UCL HEP Seminars
Seminars are generally held at 4pm on Fridays in room A1 on the top floor of the physics department
A calendar of all seminars in the Physics Department
is available on the Physics Events Calendar page.
If you use Google Calendar or similar, such as Apple iCal, it is possible to subscribe to this calendar via: XML, ICAL or HTML.
Please send suggestions for topics and/or speakers to Linda Cremonesi and Andreas Korn.
24/11/2017 : Mitesh Patel (Imperial)
Anomalous measurements at the LHCb experiment
A number of measurements of B-meson decays made at the LHCb experiment give anomalies with respect to the predictions of the Standard Model. The status of the relevant measurements, the connections between them and their theoretical interpretation will be discussed, along with the prospects for the future.
01/12/2017 : Anthony Hartin (UCL)
Strong field QED effects in the quantum vacuum generated by laser-electron interactions
When considered in a non-perturbative QFT, the interactions of intense lasers and relativistic charged particles lead to novel strong field QED effects amenable to experimental tests with available technology. I review the theory and simulation strategy necessary in order to design discovery experiments for these effects. The intense laser field is taken into account exactly in the bound Dirac equation whose solutions are required for different field configurations. The simulation strategy requires a PIC code combined with a monte-carlo of the quantum interactions. The workhorse process for such experiments is the trident process which I will also review.
08/12/2017 : Mauricio Bustamante (Copenhagen)
High energy neutrino cross sections
15/12/2017 : Silvia Pascoli