Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:30pm
The impressive size of the datasets collected by the LHC experiments, together with the ever-increasing sophistication of the accompanying analyses, means that experimental uncertainties at the level of a few percent are becoming more common. In order to maximize the information that can be... Read More »
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:30pm
"Cracking the Standard Model of Particle Physics" - The study of fundamental particles, at a multitude of experiments over many decades, led to the emergence and triumph of the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Despite the overwhelming success of this model, it still leaves many questions... Read More »
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:30am
Non-Abelian anyons are widely sought for the exotic fundamental physics they harbour as well as for their possible applications for quantum information processing. Currently, there are numerous blueprints for stabilizing the simplest type of non-Abelian anyon, a Majorana zero energy mode bound to a... Read More »
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:30pm
Predicted more than 43 years ago as an immediate consequence of the existence of neutral currents in neutrino-induced interactions, Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus scattering (CEVnS) had eluded0x0Adetection until very recently. I will discuss the recent results from the COHERENT collaboration... Read More »
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 3:30pm
"Quantum Critical Points: Bridges Across Energy Scales" - In physics we often look for paradigms that unify physical phenomena at different energy scales. Quantum Critical Points (QCPs) provide such a paradigm by bridging concepts of phases and phase transitions of a physical system with notions of... Read More »
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:30am
Slow-light waveguide QED refers to a regime where the maximal photonic group velocity is significantly reduced compared to free space. Such conditions could be achieved in one-dimensional photonic periodic structures such as photonic crystals, coupled-resonator arrays, modulated fibres, etc. In... Read More »
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:30pm
"Protecting Quantum Information" - The interaction of a quantum system with its environment leads to0x0Adecoherence and is the most important challenge facing the construction of a quantum computer. My research group studies two methods for reducing decoherence: quantum control and quantum... Read More »
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:30pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Warren S. Warren. Refreshments will be served before the event in Physics Building room 128.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 3:30pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Calvin Howell. Refreshments will be served before the event in Physics Building room 128.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
Title and abstract forthcoming. Faculty Host: Warren S. Warren. Refreshments will be served before the event in Physics Building room 298.