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Nuclear and Particle Physics Colloquia

Mondays ~ Refreshments 3:30pm Talk: 4:00pm ~ Kolker Room, 26-414

 

Committee:
William Detmold, Chair ~ Mike Williams ~ Lindley Winslow

 

Colloquia Archives

 

February 13, 2017

hosted by: Jesse Thaler

Yuval Grossman, Cornell University

Polarization

Abstract: Determining polarization of particles is an important tool to probe the Dirac structure of couplings. I will discuss several ideas of how to probe polarization in cases where the traditional methods do not work, in particular, how to measure b quark polarization in high energy processes and the photon polarization in
two body decays.

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



February 20, 2017



Presidents' Day Holiday

 



February 27, 2017

hosted by:  Will Detmold


Joe Carlson, Los Alamos National Lab

TBA

Abstract: TBA

 

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



March 6, 2017

hosted by: n/a


Anna Frebel, MIT

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



March 13, 2017

hosted by: Or Hen

John Behr, University of British Columbia

Beta-decay correlations with laser-trapped 37K in the LHC era

Abstract: We have measured the beta asymmetry with respect to the nuclear spin in 37K decay to be -0.5706+-0.0018. Ours is the most accurate beta asymmetry measurement in any nucleus or the neutron, and is in agreement with the Standard Model of particle physics. I will show our constraints on beyond-Standard Model physics complementary to other beta decay measurements. I will also describe our planned improvements to our laser-cooled atom trap techniques, including measurement of the asymmetry of the low-energy nuclear recoils. We hope to reach accuracy sufficient to complement pion decay and high-energy experiments, probing coupling strengths of possible new bosons to first-generation particles.

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)

 



March 20, 2017

hosted by: TBA

TBA

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



March 27, 2017



SPRING BREAK

No talk this week



April 3, 2017

hosted by: Will Detmold


Martha Constantinou, Temple University

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



April 10, 2017

hosted by: Jesse Thaler


Chris Rogan, Harvard University

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



April 17, 2017



PATRIOTS DAY

No talk this week



April 24, 2017

hosted by: Lindley Winslow


TBA

TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)

 



May 1, 2017

hosted by: Jesse Thaler

Henriette Elvang, University of Michigan

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



May 8, 2017

hosted by: TBA

Cynthia Keppel, Jefferson Lab

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)



May 15, 2017

hosted by: Mike Williams



Mike Williams, MIT

TBA

Abstract: TBA

time:    4:00 p.m.
place:   Kolker Room (26-414)

(refreshments at 3:30 p.m.)