Events at Physics
Events on Friday, September 23rd, 2011
- Cosmology Journal Club
- An Informal discussion about a broad variety of arXiv papers related to Cosmology
- Time: 12:00 pm
- Place: 5242 Chamberlin Hall
- Abstract: This week we'll discuss...
Papers that have not yet been determined
Please feel free to bring your lunch!
If you have questions or comments about this journal club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, please email Le Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Host: Peter Timbie
- Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
- The Matrix Element Method for Higgs Discovery and Spin Determination
- Time: 2:00 pm
- Place: 5280 Chamberlin
- Speaker: Jamie Gainer, Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern U.
- Abstract: Multivariate Analyses (MVA) have become important tools for experimentalists in recent years. A particular MVA, the Matrix Element Method (MEM) uses full differential cross section information in determining the event by event likelihood. We examine the extent to which the use of the MEM allows one to increase the significance for Higgs discovery in various channels where the Higgs decays to gauge bosons which in turn decay leptonically. We additionally consider the use of the MEM for spin discrimination in these channels.
- Physics Department Colloquium
- Recent Results from CMS at LHC
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
- Speaker: Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Abstract: The Large Hadron Collider is operating at 7 TeV center of mass energy for the past two years, delivering good quality data. The CMS experiment has established the Standard Model at this energy and has embarked on new physics searches. Early results from the searches for higgs bosons, supersymmetry and other exotic new physics will be presented. The emphasis will be on the contributions from the University of Wisconsin team.
- Host: Smith