Particle Physics Seminars

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 15:30 in room T125 unless indicated otherwise.
Full list of recent and upcoming seminars is below.
Past seminars: (2007/2008) (2006/2007) (2005/2006) (2004/2005) (2003/2004) (2002/2003) (2000/2001)

2008 Autumn Term

  • Wednesday 24 September - ATLAS Summer Student Talk Dr Tony Poll (Southampton)
    Modelling Extra Dimensions with CalcHEP

  • Wednesday 1 October - Dr Simon Jolly (Imperial)
    High Power Proton Accelerator Development at the Front End Test Stand
Contrary to popular belief, the generation and acceleration of high energy particle beams is not the result of some sort of primitive voodoo, but a little-known branch of high energy physics called accelerator physics. The accelerator physics group at Imperial College London is currently involved in a number of projects, including the development of future proton accelerators.

High power proton accelerators (HPPA's) with beam powers in the megawatt range have many possible applications, including drivers for spallation neutron sources, neutrino factories, waste transmuters and tritium production facilities. These applications typically propose beam powers of 5 MW or more compared to the highest beam power achieved from a pulsed proton accelerator in routine operation of 0.16 MW at the ISIS spallation neutron source at RAL.

The Front End Test Stand (FETS) is an accelerator test assembly currently under development at RAL, in collaboration with IC and Warwick. The aim of FETS is to demonstrate the production of a high quality 60 mA, 2 ms, 50 Hz, chopped H- beam at 3 MeV. This requires the development of a high current H- source, an accelerator section based on RadioFrequency Quadrupoles (RFQ's), a fast beam chopper and corresponding beam transport. Also under development are a series of novel beam diagnostics. This talk will focus on the accelerator background behind FETS and where the technical challenges lie. Plus some voodoo…
  • Wednesday 8 October -

  • Wednesday 22 October - Professor Ken Peach
    (Director, John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London)
    A new accelerator for advanced research and cancer therapy

  • Wednesday 29 October - Professor Terry Sloan (Lancaster)
    Cosmic Rays and Global Warming

  • Wednesday 5 November - Dr Todd Huffman (Oxford)

  • Wednesday 12 November - Dr Jim Hinton (Leeds)
    HESS, GLAST and CTA: new windows on the extreme universe

  • Wednesday 19 November - Dr Cigdem Issever (Oxford)
    Black Holes

  • Wednesday 26 November - Dr Adrian Bevan (QMUL)
    New physics search results and other hot topics from BaBar

2009 Spring Term

  • Wednesday 14 January -

  • Wednesday 21 January - Dr Jonas Rademacker (Bristol)
    New Physics through precision measurements at LHCb, and how CLEO helps

  • Wednesday 28 January - Dr Gary Barker (Warwick)

  • Wednesday 11 March -

  • Wednesday 18 March -

  • Wednesday 25 March - Professor Themis Bowcock (Liverpool)
    LHCb - VELO detector

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