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Fri-Sun, February 15-17, 2008

NEW The tentative schedule of talks in PDF. NEW. The full program with abstracts is available here.
Please send an e-mail to joanna AT phas.ubc.ca if you have any conflicts with the posted program (for example, are scheduled to talk before your planned arrival).

Our goal is to have a balanced program in nuclear physics (ISAC, nuclear astrophysics, etc...), particle physics (energy frontier, precision and neutrino) and particle astrophysics, including both experiment and theory. We welcome abstracts from all subfields of nuclear and particle physics.
Please see our list of confirmed invited speakers and a list of currently registered participants (as of January 22nd).

Registration will take place Friday afternoon 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

A small reception will be held Friday evening after the first session.

Saturday afternoon is free (did anyone mention skiing?).

Friday, February 15, 2008
Session 1
19:30 - 19:35
Welcoming Remarks
19:35 - 20:10
B. Davids Recent Experiments in Nuclear Astrophysics at TRIUMF
20:10 - 20:30
R. MacDonald Results of a New Muon Decay Measurement by TWIST
20:30 - 20:50
J. Bueno Progress on the final measurements from the TWIST experiment
20:50 - 21:10
S. Triambak Isospin symmetry breaking in the mass-32 system and the Standard Model
21:10 - 23:00
Saturday, February 16, 2008 (morning)
Session 2
08:30 - 09:05

P. Krieger

The ATLAS Detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider
09:05 - 09:25
G. McGregor Counting B mesons at BaBar
09:25 - 09:45
G. Kertzscher Search for Charged Higgs Boson Using the DZero Experiment
09:45 - 09:50
DNP Thesis Prize award
09:50 - 10:10
S. Turbide Electromagnetic radiation from matter under extreme conditions
Session 3
A. Chen Experiments with radioactive ion beams and the origin of galactic Aluminum-26
10:30 - 10:50
K.G. Leach Internal gamma Decay and the Superallowed Branching Ratio for the Beta+ Emitter (38m)K
10:50 - 11:10
A.A. Phillips Structure of the 4(+,3) States in (186,188)Os
11:10 - 11:30
P. Finlay Precision Branching Ratio Measurement for the Superallowed Beta+ Emitter 62Ga
11:30 - 11:50
C. Sumithrarachchi Study of Beta-delayed neutron decay of (22)N
Saturday, February 16, 2008 (evening)
Session 4
19:30 - 20:05
A. Ritz Direct and indirect detection of pseudo-degenerate WIMP dark matter
20:05 - 20:25
M. Forbes Observing Dark Matter: A ``Strange'' Proposal
20:25 - 20:45
K. Lawson Observational signatures of dark matter?
20:45 - 21:05
K. Wunderle Can profiles from N-body simulations explain structures down to globular cluster scales?
Session 5
21:25 - 22:00
D. Lunney Weighing atoms for (nuclear) physics
22:00 - 22:20
E. O'Connor Light elements in Supernovae
22:20 - 22:40
U. Hager Nuclear astrophysics with DRAGON
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Session 6
08:30 - 09:05
H. Tanaka The T2K Experiment: The Next Generation of Neutrino Oscillation Studies
09:05 - 09:25
C. Licciardi Wavelength Shifting Fibers for the T2K Fine Grained Detector
09:25 - 09:45
M. Ku Spin-Polarized Ultracold Fermions in Traps
09:45 - 10:05
J. Wong Neutron Multiplicity Discrimination Studies in DESCANT - DEuterated SCintillator Array for Neutron Array
Session 7
10:25 - 11:00
Achim Schwenk, Three-nucleon interactions and matter at the extremes
11:00 - 11:20
A. Micherdzinska The Qweak experiment as a test of the Standard Model
11:20 - 11:40
A. Olin The ALPHA Experiment at CERN: Present status
11:40 - 12:00
J. Storey Particle Detection Techniques for Antihydrogen Confinement with the ALPHA Experiment
12:00 - 12:15
Prizes and Closing Remarks