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Events on Friday, September 20th, 2013

Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Yunified GUTS: MSSM at Large tanb
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Archana Anandakrishnan, Ohio State University
Abstract: I will talk about the consequences of gauge and third family Yukawa coupling unification for the LHC. In a recent work, we analyzed a Yukawa unified supersymmetric grand unified theory (GUT) with non-universal Higgs masses defined at the GUT scale. We performed a global fit using 11 observables, including the Higgs boson mass (arXiv:1212.0542). Gluinos should be visible at the LHC in the 14 TeV run but they cannot be described by the typical simplified models (arXiv1307.7723). I will also describe a complete three family model and discuss the quality of the global chi^2 fit to 35 observables. In addition, I will discuss work with a new set of boundary conditions that is consistent with Yukawa unification at the GUT scale (arXiv:1303.5125).
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Physics Department Colloquium
A Scientist’s View of Research for Sustainable Energy
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Notice--different location: Room AB20, Dept. of Geoscience, Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton Street
Speaker: Ellen Williams, BP, Chief Scientist
Abstract: We face one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century: providing more and more energy to meet rising demand, but keeping it affordable, secure, reliable and sustainable. But aEuro~sustainableaEuroTM means different things to different people aEuro&quot; from discovering and recovering more oil and gas to minimizing the impacts on natural resources used in energy. In this talk, Ellen Williams will outline the importance of scientific research to both finding new solutions and providing trusted data to underpin informed decisions about energy, water, land and minerals. Three examples of research addressing these topics will be presented from a perspective of the scientific challenges in delivering new value in the energy system. These will span the disciplinary space of geoscience, chemistry, biology and natural resource systems.<br>
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Ellen Williams joined BP as Chief Scientist in January 2010. She is responsible for supporting the basic science that underpins the companyaEuroTMs technology programs, assessment and research in strategic technology issues and engagement with BPaEuroTMs university research programs around the world.<br>
Host: Himpsel
Poster: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/posters/2013/2970.pdf
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