TRIUMF Talks

First Results from the Majorana Demonstrator

Speaker: 
Jason Detwiler (U Washington)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-11-16 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Gravity and Entanglement

Speaker: 
Mark van Raamsdonk (UBC)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-11-09 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


The AdS/CFT correspondence from string theory provides a quantum theory of gravity in which spacetime and gravitational physics emerge from an ordinary non-gravitational quantum system with many degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will explain how quantum entanglement between these degrees of freedom is crucial for the emergence of a classical spacetime, and describe progress in understanding how spacetime dynamics (gravitation) arises from the physics of quantum entanglement.

Tests of quantum mechanics and gravitation with atom interferometry

Speaker: 
Mark Kasevich (Stanford)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-11-02 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


Recent de Broglie wave interference experiments with atoms have achieved wavepacket separations as large as 54 cm over time intervals of 2 sec. These experiments, and their impact on gravitational and quantum physics, will be discussed.

Muonium chemistry at TRIUMF -- a personal journey

Speaker: 
Paul Percival (SFU)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

20 years of pion physics at TRIUMF (and the building of a friendship with Grant Sheffer)

Speaker: 
Rinaldo Rui (INFN Trieste)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-10-19 15:00 - 16:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


(Grant Sheffer Lecture)

Coming from Trieste, a small town in Italy, a bunch of then young physicists started a long lasting collaboration with TRIUMF’s researchers and staff. After a brief introduction of the present activity within the ALICE experiment at LHC, I will describe the TRIUMF experiments on pion absorption and pion induced pion production, and the related events of a never ending friendship with Grant Sheffer.

Search for a static or oscillating electric dipole moment of the neutron at PSI

Speaker: 
Philipp Schmidt-Wellenburg (PSI)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-10-12 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Final Results from the QWeak Experiment: A search for physics beyond the Standard Model via a measurement of the proton's weak charge

Speaker: 
Michael Gericke (U Manitoba)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-09-07 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Flashes of Hidden Worlds at Colliders

Speaker: 
David Curtin (U Maryland/U Toronto)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-09-28 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
TRIUM Auditorium

NA62: how to look for Axions and Dark Photons at MeV, and how to hold the mirror up to eV Dark Matter

Speaker: 
Babette Dobrich (CERN)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-09-14 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUM Auditorium

The Ugly and the Beautiful: Versatile Uses of the 14C Bomb Peak

Speaker: 
Walter Kutschera (U Vienna)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-08-24 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUM Auditorium

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