Organization and format

These talks will emphasize 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.

Meeting time

Location: 328 Gallalee Hall
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Occurrence: Thursdays (biweekly)


This journal club is organized by Andrew Buccilli and Arun Kumar Soma. Please contact them regarding any questions or to inquire about giving a prospective talk.


Fall 2017 schedule

Date Speaker Topic
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
December 07


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