Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar Programme


Particle Physics in Birmingham

Welcome to the University of Birmingham Particle Physics group seminars page.
Particle Physics Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 1:30pm in the Poynting Small Lecture Theatre (room S06).
The Poynting Building is at R13 on the campus map. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served at 1:15pm.

The agenda is also available at Talks@bham (but this page is updated first).

Speaker suggestions, offers of talks or enquires are very welcome! Please contact Tonino Sergi or Ian Kenyon.

Autumn Term 2016

Date Speaker Institute Title Information
28th September Tony Price Birmingham University Applications of Particle Physics to Medicine in UK [abs]   [pdf]
5th October Jennifer Thomas University College MINOS+, NOVA and CHIPS [abs]   [pdf]
12th October Miriam Watson Birmingham University ICHEP Review [abs]   [pdf]
19th October Dinesh Srivastava VECC Kolkata Discovery of the Quark-Gluon Plasma [abs]   
26th October Vitaly Kudryavtsev Sheffield University Dark Matter Searches with LUX-ZEPLIN [abs]   [pdf]
2nd November Evgueni Goudzovski Birmingham University Kaon Experiments at CERN: Recent Results and Prospects [abs]   [pdf]
9th November Jaap Velthuis Bristol University Volcanoes and other things that go boom... applications of muon tomography [abs]   [ppt]
16th November Marco Gersabeck CERN Recent Highlights and Prospects for Quark Flavour Physics at LHCb [abs]   [pdf]
23rd November Vasiliki Kouskoura BNL Search for Scalar Partner of Top in Jets+ETmiss Final State with ATLAS [abs]   [pdf]
30th November Dan Saunders Bristol University SoLid: Search for neutrino oscillations using a Lithium-6 Detector at a nuclear reactor [abs]   [pdf]
7th December Giulio D'Agostini Cambridge and Rome Universities Claims of Discoveries based on Sigmas [abs]   [pdf]

Spring Term 2017

Date Speaker Institute Title Information
11th January 1300 start Rhys Owen Birmingham University Searches at ATLAS for Rare Higgs' Decays [abs]   [pdf]
18th January Jens Dopke Rutherford Appleton Laboratory High Luminosity ATLAS and CMOS Sensors [abs]   [pdf]
25th January Physics West 117 Sneha Malde Oxford University Precision Measurements of the CKM Angle γ [abs]   [pdf]
8th February Physics West 117 Randolph Pohl Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Shrinking the Proton [abs]   [pdf]
15th February Tim Burns Swansea University Nuclear Physics with Heavy Hadrons [abs]   [pdf]
22nd February David Berman Queen Mary, London String Theory: Ideology or Toolbox? [abs]   [ppt]
1st March Neil Spooner Sheffield University Galactic Signatures and Directional Detection of Particle Dark Matter: the CYGNUS Project and Probing below the Neutrino Floor [abs]   [pdf]
8th March Tony Weidberg Oxford University The ATLAS Tracker Upgrade [abs]   [pdf]
15th March Reserved for C4 Talks   
moved to May 3rd Nansi Andari Birmingham University Determination of W mass   

Summer Term 2017

Date Speaker Institute Title Information
26th April Nicolas Lurkin Birmingham University π0 Dalitz Transition Form factor and other news from NA62 [abs]   [pdf]
3rd May Nansi Andari Birmingham University Determination of W-Boson Mass with the ATLAS Detector [abs]   [pdf]
10th May Andrzej Szelc Manchester University Shining Light on Neutrino Interactions [abs]   [pdf]
17th May Steve Watts Manchester University Information Theoretic Multivariate Analysis [abs]   
24th May Jon Butterworth University College, London Making Measurements and Constraining New Physics at the LHC [abs]   [pdf]
7th June In Physics West 117 Jorge Casalderrey-Solana Oxford University A Strongly Coupled View of the Quark-Gluon Plasma [abs]   [pdf]
14th June Steve Worm Birmingham University Dark Matter at the LHC [abs]   [pdf]

Seminars from previous years:
  2015-16     2014-15     2013-14     2012-13     2011-12     2010-11     2009-10     2008-9     2007-8     2006-7     2005-6  
2004-5 2003-4 2002-3 2001-2 2000-1 1999-2000