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.
24-05-2019 : Peter Wijeratne (UCL)
From the Higgs to Huntington's: methods for learning from data
With the advent of datasets of unprecedented size and dimensionality in both physics and medicine, there is high demand for new methodologies that can extract hidden or obscured information. This is particularly important in ill-posed problems - such as the reconstruction of particles from detector interactions - and in problems with non-informative priors, which occur frequently in biological processes. In this talk I will give a high level view of the types of computational methods used to tackle these problems at the UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing, with a particular focus on Bayesian methods and unsupervised machine learning. I will also discuss how my previous research on ATLAS led to my current research in computational modelling of Huntington's disease, a devastating neurological condition that computational methods are shining new light on.
31-05-2019 : Erika Catano-Mur (William and Mary)
Recent results and outlook for the NOvA neutrino experiment
NOvA is a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, which consists of two finely-segmented liquid-scintillator detectors operating 14 mrad off-axis from Fermilab’s NuMI muon neutrino beam. With an 810 km baseline, the measurements of muon neutrino disappearance and electron neutrino appearance allow the determination of neutrino oscillation unknowns, namely the mass hierarchy, the octant of the largest neutrino mixing angle, and the CP violating phase. In this talk, I will present the latest results of the NOvA oscillation analyses from four years of data taking, and discuss the experiment’s projected sensitivity to determine the mass hierarchy and to discover CP violation in the neutrino sector in future analyses with increased exposure.
07-06-2019 : Fabon Dzogang (ASOS)