TRIUMF Talks

Who Has Seen The WIMP? Neither You Nor I

Speaker: 
Daniel McKinsey (UC Berkeley)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-02-02 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

When the universe was hot and sticky: Characterizing the quark-gluon plasma

Speaker: 
Charles Gale (McGill)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2017-01-19 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


The phase diagram of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD, the theory of the strong interaction) is only poorly known. There are currently vibrant experimental and theoretical programs that concentrate on the production, study, and characterization of the quark-gluon plasma: a fundamental state of matter that existed a few microseconds after the Big Bang. I will describe the theoretical aspects of this endeavour, and highlight some of the surprises uncovered along the way.

Next questions in neutrino physics and the NOvA and DUNE experiments

Speaker: 
Ryan Patterson (Caltech)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-12-15 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

New Directions in Searching for the Dark Universe

Speaker: 
Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-12-01 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

EXO - Searching for a Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay

Speaker: 
Thomas Brunner (McGill)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-11-24 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Ion Traps for Astrophysics: Where no trap has gone before

Speaker: 
Jason Clark (Argonne)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-11-17 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Wakefield Acceleration: Reaching Beyond the Giga-electron-volt-per-meter Frontier

Speaker: 
James Rosenzweig (UCLA)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-11-03 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

PIENU: a high-precision measurement of the pion branching ratio

Speaker: 
Tristan Sullivan (UBC/TRIUMF)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2016-10-31 15:30 - 16:30
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Nuclear physics experiments at Institut Laue-Langevin

Speaker: 
Ulli Koester (ILL Grenoble)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-10-27 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Partial Dynamical Symmetries and Rotation-Vibration Interactions in deformed nuclei and notes on the dangers of statistical tests of nuclear models

Speaker: 
Richard Casten (Yale)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2016-10-20 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium


A) Partial Dynamical Symmetries and Rotation-Vibration Interactions in deformed nuclei Traditionally, B(E2) transitions in deformed nuclei have been interpreted in terms of the Alaga rules and bandmixing. Recently a new approach, called Partial Dynamical Symmetries, apparently based on entirely different physics ideas, has been shown to work quite well also. These results will be introduced and shown, along with a very simple derivation that relates the two models to each other.

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