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

Wednesday, December 14th 2016
There will be no seminar this week.

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