TRIUMF Talks

Development of neutron electric dipole moment experiments at SNS and at Los Alamos

Speaker: 
Takeyasu Ito
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2015-05-22 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

 

The LCLS-II: a CW X-ray FEL upgrade to the LCLS Facility

Speaker: 
Tor Raubenheimer (SLAC)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-05-14 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

 

The LCLS-II is a CW X-ray FEL based on a 4 GeV superconducting RF linac that will upgrade the LCLS facility at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The upgrade is being constructed by a collaboration including ANL, Cornell, Fermilab, JLab, LBNL, and SLAC. The talk will describe the LCLS-II project as well as the major technical issues and R&D to address them. The talk will also describe some of the FEL R&D at the LCLS that will have a major impact on the LCLS-II capabilities.

Frontiers at the interface of astrophysics and microscopic nuclear dynamics

Speaker: 
Jeremy W. Holt (U Washington/INT)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-05-07 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

 

The Proton and the Future of Particle Physics

Speaker: 
Richard Hill (U Chicago)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-04-16 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium
Intended Audience: 
Undergraduate

The venerable proton continues to play a central role in fundamental particle physics. Neutrinos scatter from protons in neutrino oscillation experiments, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) are expected to scatter from protons in dark matter searches, and electrons or muons are bound by protons in precision atomic spectroscopy.

What in the World are those Exotic Hadrons?

Speaker: 
Stephen Godfrey (Carleton)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-04-02 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium
Intended Audience: 
Undergraduate

In the last ten years there has been an explosion of newly discovered exotic mesons that do not fit into our current understanding of QCD, the theory of the strong interactions. The speculation is that we've discovered new forms of hadronic matter; hadronic molecules, tetraquarks and mesons with excited gluonic degrees of freedom.

A Window into New Physics via Heavy Quarks

Speaker: 
Hassan Jawahery (U Maryland)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-03-12 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

The Standard Model of elementary particles and forces has had tremendous success in describing all laboratory-based observations of the properties of particles and their interactions. Yet, experimental observations and theoretical arguments point to the presence of new physics beyond the Standard Model.  These could be in the form of new particles and interactions, extra dimensions or other solutions yet to be formulated. The search for evidence of this new physics is the primary focus of research in particle physics today.

CANCELLED - Recent Results on the Higgs boson from ATLAS

Speaker: 
Oliver Stelzer-Chilton (TRIUMF and UBC)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-02-05 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

CANCELLED

To be rescheduled later.

Third generation SUSY at the LHC and Kinematic Variables for new physics searches

Speaker: 
Paul Jackson (U Adelaide)
Event Date and Time: 
Fri, 2015-01-16 11:00 - 12:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Signal events where multiple missing neutral particles are present in a final state represent challenging topologies to search for new physics at the LHC. The key to any search is the ability to separate background-like events from signal-like events. Identifying such signal-like events, and extracting their properties, is exacerbated by a lack of knowledge of the particle masses and some missing kinematic handles. In this talk we will briefly summarise the state-of-the-art of searches for third generation Supersymmetry with the ATLAS experiment.

Slow neutrons and their role to test gravity

Speaker: 
Gunther Cronenburg (TU Wien)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2015-01-19 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

Experiments in the research field of gravitation have experienced a renaissance. Modern astronomical observations clearly point to the existence of dark energy and dark matter – although their true nature and content remain a mystery. In addition, string theories provide a motivation to search for deviations from Newton’s Inverse Square Law. The compatibility of General Relativity and quantum field theories is not established. In various experiments, slow neutrons contribute to these questions.

Structure Models for Nuclear Masses and Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay

Speaker: 
Alex Brown (Michigan State)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2015-01-29 14:00 - 15:00
Location: 
TRIUMF Auditorium

The pairing contribution to the odd-even oscillations in the nuclear binding energies is considered in the framework on the nuclear shell model. Schematic and realistic Hamiltonians are used to understand the trends related to pairing and shell gaps. Detailed results are shown for the neutron-rich calcium isotopes. Observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay will show that the neutrinos are Majorana type fermions and determine their absolute mass scale.

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