41st SLAC Summer Institute

chaired by JoAnne Hewett (SLAC), Thomas Rizzo (SLAC), Stefan Funk (SLAC), Dong Su (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
from to (US/Pacific)
SLAC ( Redwood Room (ROB) )
Description
The SLAC Summer Institute is an annual event held at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in July-August. The Institute is a two-week-long Summer School. Lectures are given Monday through Friday each morning.  The afternoons contain a mixture of topical talks, discussion sessions, and tours. In the evenings, there are social activities and student poster sessions. The attendance is typically a mixture from graduate students to senior researchers.

We have much knowledge about the universe around us, yet many mysteries remain.  These questions are best pursued with a variety of approaches that are often characterized as exploration along the cosmic, energy, and intensity frontiers.  The institute this year will focus on the theoretical motivations and experimental techniques that will enable exciting discoveries along these frontiers in the next generation of physics experiments.  The institue will closely follow the 2013 "Snowmass" Community Summer Study and will serve as a means for young physicists to participate. Mornings will consist of lectures. Work on "Snowmass" related projects will take place in the afternoons, alternating with topical conference talks, discussion sessions, tours, and social events.
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  • Monday, 8 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Broad Overview 1h0'
        Speaker: David Brian Macfarlane (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Energy Frontier Physics: The Big Questions (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael Peskin (SLAC)
        Slides
      • 11:45 Accelerating Protons 1h0'
        Speaker: Steve Myers (CERN)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:45 Discussions & Project kick-off
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 14:45 Q & A 1h15'
      • 16:00 Afternoon Break 30'
      • 16:30 Project kick-off 1h15'
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner ( Panofsky Breezeway )
      Pre-registration required
  • Tuesday, 9 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Energy Frontier Physics: The Big Questions (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael Peskin (SLAC)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Exploring the Energy Frontier with Hadron Colliders (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Gustaaf Brooijmans (Columbia University (US))
        Slides
      • 11:45 Instrumentation on the Energy Frontier (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Dr. Ronald Lipton (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:55 Topical Conference I: Kavli Auditorium
      Location: Kavli Auditorium
      • 14:45 Results from the Tevatron 30'
        Speaker: Reinhard Schwienhorst (Michigan State University (US))
        Slides
      • 15:15 Recent Results from ATLAS 45'
        Speaker: Jason Nielsen (University of California,Santa Cruz (US))
        Slides
      • 16:00 Afternoon Break 20'
      • 16:20 Recent Results from CMS 45'
        Speaker: Kevin Patrick Lannon (University of Notre Dame (US))
        Slides
  • Wednesday, 10 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Exploring the Energy Frontier with Hadron Colliders (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Gustaaf Brooijmans (Columbia University (US))
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Accelerating Electrons 1h0'
        Speaker: Nanette Phinney (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
        Slides
      • 11:30 Exploring the Energy Frontier with Lepton Colliders 1h0'
        Speaker: Prof. Hiroaki Aihara (University of Tokyo)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:45 Discussions & Projects
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 14:45 Q & A 1h15'
      • 16:00 Afternoon Break 30'
      • 16:30 Project working session 1h15'
  • Thursday, 11 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Detector Instrumentation on the Energy Frontier (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Dr. Ronald Lipton (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Flavor Physics: The Big Questions (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Zoltan Ligeti (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
        Slides
      • 11:45 Hadron Facilities for Flavor Physics 1h0'
        Speaker: Marina Artuso (Syracuse University (US))
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:35 Topical Conference II: Kavli Auditorium
      • 14:45 Results from LHCb 30'
        Speaker: Eugeni Grauges Pous (University of Barcelona (ES))
        Slides
      • 15:15 Results from the B-factories 30'
        Speaker: Fabio Anulli (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
        Slides
      • 15:45 Afternoon Break 20'
      • 16:05 Results from T2K 30'
        Speaker: Silvestro Di Luise (Eidgenoessische Tech. Hochschule Zuerich (CH))
        Slides
      • 16:35 Reactor Measurements of Theta_13 30'
        Speaker: Kazuhiro Terao (Columbia University)
        Slides
      • 17:05 Results from IceCube 30'
        Speaker: Chang Hyon Ha (LBNL)
        Slides
    • 18:00 - 19:00 Poster Social 1h0' ( ROB Redwood Room )
  • Friday, 12 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Project X 1h0'
        Speaker: Bob Tschirhart (FNAL)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Flavor Physics: The Big Questions (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Zoltan Ligeti (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
        Slides
      • 11:45 Lepton Facilities for Flavor Physics 1h0'
        Speaker: Prof. Tom Browder (University of Hawaii)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:15 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:45 Outreach: Kavli Auditorium
      Location: Kavli Auditorium
      • 14:45 Scientific Education: K-12 30'
        Speaker: Helen Quinn (SLAC)
        Slides
      • 15:15 How to Write about Science 30'
        Speaker: Kelen Tuttle (SLAC)
        Slides
      • 15:45 Afternoon Break 30' ( Panofsky Breezeway )
      • 16:15 How to perform outreach for an experiment 30'
        Speaker: Michael Barnett (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
        Slides
      • 16:45 How to Produce a Scientific Documentary 30'
        Speaker: Tony Lund (Revelations Entertainment)
  • Monday, 15 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Neutrino Physics: The Big Questions (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Alexander Friedland (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Neutrino Sources 1h0'
        Speaker: Sam Zeller (Fermilab)
        Slides
      • 11:45 Neutrino Detectors 1h0'
        Speaker: Sam Zeller (Fermilab)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:45 Discussion & Projects
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 14:45 Q & A 1h15'
      • 16:00 Afternoon Break 30'
      • 16:30 Project working session 1h15'
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner ( Panofsky Breezeway )
      Pre-registration is required
  • Tuesday, 16 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Neutrino Physics: The Big Questions (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Alexander Friedland (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay 1h0'
        Speaker: Michelle Dolinski (Drexel University)
        Slides
      • 11:45 Cosmic Frontier Physics: The Big Questions (I) 1h0'
        Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:05 Topical Conference III: Kavli Auditorium
      • 14:45 Results from Planck 30'
        Speaker: Marius Millea (UC Davis)
        Slides
      • 15:15 Results from Fermi 30'
        Speaker: Matthew Wood (SLAC)
        Slides
      • 15:45 Afternoon Break 20'
      • 16:05 Results from CDMS 30'
        Speaker: Bruno Serfass
        Slides
      • 16:35 Complementarity of Dark Matter Searches 30'
        Speaker: Ahmed Ismail (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
        Slides
  • Wednesday, 17 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 Cosmic Frontier Physics: The Big Questions (II) 1h0'
        Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky 1h0'
        Speaker: Stefano Profumo (UC Santa Cruz)
        Slides
      • 11:45 Cosmic Particles 1h0'
        Speaker: Angela Olinto (The University of Chicago)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
      on your own
    • 14:45 - 17:30 Discussion & Projects
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 14:45 Q & A 1h15'
      • 16:00 Afternoon Break 30'
      • 16:30 Project working session 1h0'
    • 17:30 - 19:30 Soccer 2h0' ( SLAC Green )
  • Thursday, 18 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( ROB Redwood Room )
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 09:00 The Cosmic Microwave Background 1h0'
        Speaker: Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University)
        Slides
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Searching for Dark Matter Underground 1h0'
        Speaker: Prof. Richard Gaitskell (Brown University)
        Slides
      • 11:45 Instrumentation on the Cosmic Frontier 1h0'
        Speaker: James Buckley (Washington University)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 14:45 Lunch ( Harvest Cafe )
    • 14:45 - 17:50 Presentations of Projects
      Location: ROB Redwood Room
      • 14:45 Q & A for lectures 45'
      • 15:30 CF1: 8 GeV WIMP DM 30'
        Speaker: Andrew Kobach (Northwestern University)
        Slides
      • 16:00 Afternoon break 20'
      • 16:20 CF2: 130 GeV Gamma Line 30'
        Speakers: Chaowaroj Wanotayaroj (University of Oregon (US)), Sho Uemura (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (US))
        Slides
      • 16:50 EF1: 4th generation b' 30'
        Speaker: Geert Jan Besjes (Radboud University Nijmegen (NL))
        Slides
      • 17:20 IF1: on/off-axis neutrino for Mass Hierarchy/CPV 30'
        Slides
    • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner ( Panofsky Breezeway )
      Pre-registration required
  • Friday, 19 July 2013
    • 08:30 - 09:00 Light Refreshments ( Kavli Auditorium )
      Kavli Auditorium
    • 09:00 - 12:45 Lectures: Kavli Auditorium
      Location: Kavli Auditorium
      • 09:00 Advanced Acceleration Techniques 1h0'
        Speaker: Mark Hogan (SLAC)
      • 10:00 Morning Break 30'
      • 10:30 Exploring the Cosmic Microwave Background 1h0'
        Speaker: Prof. Chao-Lin Kuo (Stanford University)
        Slides
      • 11:45 A View Ahead 1h0'
        Speaker: JoAnne Hewett (SLAC)
        Slides
    • 12:45 - 13:00 - Adjourn -