Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series

Next Seminar

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dr. Christopher Marino

University of Victoria

"Searching for New Particles at the ATLAS Experiment of the LHC"

Abstract:  The Standard Model of particle physics has been very successful in explaining observable data, including the recent discovery of the Higgs boson. However, outstanding questions motivate continuing to search for new physics. The ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider provides an excellent environment to look for new particles including those predicted by Supersymmetry and more Exotic particles like magnetic monopoles. This talk will describe the motivation, tools, and techniques for these types of searches for new physics. It will also take a look forward to how upgrades to the LHC and ATLAS will provide even more exciting opportunities for discovery in the years to come.

The Physics and Astronomy Colloquium Series is open to all members of the university. Unless otherwise noted, talks are held on Thursday afternoons at 4:00-5:20 in Mendocino 1015. Schedule is regularly updated as dates, titles, and abstracts are received. Please check back often. To receive updates about the Colloquium Series, please join our Events Mailing List. For past semesters' series, see our archive.

Spring 2014 Semester Schedule

Note: There are several talks this semester scheduled on Tuesdays at 4PM.

Please check back frequently for updates to our schedule

February 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
Dr. George Moschelli
Norwich University
"Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions: Modeling Quark-Gluon Plasma"

February 11 (Tuesday)
Dr. Ryan Wilson
National Institute of Standards and Technology
"Exploring Quantum Many-Body Physics with Cold Dipolar Atoms"

February 13
Dr. Brian Kolb
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Understanding and Engineering Advanced Materials via Computation"


February 18 (Tuesday)
Dr. Paul Nerenberg
W. M. Keck Science Department, Claremont Colleges
"Balancing the Energy Scale of Biomolecular Simulations"

February 20
Dr. Matthew Block
Northern Kentucky University
"Computational Studies of Many-Body Magnetic Models"

March 13th
Dr. Jason Ybarra
Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
"Spitzer IRAC Analysis of Extended Emission in Star Forming Regions"

April 8th (Tuesday)
Dr. Jahred Adelman
Yale University
"Connecting the top quark and the Higgs boson: A new era of exploration at ATLAS and the LHC"

April 10th
Dr. Joshua Moss
Ohio State University
"Unlocking nature's secrets at the LHC: Results from the ATLAS Detector at CERN"

April 17th
Dr. Christopher Marino
University of Victoria
"Searching for New Particles at the ATLAS Experiment of the LHC"

May 1st
Prof. Douglas Osheroff
Nobel Laureate, Stanford University
"My Story of Discovery"

May 8
Senior Project Talks
Brandon Bentley
and
Jamison Blanchard


May 15
Senior Project Talks
Aaron Chan
and
Jessica Phillips