Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar-Past Seminars

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20160902 Sept. 2, 2016 New Constraints on Sterile Neutrino Oscillations from MINOS, Daya Bay, and Bugey-3 Adam Aurisano, U. of Cincinnati; En-Chuan Huang, LANL and U. of Illinois slides
20160909 Sept. 9, 2016 Shocks in the early universe and gravitational waves (in conjunction with Simplicity II) Neil Turok, Perimeter Institute Simplicity II
20160916 Sept. 16, 2016 Recent SUSY results from CMS Frank Golf, UC Santa Barbara slides
20160923 Sept. 23, 2016 Results from an Accelerator-Produced Dark Matter Search at MiniBooNE Tyler Thornton, Indiana U. Slides
20160930 Sept. 30, 2016 ATLAS Searches for Z' and W' Gauge Bosons decaying to leptons Daniel Hayden, Michigan State Slides
20161007 Oct. 7, 2016 Nuclear Dependence of Quasi-Elastic Scattering at MINERvA Minerba Betancourt, Fermilab Slides
20161014 Oct. 14, 2016 Dark Matter Searches at CMS Dmytro Kovalskyi, MIT
20161021 Oct. 21, 2016 Searching for Light Dark Matter with DASEL: Why and How? Philip Schuster, SLAC video
20161028 Oct. 28, 2016 Physics Studies for the HL-LHC, updates from ECFA 2016 Meenakshi Narain, Brown U.
20161104 Nov. 4, 2016 First-Generation Holometer Results: Constraints on the Exotic Shearing of Space-Time Jon Richardson, University of Chicago Roni Harnik
20161111 Nov. 11, 2016 Neutrino oscillation results from T2K Christophe Bronner, Kavli IPMU video
20161118 Nov. 18, 2016 Dibosons in CMS - Candles of SM and a Path to New Physics Rafael Coelho Lopes De Sa, Fermilab Slides
20161125 Nov. 25, 2016 Happy Thanksgiving! No seminar
20161202 Dec. 2, 2016 Diboson Resonance Searches at ATLAS Ayana Arce, Duke Note: The Wine and Cheese reception was rescheduled to 5 pm. Seminar time unchanged.
20161209 Dec. 9, 2016 Resolving the Structure of New Physics: Tools for Discovery at the LHC Justin Pilot, UC Davis Slides
20161216 Dec. 16, 2016 The MEG experiment: latest results and future plans Donato Nicolo, INFN
20161223 Dec. 23, 2016 Happy Holidays! No seminar
20170113 Jan. 13, 2017 Legacy top quark properties with full Tevatron data set Viatcheslav Sharyy, CEA Saclay Slides
20170120 Jan. 20, 2017 Electroweak Results from ATLAS Jake Searcy, U. of Michigan Slides
20170203 Feb. 3, 2017 Demystifying Nature Leonie Mueck, Senior editor, Nature Magazine, Physics
20170210 Feb. 10, 2017 CMS Run I: Towards a Precision Measurement of the Top Quark Mass Stephen Wimpenny, UC Riverside Slides
20170217 Feb. 17, 2017 Characterization of the Milky Way Dwarf Galaxies from DES Ting Li, Fermilab Slides
20170224 Feb. 24, 2017 Deployment of SPT 3G Brad Benson, Fermilab Slides
20170303 March 3, 2017 From Exclusive to Inclusive and Back Again: the most elastic interactions of neutrinos at MINERvA Dan Ruterbories, University of Rochester slides
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20170310 March 10, 2017 The REDTOP Experiment: Rare Eta Decays with a TPC for Optical Photons Corrado Gatto, INFN, Napoli The η meson is almost unique in the particle universe since it is a Goldstone boson and the dynamics of its decay are strongly constrained.  Because the eta has no charge, decays that violate conservation laws can occur without interfering with a corresponding current. The integrated eta meson samples collected in earlier experiments have been less than... More » slides
20170317 March 17, 2017 Using Type Ia Supernovae To Measure The Hubble Constant and Dark Energy Dan Scolnic, University of Chicago Type Ia Supernovae continue to prove to be an incredibly useful tool to measure cosmic distances.  They are a critical pillar in the measurement of the local value of the Hubble constant, which has now been shown to be in over 3-sigma tension with the inferred value of the Hubble constant from measurements of the... More »
20170331 March 31, 2017 LDRD-fest Fermilab LDRD Speakers Daniel Bowring, Dielectric Tuning of Cavities Bob Zwaska, Sinuous Target Angela Fava, Liquid Argon Charge Amplification Device Javier Tiffenberg, Low Energy Threshold Particle Detector
20170407 April 7, 2017 Delensing CMB B-modes: results from SPT Alessandro Manzotti, U. of Chicago
20170414 April 14, 2017 Dark Matter Search Results from the PICO-60 C₃F₈ Bubble Chamber Daniel Baxter, Northwestern U. slides
20170421 April 21, 2017 Winter 2017 Results from CMS Jim Hirschauer, Fermilab slides
20170428 April 28, 2017 Tevatron 2017 Winter Results Peter Garbincius, Fermilab pdf
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20170505 May 5, 2017 New results on sterile neutrino oscillations from MINOS+ Jacob Todd, U. of Cincinnati
20170512 May 12, 2017 DES Cosmic Shear Results Michael Troxel, Ohio State University video
20170519 May 19, 2017 Measurement of the evolution of the reactor antineutrino flux and spectrum at Daya Bay David Martinez, IIT
20170526 May 26, 2017 Extending the physics reach of the HL-LHC with precision timing capabilities in CMS Joshua Bendavid, Caltech slides
20170609 June 9, 2017 User's Meeting Week. Happy 50th Anniversary!
20170616 June 16, 2017 The Exciting Journey Ahead at the LHC (a theorist's perspective) Zhen Liu, Fermilab
20170630 June 30, 2017 First search for inclusive Higgs boson production using the H->bb decay with CMS Caterina Vernieri, Fermilab slides
20170707 July 7, 2017 Measurement of charged-current single neutral pion production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA Ozgur Altinok, Tufts University
20170714 July 14, 2017 DES Cosmology Results Scott Dodelson, Fermilab
20170728 July 28, 2017 Results from MicroBooNE’s First Year of Operations Corey Adams, Harvard U.
20170811 Aug. 11, 2017 The Rroton Radius Puzzle and its Lessons for Neutrino Physics Gil Paz, Wayne State U.
20170818 Aug. 18, 2017 The protoDUNE Detectors - Status and Progress Thomas Kutter, LSU slides
20170825 Aug. 25, 2017 2017 Startup and Highlights from Recent CMS Analyses Rachel Yohay, Florida State U. Slides
20170901 Sept. 1, 2017 Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering by COHERENT Kate Scholberg, Duke Coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) is a process in which a neutrino scatters off an entire nucleus at low momentum transfer, and for which the observable signature is a low-energy nuclear recoil.  It represents a background for direct dark matter detection experiments, as well as a possible signal for astrophysical neutrinos.  Furthermore, because the process... More » slides
20170908 Sept. 8, 2017 MilliQan: Searching for millicharge particles at LHC Andy Haas, NYU slides
20170929 Sept. 29, 2017 Light dark sectors vs Fermilab experiments Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute and Victoria
20171006 Oct. 6, 2017 Recent CMS Results on Top Physics Francisco Yumiceva, Florida Institute of Technology
20171013 Oct. 13, 2017 Search for 3rd generation squarks & Cornering natural SUSY at ATLAS Keisuke Yoshihara, U. of Pennsylvania
20171020 Oct. 20, 2017 Observation of a Gravitational Wave Emitting Neutron Star Merger with the Dark Energy Camera Marcelle Soares Santos, Brandeis U. Roni Harnik video and slides
20171027 Oct. 27, 2017 Searches for Vector-Like Quarks with ATLAS Joe Haley, Oklahoma State U. slides
20171103 Nov. 3, 2017 Multinucleon Effects in Antineutrino Scattering at MINERvA Richard Gran, U. of Minnesota-Duluth video and slides
20171110 Nov. 10, 2017 Electroweakly produced new physics with CMS: new intensity frontier at the LHC Lesya Shchutska, ETH Zurich slides
20171124 Nov. 24, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving
20171201 Dec. 1, 2017 First measurements of neutrino-induced π⁰ production cross sections in the NOvA Near Detector Duyang Hongyue, U. of South Carolina; Daniel Pershey, Cal Tech video
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20171208 Dec. 8, 2017 Searching for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the LHCb Experiment Michael Williams, MIT
20171215 Dec. 15, 2017 Evidence for associated Higgs—>bb production at CMS Christopher Palmer, Princeton
20180112 Jan. 12, 2018 Latest Neutrino Oscillation Results from NOvA Alexander Radovic, William and Mary Slides
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20180202 Feb. 2, 2018 Cosmological Parameter Constraints from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova Program Three Year Spectroscopic Sample Dillon Brout, U Penn Type Ia Supernovae remain a crucial probe in the race to measure properties of Dark Energy as they trace a wide range of the expansion history of the universe and provide complementary constraints on cosmological parameters to those of the cosmic microwave background, weak lensing, baryon acoustic oscillations, and galaxy clustering. The Dark Energy Survey... More »
20180209 Feb. 9, 2018 Revealing the Unique Nature of Neutrino Mass Using Fast Timing Andrey Elagin, U. of Chicago
20180216 Feb. 16, 2018 Searches for New Physics Using Top and Bottom Quarks in CMS Douglas Berry, UIC
20180223 Feb. 23, 2018 Search for the X(5568) at CDF Patrick Lukens, Fermilab Slides
20180302 March 2, 2018 Neutrino Shadow Play: Kinematic Determination of Nuclear Effects at MINERvA Xianguo Lu, U. of Oxford Slides
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20180309 March 9, 2018 Ultra-low noise CCD technology for science (SKIPPER) Steve Holland, LBNL slides
20180316 March 16, 2018 The Future of Detectors Marcel Demarteau, Argonne
20180330 March 30, 2018 Winter 2018 Physics Results from CMS Julie Hogan, Brown U. and Bethel U.
20180406 April 6, 2018 Physics Potential for the LHC Upgrades Tau Han, Pittsburgh
20180413 April 13, 2018 Status of the "proton radius puzzle" Randolf Pohl, Mainz Laser spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen [1,2] yielded a proton rms charge radius which is 4% (or ~6 sigmas) smaller than the CODATA value [3]. This discrepancy is now called the “proton radius puzzle” [4]. Also the deuteron charge radius from muonic deuterium [5] is 6 sigmas smaller than the CODATA value, but consistent with the... More »
20180420 April 20, 2018 Hunting for new forces, Axions, and ultra-light Dark Matter with AMO-based sensors Andrew Geraci, Northwestern U.
20180427 April 27, 2018 First results from the ADMX G2 axion dark matter search Gray Rybka, U. of Washington
20180504 May 4, 2018 Observation of ttH Production at CMS Chris Neu, University of Virginia Slides
20180511 May 11, 2018 First Measurement of Monoenergetic Muon Neutrino Charged Current Interactions Josh Spitz, U. of Michigan
20180525 May 25, 2018 Opportunities for New Physics Searches at SeaQuest Stefania Gori, U. of Cincinnati
20180601 June 1, 2018 First Neutrino-argon Interaction Measurements From MicroBooNE Aleena Rafique, Kansas State University; Joseph Zennamo, Fermilab slides
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20180608 June 8, 2018 Searches for Leptoquarks at CMS Frank Golf, U. of Nebraska
20180611 June 11, 2018 Dark Matter Beyond (NOTE DATE) Prateek Agrawal, Harvard U.
20180615 June 15, 2018 First Oscillation Results with Neutrino and Antineutrino Beams in NOvA (NOTE LOCATION: WH AUDITORIUM) Alex Himmel, Fermilab slides
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20180622 June 22, 2018 LDRD-fest! CHarles Thangaraj, Marc Paterno, Yi Xie and Genfa Wu, Gustavo Cancelo Join four of your colleagues as they present status and prospects of their Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects. Also, learn how you can get support for your own novel idea at the forefront of science and technology and aligned with Fermilab’s mission. The plan (10 minutes each): CHarles Thangaraj, First Demonstration of a Conduction... More »
20180629 June 29, 2018 Fundamental Physics with Neutron Stars Tim Linden, Ohio State U.
20180706 July 6, 2018 Searching for Dark Matter Interactions in Cosmology Kimberly Boddy, Johns Hopkins U.
20180720 July 20, 2018 The Low-Mass Limit - Dark Matter Detectors with eV-Scale Energy Resolution Noah Kurinsky, Stanford The SuperCDMS experiment has designed a new generation of dark matter detectors which have recently demonstrated sensitivity to events with a single charge, equivalent to a minimum event energy of 1.2 eV, the indirect bandgap energy of Si, with very low dark counts. This level of sensitivity was achieved partially through the use of Luke-Neganov... More »
20180727 July 27, 2018 Significant Excess of Electron-Like Events in MiniBooNE En-Chuan Huang, LANL
20180810 Aug. 10, 2018 First Results from the PROSPECT Experiment Pranava Surukuchi, IIT
20180824 Aug. 24, 2018 Observation of Higgs production in Association with a Top Quark Pair at ATLAS Tom Schwarz, U. of Michigan
20180831 Aug. 31, 2018 Observation of Higgs boson decay to bottom quarks at CMS Christopher Palmer, Princeton
20180907 Sept. 7, 2018 Reflections on Double Higgs Production at the LHC El Carlos Wagner, U. of Chicago and ANL Organized in conjunction with the Double Higgs Production at Colliders Workshop
20180914 Sept. 14, 2018 Entanglement in Gauge Theories Sandip Trivedi, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research
20180921 Sept. 21, 2018 Measurement of antineutrino charged current charged pion production on CH in the few GeV region using MINERvA Trung Le, Tufts University

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