Organization and format
The Experimental Particle Physics (EPP) and Astroparticle Physics (APP) Journal Club emphasizes the experimental nature of high-energy physics (HEP) and particle astrophysics. They are intended for HEP experimental, HEP phenomenology, and particle astrophysics students, postdocs, and faculty, but open to all. These talks are very interactive, and we strongly encourage participation and questions. Sessions are held during lunchtime. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Location: 328 Gallalee Hall
Time: 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Occurrence: Thursdays (biweekly)
This journal club is currently being organized by Cilicia Uzziel Perez. Please contact her regarding any questions or to inquire about giving a prospective talk. This club is advised by Prof. Conor Henderson.
Spring 2018Fall 2017
|August 30||Prof. Conor Henderson (UA)||Collider detectors|
|September 13||Sarah Deutsch (UA)
Uzziel Perez (UA)
|XRF Mapping of Cultural Heritage Objects
Image-based Deep Learning for Event Classification using CMS Detector Data (Review)
|September 27||Prof. Nobuchika Okada (UA)||Is SUSY dead? The status of supersymmetric models in the absence of new particles.
|October 11||Prof. Dawn Williams||Multimessenger Astronomy: IceCube High-energy Neutrino Observation coincidence with a blazar|
|November 8||Prof. Nobuchika Okada (UA)||Is SUSY dead? The status of supersymmetric models in the absence of new particles.
|Hank Richards||Using Deep Learning in the Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay|
|December 6||Weidong Jin (UA)
Prabandha Nakarmi (UA)
|Prototype 9.7m Schwarzschild-Couder telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
Overview of LIXO at UA
|February 01||Prof. Jerry Busenitz (UA)||Introduction to dark matter and dark energy searches|
|February 15||N/A||University of South Alabama HEP group visit|
|March 01||Prof. Jerry Busenitz (UA)||Dark matter and dark energy searches|
|March 15||N/A||Spring break|
|March 29||Dr. Yue Meng (UA)||The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) Dark Matter Experiment|
|April 12||Digesh Raut (UA)||Enhanced heavy Majorana neutrino pair productions at the LHC in minimal U(1) extended SM|
|April 26||Andrew Buccilli (UA)
Hank Richards (UA)
|Search for large extra dimensions using high-mass diphoton events collected with CMS in 2016
Energy and Position Reconstruction and Event Classification with Deep Learning in EXO-200
|September 21||Prof. Marcos Santander (UA)||Gamma-ray telescopes|
|October 05||Prof. Igor Ostrovskiy (UA)||Magnetic monopole searches|
|October 19||Prof. Conor Henderson (UA)||Introduction to collider physics|
|November 02||Prof. Dawn Williams (UA)||IceCube Neutrino Observatory detector physics|
|November 16||James Parkes (UA)||Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay with the Majorana Demonstrator|
|November 30||Mitchell Hughes (UA)||EXO-200 and nEXO neutrinoless double-beta decay searches|
|Ya Yin Chang (UA)
Cilicia Uzziel Perez (UA)
|Introduction to low background techniques with EXO-200 for rare event searches
Introduction to machine learning in HEP