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

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.