Colloquium: Probing the Frontiers of Physics Using Rare Particle Decays

Date: March 03, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Location: Exploratory Hall L003 (Google map)

Featured Speaker:
Craig Dukes
University of Virginia

Abstract:
The absence of any signature for new physics beyond the standard model at the Large Hadron Collider has left the field of elementary particle physics in a quandary. We know there is new physics out there: where best to look for it? Searches for certain rare processes provide ultra-sensitive probes for new physics and can probe mass scales unobtainable by any conceivable accelerator, present or imagined. A campaign involving many such experiments is presently underway in Asia, Europe, and the United States, where new techniques promise to improve sensitivities by orders of magnitude. The excitement is great: the observation of such a process would be a paradigm changing discovery.

Refreshments will be served.