TRIUMF Talks

A tabletop-scale probe for TeV physics: the electric dipole moment of the electron

Speaker: 
David DeMille (Yale University)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-10-18 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Physics of Superheavy Nuclei

Speaker: 
Rod Clark (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-10-04 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Significant Excess of Electron-Like Events in MiniBooNE

Speaker: 
Bill Louis (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 2018-10-10 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Exploring Symmetry Violations with Free Neutrons

Speaker: 
Brad Filippone (Caltech)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


Symmetry principles are basic tenets for our theory of fundamental interactions. While they have been essential in building the theory, it is in their violations were major breakthroughs have often occurred. We will discuss how searches for symmetry violations can play a key role in elucidating the details of the fundamental forces.  We will focus on the role of past and future precision measurements using free neutrons.

Electromagenetic Probes of Nuclei

Speaker: 
Mirko Miorelli (TRIUMF)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-09-06 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


Electromagnetic probes represent a fundamental tool to study nuclear structure and dynamics. The perturbative nature of the electromagnetic interaction allows for a clean connection between calculated nuclear structure properties and measured cross sections. Ab initio methods

An introduction to quantum computing and resource estimation

Speaker: 
Olivia Di Matteo (U Waterloo/Institute for Quantum Computing)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-08-30 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


The field of quantum computing has grown rapidly over the last decade. Physical systems with high double-digit numbers of qubits are expected within the coming year. As the machines continue to grow in size, they will be able to run increasingly sophisticated quantum algorithms. Some of these algorithms, such as Shor's factoring algorithm, will have serious repercussions on parts of our cryptographic infrastructure. This leads to an important question: how big of a quantum computer do we need to run an algorithm? To do so fault-tolerantly? Moreover, how long will it take?

Gamma-ray lines from nuclei in cosmic sites

Speaker: 
Roland Diehl (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Garching)
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2018-08-24 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Chirality in nuclei: new achievements and perspectives

Speaker: 
Costel Petrache (Université de Paris Sud)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-06-21 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Project 8: A frequency-based approach to measure the absolute neutrino mass scale

Speaker: 
Martin Fertl (U Washington)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-05-17 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

The 10ps TOFPET Challenge, Myth or Reality

Speaker: 
Paul Lecoq (CERN)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2018-05-07 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

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