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LEPP Journal Club

Spring 2021 seminars will be held remotely via Zoom on Fridays at 3pm EDT.

Welcome to the LEPP Journal Clubs, the seminars in Particle Physics and Cosmology at the Laboratory of Elementary-Particle Physics at Cornell University. We welcome speakers from all fields of elementary particle physics and cosmology. The organizers are Rui Zou, Jose Monroy, and Eve Vavagiakis

For more information, please contact Katerina Malysheva

Click here for information to help speakers planning their trip to Ithaca.

Spring 2022

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri May 6 Jesse Liu Cambridge   Rui Zou
Fri Feb 4 Mariel Petee LBNL Interdisciplinary Machine Learning for Particle Physics Rui Zou
Fri Feb 11
Fri Feb 18 Selim Hotinli Hopkins Fundamental physics from velocity reconstruction with the cosmic microwave background and galaxy surveys Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Feb 25 Saptaparna Bhattacharya Northwestern An experimental overview of effective field theory exploration at the LHC in multiboson processes Rui Zou
Fri Mar 4 Jay Hyun Jo Yale Chasing Long Standing Neutrino Anomalies with MicroBooNE Jose Monroy
Fri Mar 11 Mona Dentler Inst. Astrophys. Gottingen Fuzzy Dark Matter and the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Data Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Mar 18
Fri Mar 25 Rafael Coelho University of Massachusetts - Amherst The ITk Pixel Inner System Detector for the ATLAS HL-LHC Jose Monroy
Fri Apr 1 Prasanna Siddireddy UCSB Search for lepton flavor violating decays of Higgs boson Rui Zou
Fri Apr 8 Spring Break
Fri Apr 15 Tanvi Karwal U Penn The Hubble tension and theoretical, new-physics solutions video Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Apr 22 Andres Plazas Princeton Systematic errors in weak gravitational lensing for cosmological investigations video Jose Monroy
Fri Apr 29 Bei Zhou Hopkins "New" interactions and signatures in high-energy neutrino telescopes video Eve Vavagiakis

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri Dec 10        
Fri Sept 3 Akash Dixit University of Chicago Searching for Dark Matter with Superconducting Qubits video Rui Zou
Fri Sept 10        
Fri Sept 17 Valentina Cairo SLAC Probing the Higgs self-coupling with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC video Jose Monroy
Fri Sept 24 Alex Lague Toronto Efficient Modelling of Ultralight Axions: From Field Theories to Neural Networks video Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Oct 1 Fernanda Psihas Fermilab Prospects for a 100-ton scale neutrino-less double-beta decay at DUNE video Eve Vavagiakis
Thu Oct 7 1:30pm Emily Thompson CERN The quest for long-lived particles: searches for displaced vertices and a hardware-based track trigger Julia Thom-Levy
Fri Oct 8 Lipi Gupta LBNL Methods for Uncertainty Quantification for Deep Learning Digital Twins of Free Electron Laser Scientific Facilities Rui Zou
Fri Oct 15 Dan Green UCSD Signals of Light Relics in Cosmic Surveys video Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Oct 22 Frank Meier Paul Sherrer Institute, Switzerland CANCELLED Jose Monroy
Fri Oct 29 Tom Browder Hawaii Belle II: Early Results and Future Potential for New Physics Discoveries Rui Zou
Fri Nov 5 Andres Florez Andes U., Bogota Expanding the discovery reach at the LHC, using Vector Boson Fusion Jose Monroy
Fri Nov 12 Justin Vasel Indiana U. CANCELLED Eve Vavagiakis
Fri Nov 19 Phil Harris MIT Teaching an old Higgs new tricks Jose Monroy
Fri Nov 26 Thanksgiving break      
Fri Dec 3 Anna Sfyrla Geneva Looking forward to new physics: The FASER experiment at the CERN LHC Rui Zou

Spring 2021

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri May 14 Nadja Strobbe U. Minnesota Under the radar: searching for stealthy new particles with jets Joey Reichert
Fri Jan 29 Xuan Chen video Illinois U CMS FPIX Phase I Upgrade & Search for ttbar Resonances in Boosted Semileptonic Final States Jim Alexander/Joey Reichert
Fri Feb 5 Chad Freer Northeastern U Mono-Z, the Endcap Muon Track Finder and AutoDQM video Jim Alexander/Joey Reichert
Fri Feb 12 Wei Shi Rice U A Model Independent Search for Dark Matter Particles at CMS using Muons Jim Alexander/Joey Reichert
Fri Feb 19        
Fri Feb 26 John Groh Berkeley Fundamental physics from the cosmic microwave background with the Simons Array Steve Choi
Fri Mar 5        
Fri Mar 12        
Fri Mar 19        
Fri Mar 26 No seminar - Prosp Grad visit day      
Fri Apr 2 Andrew Mastbaum Rutgers The Short-Baseline Neutrino Program: LArTPCs as Tools for Discovery video Kevin Labe
Fri Apr 9 Nhan Tran Fermilab Light Dark Sectors at Accelerators video Joey Reichert
Fri Apr 16 Kevin Labe Cornell First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment video  
Fri Apr 23        
Fri Apr 30 Tommaso Pajero Oxford Recent results on CP violation in charm at LHCb video Joey Reichert
Fri May 7        

Fall 2020

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri Dec 11 Evan Shockley University of Chicago Recent Results from XENON1T video Kevin Labe
Fri Oct 9 Stephane Cooperstein UCSD First evidence for Higgs boson decay to muons video Joey Reichert
Fri Oct 16 Kimmy Wu SLAC CMB lensing and cosmic tensions Steve Choi
Fri Oct 23 Martin Frank University of South Alabama First Results from NOvA’s Magnetic Monopole Search video Kevin Labe
Fri Oct 30 Jesse Liu University of Chicago Colliding light to make dark matter and measure tau g–2 video Joey Reichert
Fri Nov 6 Grant Wilson University of Massachusetts From Comets to Galaxy Clusters - Legacy Surveys with the TolTEC Camera video Steve Choi and Mike Niemack
Fri Nov 13 Ari Cukierman Stanford The oscillating sky: Detecting axion dark matter with the CMB video Steve Choi
Fri Nov 20 Tom Browder Hawaii U First Physics Results from Belle II@SuperKEKB video Joey Reichert
Fri Nov 27 Thanksgiving Break      
Fri Dec 4 Angela Romano University of Birmingham Recent results from the NA62 experiments at CERN SPS video Kevin Labe

Spring 2020

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri May 15        
Fri Jan 24        
Fri Jan 31        
Fri Feb 7 Victor Gorbenko IAS CANCELLED Theory Group
Fri Feb 14        
Fri Feb 21 Matthias Schlaffer Fermilab/Univ of Chicago Relaxion searches at future colliders Poster Theory Group
Fri Feb 28 Cynthia Chang McGill Illuminating the Dark Universe with Radio Observations Poster Michael Niemack
Tue Mar 3 12:30pm Caterina Vernieri CERN What is the Higgs boson hiding? Poster Jim Alexander and Andre Frankenthal
Tue Mar 3 4pm Andrew Edmonds LBL Searching for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation with Mu2e Poster Lawrence Gibbons
Fri Mar 6        
Tue Mar 10 3pm Suzanne Staggs Princeton Devilish Details in Cosmic Microwave Background Maps Michael Niemack
Fri Mar 13 Prasanth Shyamsundar U. Florida   Theory Group
Fri Mar 20        
Fri Mar 27        
Fri Apr 3        
Fri Apr 10        
Fri Apr 17        
Fri Apr 24 Daniel Stolarski Carleton   Theory Group
Fri May 1        
Fri May 8        

Fall 2019

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri Dec 6        
Fri Sept 6 Emilie Passemar Indiana Determination of Vus and status of the first-row CKM unitarity Poster Theory group
Fri Sept 13 Avital Dery Cornell New physics implications of the LHCb discovery of CP violation in charm decays Poster Theory group
Fri Sept 20        
Fri Sept 27        
Fri Oct 4        
Fri Oct 11        
Fri Oct 18        
Fri Oct 25        
Fri Nov 1        
Fri Nov 8        
Fri Nov 15 Pouya Asadi MIT Theoretical Updates on the Flavor Anomalies Poster Theory group
Fri Nov 22        
Fri Nov 29        

Spring 2019

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri May 3 1pm Cari Cesarotti Harvard Searching in CMS Open Data for Dimuon Resonances with Substantial Transverse Momentum Poster Jim Alexander
Fri Feb 1 Iftah Galon Rutgers Exploring dark sectors at FASER: ForwArd Search ExpeRiment at the LHC Poster Theory group
Fri Feb 8        
Fri Feb 15 Itay Bloch Tel Aviv Comagnetometers as a Probe to New Physics Poster Theory group
Fri Feb 22 Marat Freytsis Tel Aviv/IAS Seeing the dark matter halo through Gaia's eyes with machine learning Poster Theory group
Fri Mar 1        
Fri Mar 8 11am and 2:30pm Ben Nachman LBNL Preparing ATLAS pixels for the high rate and radiation environment of the HL-LHC, and Modeling final state radiation on a quantum computer Poster Jim Alexander
Fri Mar 8 1pm Claudius Krause Fermilab Higgs Effective Field Theories and their renormalization Poster Theory group
Fri Mar 15        
Fri Mar 22        
Fri Mar 29 Gustavo Marques Tavares Maryland Observable signatures of dark photons from supernovae Poster Theory group
Fri Apr 5        
Fri Apr 12 1pm Bethe lecturer John Preskill Caltech Simulating Quantum Field Theory with a Quantum Computer Poster Paul Ginsparg
Fri Apr 19        
Fri Apr 26 1pm Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS Toy models for UV-IR solutions of "fine-tuning" problems Poster Yuval Grossman and Csaba Csaki

Fall 2018

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri Dec 7        
Fri Aug 31 Stefan Schacht Cornell Extraction of V_{cb} from B -> D^*l nu and SM prediction of R(D^*) Poster Theory group
Fri Sept 7        
Fri Sept 14 Nathan Lourie U Penn Sub-arcminute Galactic Polarimetry with the Next Generation Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST-TNG) Poster Mike Niemack
Fri Sept 21 Jim Talbert DESY Leptoquarks, residual flavour symmetries, and anomalous B-decays: a (roughly) model-independent approach to R_K(*) and fermionic mixing Poster Theory group
Fri Sept 28        
Fri Oct 5        
Fri Oct 12 Zhen Liu University of Maryland Timing BSM signals at the LHC Poster Theory group
Fri Oct 19        
Fri Oct 26 Andrew J. Long University of Michigan Black Holes, and Nuggets, and Blobs. Oh my Theory group
Fri Nov 2 Matthew D. Klimek Cornell Neural Network-Based Approach to Phase Space Integration Poster Theory group
Fri Nov 9        
Fri Nov 16        
Fri Nov 23        
Fri Nov 30        

Spring/Summer 2018

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Wed Aug 15 2pm Joseph Reichert CERN Search for Compressed SUSY using Soft Leptons with the ATLAS Detector Poster Julia Thom
Fri Jan 26        
Fri Feb 2 David McKeen University of Pittsburgh Neutrino Portal Dark Matter Poster Theory group
Fri Feb 9 Tomer Volansky Tel Aviv University New Directions in the Search for Dark Matter Poster Theory group
Fri Feb 16        
Fri Feb 23 Rahul Datta NASA Goddard Space Science Center Measuring CMB Polarization with ACTPol and PIPER Poster Mike Niemack
Mon Feb 26 Amy Lowitz University of Chicago Detector and Readout Architectures for mm-wave Cosmology with SPT3G and Beyond Poster Mike Niemack
Fri Mar 2 Corrinne Mills UIC Baryogenesis and BSM Higgs physics Poster CMS group
Fri Mar 9 Oren Slone Princeton New Directions in the Search for Light Dark Matter Poster Theory group
Fri Mar 16        
Fri Mar 23 Reserved   (prospective grad student visit weekend)  
Fri Mar 30 Philip Barbeau Duke University The World's Smallest Neutrino Detector Poster CMS group
Fri Apr 6 No seminar   (Spring break)  
Fri Apr 13 Matthias Neubert Mainz Effective Field Theory after a New Physics Discovery Poster Theory Group
Fri Apr 20 Denver Whittington Syracuse Investigating Neutrino Properties with the NOvA Experiment Poster  
Fri Apr 27        
Fri May 4 Anže Slosar Brookhaven National Laboratory 21-cm cosmology after 2021 Poster Mike Niemack
Fri May 11 Gopolang Mohlabeng Brookhaven National Laboratory Revisiting the Dark Photon Interpretation of the Muon g-2 anomaly Poster  
Fri May 18 Patrick Draper University of Massachusetts Amherst Strong CP at colliders and on the lattice Poster Csaba Csaki
Fri May 18 2:30pm 301 PSB Heather McCarrick Columbia Kinetic inductance detectors for millimeter-wave polarimetry Poster Mike Niemack
Mon May 21 3pm 301 PSB Michael Krohn University of Colorado Boosted Higgs: Precision Measurements and New Physics Poster Julia Thom
Wed May 23 2pm 301 PSB Jose Monroy University of Nebraska-Lincoln The inverted top-Higgs coupling and a bit on how the CMS pixel detector was built Poster Julia Thom
Tue May 29 3pm 301 PSB Menglei Sun Carnegie Mellon University Search for supersymmetry at CMS in events with photons Poster Julia Thom
Fri Jul 20 1pm Jennifer Chu Cornell University Thesis defense: Search for long-lived particles at CMS Poster Advisor: Ritchie Patterson

Fall 2017

Date Speaker Institution Title Hosts
Fri Dec 15 Steve Choi Princeton Precision Cosmology with Advanced ACTPol Poster Mike Niemack
Fri Aug 25 No seminar Q Exams    
Fri Sep 1 Kyle Story Stanford Searching for cosmic inflation: CMB Polarization B-mode Delensing with SPTpol and Herschel Poster Mike Niemack
Fri Sep 8 120PSB Kaustubh Agashe Univ. of Maryland Using Energy-Peaks to Measure (new and old) Particle Masses Theory Group
Fri Sep 15        
Fri Sep 22 Livia Soffi Cornell Unveiling New Physics with Photons at LHC CMS Experiment Poster Peter Wittich
Fri Sep 29 Nima Arkani-Hamed IAS UV/IR Correlations Solve Fine- Tuning Problems? Theory Group
Fri Oct 6 Tao Han University of Pittsburgh Physics Motivations for Future Colliders Poster Theory Group
Fri Oct 13        
Fri Oct 20      
Fri Oct 27 Marcelle Soares-Santos FNAL Observation of a Gravitational Wave Emitting Neutron Star Merger with the Dark Energy Camera Poster Yangyang Cheng
Fri Nov 3 David Curtin Univ. of Maryland BSM Opportunities at ep Colliders Poster Theory Group
Fri Nov 10 Jessie Shelton UIUC Looking for the WIMP Next Door Yangyang Cheng
Fri Nov 17 Lindsey Gray FNAL Time for an Upgrade: Trackers with Precision Timing at the HL-LHC and Beyond Poster Yangyang Cheng
Fri Nov 24 No Seminar Thanksgiving    
Fri Dec 1 Scott Aaronson UT Austin Special Seminar : Firewalls, AdS/CFT, and Computational Complexity Poster Paul Ginsparg
Fri Dec 8