Academic Year 2017-18 HEAP (High Energy and Astro Particle) Seminars

Seminars are held on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted, in Fourth Floor Conference Room (Knudsen 4-134) at 12:00 PM Pizza is served 15 minutes prior.

Seminars will be updated here as they are confirmed.


June 6, 2018
“Measuring the polarization of the cosmic microwave background with BICEP3”

Speaker: Howard Hui, Caltech
Host: Nathan Whitehorn

April 25, 2018
"The Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (LHAASO)"
Speaker: Zhen Cao, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing
Host: Rene Ong


Tuesday, March 13, 2018
*please note different day*
"A Likelihood Approach for Dark Matter Searches Around the Galactic Center with VERITAS"

Speaker: Nathan Kelley-Hoskins, DESY
Host: Vladimir Vassiliev

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
*please note different day*
"Search for Supersymmetry in dilepton+jets+MET final state using ATLAS 13 TeV data"

Speaker: Ruo-Yu Shang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: Vladimir Vassiliev

February 28, 2018
"Constraining Inflation with BICEP/Keck Array and the South Pole Telescope"

Speaker: Kimmy Wu, Univeristy of Chicago
Host: Nathan Whitehorn

Friday, February 23, 2018
*please note different day*

"Higgs to two photons at  √s = 13 TeV using an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1  in CMS"
Speaker: Manuel Olmedo, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Host: David Saltzberg

February 7, 2018
"HUNTER: Searching for Heavy Unseen Neutrinos by Total Energy-momentum Reconstruction"

Speaker: Paul Hamilton, UCLA
Host: Jay Hauser

January 31, 2018
"Measuring masses of galaxy clusters using CMB-cluster lensing"

Speaker: Srinivasan Raghunathan, University of Melbourne
Host: Nathan Whitehorn


FALL 2017

December 11, 2017 @ 3pm
"Searches for Lepton Number Violation via Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay in Germanium-based experiments"
*please note different day and time*

Speaker: Wenqin Xu, University of South Dakota
Host: Huan Huang

December 6, 2017
"How to Mine a Golden Decay"
Speaker: Monica Tecchio, University of Michigan
Host: David Saltzberg

November 28, 2017 @ 2 PM
*please note different day and time*
"A Halo-Independent Data Analysis for Dark Matter Direct Detection"

Speaker: Prof. Graciela Gelmini, UCLA

November 21, 2017 @ 2 PM
*please note different day and time*
"FASER: ForwArd Search ExpeRiment at the LHC"

Speaker: Prof. Jonathan Feng, UC Irvine
Host: David Saltzberg

November 15, 2017
"A Stop To Natural SUSY?"
Speaker: Dr. Indara Suarez, UCSB
Host: Jay Hauser

November 8, 2017
"Radio Interactions with Particle-Shower Plasmas, and Implications for High-Energy Astroparticle Physics"

Speaker: Steven Prohira, University of Kansas
Host: David Saltzberg

October 5, 2017
"The Dark Matter Axion Search"

Speaker: Prof. Jonghee Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Host: Hanguo Wang