Caltech High Energy Physics Monday Seminars 2004-2005

                                          All seminars are held at 4 p.m. in 469 Lauritsen unless otherwise noted.

October 4, 2004

Emlyn W. Hughes, Caltech, Measurement of Parity Violation in Electron-electron Scattering

October 11, 2004

            Vincenzo Cirigliano, Caltech,  Neutrinoless double beta decay and lepton flavor violation
October 18, 2004

            Dan Pirjol, MIT,  Determining V(ub) with exclusive B decays.

October 25, 2004

            Masaoki Kusunoki, Ohio State, X(3872) as a loosely bound molecule

November 1, 2004

            Sean  Carroll,  Univ of Chicago,  How Eternal Inflation Can Explain the Second Law of Thermodynamics

November 8, 2004
Sonny Mantry, MIT, Heavy Quark Symmetry in Isosinglet Nonleptonic B-decays

November 15, 2004

            Jay Hubisz, Cornell, Phenomenology of a little Higgs with T-parity

November 22, 2004
Renee Fatemi, Indiana University, Spin Physics at STAR: First Results and Future Measurements
November 29, 2004
Michael Dine,  UC Santa Cruz,  Supersymmetry Breaking and the Landscape

December 6, 2004
             Arkady Vainshtein, University of Minnesota, Hadronic Effects in the Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment

Winter Recess

January 10, 2005
            Matthew Schwartz, UC Berkeley, The strong CP problem, naturalness, and extra dimensions
January 17, 2005
             Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 24, 2005
            Yury Kolomensky, UC Berkeley, Precision Low Energy Experiments in the LHC Era
January 31, 2005
            Robin Erbacher, UC Davis, Searches for New Physics in the Top Quark Sector
February 7, 2005
            Stephon Alexander, Stanford University, Baryogenesis from Inflationary Gravity Waves: An Observational Constraint on the String Scale
February 14, 2005           

          Roman Buniy, University of Oregon,  Stability and the Null Energy Condition

February 21, 2005
             President's Day Holiday           
             Aaron Roodman
, SLAC, Exploring Penguins: Gluonic Loop Diagrams at Babar
February 28, 2005
            Steve Parke, Fermilab, CP Violation in the Lepton Sector

March 7, 2005
            Andrzej Czarnecki, University of Alberta, Simple Atoms and the Determination of Fundamental Constants

March  14,  2005
             Gundrun Hiller, Cern and Munich University, B-decay constraints on extensions of the Standard Model

Spring Recess

March 28, 2005
            Mark Trodden, Syracuse, Connecting Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
April 4, 2005
             Vivek Sharma, UCSD, Recent Results from Babar
April 11, 2005
            no seminar
April 18, 2005
            Paul Sorensen, LBL, What We've Learned about Quark-Gluon Matter from Hadron Formation in Nuclear Collisions at RHIC
April 25, 2005
            Andrew Frey, Caltech, Effects of Strings During Inflation and Reheating
May 2, 2005

            David Kawall, University of Massachusetts, EDM Searches: High Energy Physics on a Tabletop
May 9, 2005
            Ralf Hofmann,  Universitaet Heidelberg and Universitaet Frankfurt, Nonperturbative approach to SU(2)/SU(3) Yang-Mills thermodynamics and some of its
                                      implications for particle physics and cosmology

May 16, 2005
            Peter Fisher, MIT, Bumps and Bangs: looking for dark matter in our galactic neighborhood
Dark matter has been around for a long time.  Originally, it was needed to explain galactic dynamics and more recently, evidence has come from microwave background and supernova measurements.  However, we still do not know what dark matter is. The general idea is that dark matter is composed of fundamenetal particles and I will discuss some aspects of the three main ways of looking for particle dark matter: direct searches and two types of indirect searches. Each tells us something a different about dark matter in our galaxy.  I will talk about new interpretations of recent results and some new experimental ideas.

May 23, 2005

            Krishna Kumar, UMass, Parity Violating Electron Scattering: Past, Present and Future

May 30, 2005
            Memorial Day holiday

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