March 2017

0_common, 1_CP3, 2_IIHE, 3_Joint-THEP, 4_Antwerpen, 5_PhTh-FI-ULB, 6_IFPA-ULg
Calendar view
Wednesday, March 1
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: PhysTh seminar room (Building NO, 7th floor, room 110)
Summary: ULB PhysTh journal club
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: NNLO QCD corrections for Z+jet and related processes
Description: NNLO QCD corrections for Z+jet and related processes
Thursday, March 2
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: Seminar by Thomas Tram
Description: Seminar by Thomas Tram
Friday, March 3
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summary: ULB Seminar : Tien-Tien Yu - New Directions in Dark Matter Direct Detection
Description: Abstract:

Sub-GeV dark matter is a theoretically motivated but largely unexplored paradigm of dark matter. In this talk, I will discuss recent work on the direct detection of sub-GeV dark matter through dark matter-electron scattering. I will present some motivated models that can be probed with these techniques as well as projections for current and near-term noble liquid, semiconductor, and scintillator experiments. Finally, I will discuss some new techniques that may allow us to more robustly discriminate between dark matter signatures and background.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: Clustering algorithms and Autoencoders for anomaly detection
Description: Clustering algorithms and Autoencoders for anomaly detection
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: IIHE, VUB (Jean Sacton Seminar room (1G003))
Summary: IIHE invited seminar: Studying the Quark Gluon Plasma at the LHC with soft and hard probes (Prof. Marco van Leeuwen) - IIHE
Description: IIHE invited seminar: Studying the Quark Gluon Plasma at the LHC with soft and hard probes (Prof. Marco van Leeuwen) - IIHE
Monday, March 6
Time: All day event
Summary: Essentials of management for scientists
Description: Essentials of management for scientists
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Universe (Large Seminar Room)
Summary: Christopher Raab: Search for Neutrinos Correlated to Variable Gamma-Ray Emission - IIHE
Description: Christopher Raab: Search for Neutrinos Correlated to Variable Gamma-Ray Emission - IIHE
Wednesday, March 8
Time: All day event
Summary: COSPA meeting KUL
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron
Summary: Neutrino physics from the polarized microwave background and the low-redshift Universe
Description: Neutrino physics from the polarized microwave background and the low-redshift Universe
Friday, March 10
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summary: ULB Seminar: Xiaoyong Chu - Split Light Dark Matter
Description: I will talk about a DM scenario in which the self-scattering rate today is regulated by kinematics and/or the abundance ratio, through the mass-splitting of two nearly degenerate states. While this model is able to address various astrophysical small-scale structure problems, it also leads to distinguishable signatures in dark matter searches.
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: IIHE, VUB (Jean Sacton Seminar room (1G003))
Summary: IIHE invited seminar: SOX - Searching sterile neutrinos with Borexino (Prof. Michael Wurm) - IIHE
Description: IIHE invited seminar: SOX - Searching sterile neutrinos with Borexino (Prof. Michael Wurm) - IIHE
Tuesday, March 14
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: Belgian tracker phase II workshop
Description: Belgian tracker phase II workshop
Wednesday, March 15
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: PhysTh seminar room (Building NO, 7th floor, room 110)
Summary: ULB PhysTh journal club
Thursday, March 16
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: Observation of Anomalous Internal Pair Creation in 8Be: A Possible Signature of a Light, Neutral Boson
Description: Observation of Anomalous Internal Pair Creation in 8Be: A Possible Signature of a Light, Neutral Boson
Friday, March 17
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Summary: ULB Seminar : Aritra Gupta - Astrophysical neutrinos, PeV events at IceCube, and the Direct Detection of Dark Matter
Description: In this talk, we discuss the implications of the premise that any new, relativistic, highly energetic neutral particle that interacts with quarks and gluons would create cascade-like events in the IceCube (IC) detector which would be observationally indistinguishable from neutral current deep-inelastic (DIS) scattering events due to neutrinos. Consequently, one reason for deviations, breaks or excesses in the expected astrophysical power-law neutrino spectrum could be the flux of such a particle. Motivated by features in the recent 1347-day IceCube high energy starting event (HESE) data, we focus on particular boosted dark matter (chi) related realizations of this premise, where chi is assumed to be much lighter than, and the result of, the slow decay of a massive scalar (phi ) which constitutes a major fraction of the Universe's dark matter (DM). We show that this hypothesis, coupled with a standard power-law astrophysical neutrino flux is capable of providing very good fits
Monday, March 20
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Universe (Large Seminar Room)
Summary: Top and Higgs save the world (Dr. Kirill Skovpen) - IIHE
Description: Top and Higgs save the world (Dr. Kirill Skovpen) - IIHE
Wednesday, March 22
Time: All day event
Location: Salle de séminaire Jean-Baptiste Carnoy (B059) B059
Summary: LHCTheory ERC meeting
Description: LHCTheory ERC meeting
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: PhysTh seminar room (Building NO, 7th floor, room 110)
Summary: ULB PhysTh journal club
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Woluwe
Summary: Conférence "Quand Louvain voyait naître la cosmologie... La vie et l'oeuvre de Georges Lemaître" pour tout public
Description: Conférence "Quand Louvain voyait naître la cosmologie... La vie et l'oeuvre de Georges Lemaître" pour tout public
Thursday, March 23
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cyclotron CYCL01
Summary: The Large Hadron Collider and beyond: future paths in High Energy Physics
Description: The Large Hadron Collider and beyond: future paths in High Energy Physics
Wednesday, March 29
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: PhysTh seminar room (Building NO, 7th floor, room 110)
Summary: ULB PhysTh journal club
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cyclotron Seminar room (E.349)
Summary: Possible explanation of the electron positron anomaly at 17 MeV in $^8 Be$ transitions
Description: Possible explanation of the electron positron anomaly at 17 MeV in $^8 Be$ transitions
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Mons
Summary: Conférence "Quand Louvain voyait naître la cosmologie... La vie et l'oeuvre de Georges Lemaître" pour tout public
Description: Conférence "Quand Louvain voyait naître la cosmologie... La vie et l'oeuvre de Georges Lemaître" pour tout public