TRIUMF Talks

Low Energy Nuclear Astrophysics: Studying Stars Underground

Speaker: 
Marialuisa Aliotta (U Edinburgh)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2018-01-18 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


Unlike powerful explosive scenarios such as supernovae, novae, and X-ray bursts, quiescent stellar evolution is governed by nuclear reactions between stable nuclei that take place at the lowest thermal energies, well below the Coulomb barrier of interacting nuclei. When trying to reproduce these processes in terrestrial laboratories, we are faced with tremendous experimental challenges that require the use of dedicated setups ideally in an underground environment to maximise the probability to detect rare events.

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

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