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HEP Seminars

31 Oct 2014

UCL HEP Seminars

Seminars are generally held at 4pm on Fridays in room A1 on the top floor of the physics department

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Upcoming Seminars

31/10/2014 : Malcolm Fairbarn (Kings College)

Future Dark Matter searches and the Neutrino Background.

I will describe very simple models of dark matter and show how even with reasonable masses, effects such as resonances can lead to very small cross sections at direct detection experiments. I will then briefly discuss the usefulness in slightly more complicated simplified models than the effective operator approach. I will then present some work constraining such models using dijet studies at the LHC and indirect detection and show how direct detection cross sections can be very small in such scenarios, even with good relic abundance. Small cross sections run the risk of being potentially undetectable due to the neutrino background, even with very large future direct detection experiments. I will spend the rest of my talk explaining future strategies for getting the dark matter signal out of the neutrino background.

07/11/2014 : Cristina Lazzeroni (Birmingham)

Search for rare and forbidden Kaon decays at NA62

The NA62 Kaon programme will be reviewed. A selection of recent results on rare and Standard Model forbidden kaon decays will be presented, and the current status of the experiment and prospects for the measurement of the decay K+ to pi+ nu nubar will be summarised.

14/11/2014 : Stuart Mangles (Imperial)

Plasma Wakefield (TBC)

TBC

21/11/2014 : Richard Savage (Warwick)

machine learning and its application to medical informatics (TBC)

TBC