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IOP 2014 Joint HEPP & APP Group Meeting

from Monday, April 7, 2014 (10:30 AM) to Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (5:30 PM)
Royal Holloway, University of London (Windsor Building)

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Apr 7, 2014
Apr 8, 2014
Apr 9, 2014
AM
10:30 AM
Registration (until 12:30 PM) (Windsor Building Foyer)
8:30 AM
Plenary 3 - Session chair: Dr. Jonas Rademacker (until 10:00 AM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
8:30 AM Status of Quark Flavour Physics - Prof. Franz Muheim   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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9:05 AM Probing New Physics through Flavour Violation - Dr Evgueni Goudzovski   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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9:35 AM Electric Dipole Moments, Recent Results and Prospects - Dr Clark Griffith   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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10:00 AM --- Coffee / Poster Session I ---
10:30 AM
Plenary 4 - Session chair: Prof. Christos Touramanis (until 12:00 PM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
10:30 AM Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Results from Current Experiments - Dr Helen O'Keeffe   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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11:05 AM Neutrino Mass Searches with Beta Decay Experiments - Dr Jeff Hartnell   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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11:35 AM Neutrino Particle Astrophysics - Dr Ryan Nichol   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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8:30 AM
Plenary 5 - Session chair: Prof. Antonella De Santo (until 10:30 AM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
8:30 AM LHC Detector Upgrades - Prof. Geoff Hall (Imperial College London)   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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8:55 AM The Next-Generation Particle Accelerator - Dr Frank Zimmermann (CERN)   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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9:25 AM Future Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillation Experiments and Detectors - Dr Morgan Wascko   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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9:55 AM Gravitational Wave Detection: the Advanced Generation of Gravitational-Wave Detectors - Prof. Sheila Rowan   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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10:30 AM --- Coffee / Poster Session II ---
11:00 AM
Plenary 6 - Session chair: Prof. Jordan Nash (until 12:30 PM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
11:00 AM Why do we live in a Matter Dominated Universe? - Prof. Silvia Pascoli   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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11:30 AM Particle Theory: Where We Go From Here - Prof. John March-Russell   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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12:00 PM Accelerators: How Do We Get to 100 TeV? - Dr Vladimir Shiltsev   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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PM
12:30 PM --- Lunch ---
1:30 PM
Plenary 1 - Session chair: Prof. Mark Lancaster (until 3:50 PM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
1:30 PM Welcome - Prof. Paul Layzell, Principal   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
1:35 PM The Status of Standard Model Measurements at the LHC - Dr Emily Nurse (University College London)   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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2:10 PM The Status of Beyond Standard Model Searches at the LHC - Dr Henning Flaecher (University of Bristol)   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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2:45 PM The Status of the LHC Higgs Programme - Prof. William Murray (STFC/Warwick)   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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3:20 PM 125 GeV Higgs, Now What? - Dr Chris Quigg (Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (US))   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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3:50 PM --- Coffee ---
4:15 PM
Plenary 2 - Session chair: Prof. Dan Tovey (until 6:30 PM) (Windsor Building Auditorium)
4:15 PM PLANCK: 2013 Results and Future Prospects - Dr Anthony Challinor   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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4:45 PM Gamma Ray Astronomy - Prof. Paula Chadwick   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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5:15 PM Dark Matter Direct Detection - Dr James Nikkel   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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5:40 PM Cosmology: What Will the Next Big Discovery Be? - Prof. Katherine Freese   (Windsor Building Auditorium)
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6:30 PM --- Reception ---
12:00 PM
HEPP Group AGM (until 1:00 PM) (Windsor Building)
12:00 PM --- Lunch ---
1:00 PM
Parallel 1A - Session chair: Dr. Veronique Boisvert (until 3:30 PM) (Room A)
1:00 PM Measurement of the distribution of $\varphi^\star$ in events containing dimuon pairs with masses between 30 and 500 GeV in 10.4 fb$^{−1}$ of proton-antiproton collisions - Mr Xingguo Li (Manchester University)   (Room A)
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1:15 PM A measurement of the $\phi^{\star}$ angle in Drell-Yan di-lepton pairs - Samuel Webb (University of Manchester (GB))   (Room A)
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1:30 PM Observation of electroweak Zjj production - Christian Gutschow (University College London (UK))   (Room A)
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1:45 PM Production of a Z Boson in association with b-jets measured with the ATLAS detector - Peter Robert Davison (University College London (UK))   (Room A)
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2:00 PM QCD Estimation in V+jet Production at the LHC - Craig Anthony Sawyer (University of Oxford (GB))   (Room A)
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2:15 PM Central exclusive production at LHCb: current analyses and future detectors - Scott Stevenson (University of Oxford (GB))   (Room A)
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2:30 PM Low Mu Run analysis on Measurement of the 2012 Inclusive Jet Cross Section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$8 TeV using the ATLAS detector - Hilal Kucuk (University of London (GB))   (Room A)
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2:45 PM B-tagging Calibration Bias Using Semileptonic Jets - Joshuha Thomas-Wilsker (Royal Holloway, University of London (GB))   (Room A)
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3:00 PM Top pair differential cross-section measurements with respect to MET, HT and other global distributions at CMS - Jeson Abe Jacob (University of Bristol (GB))   (Room A)
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3:15 PM First Observation of the Associated Production of a Single Top Quark with a W Boson - Mr Duncan Leggat (University of Brunel)   (Room A)
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1:00 PM
Parallel 1B - Session chair: Dr. Mitesh Patel (until 3:30 PM) (Room B)
1:00 PM Search for the decay $\Lambda_b^0 \rightarrow \Lambda^0 \eta^{(\prime)}$ at LHCb - James Mccarthy (University of Birmingham (GB))   (Room B)
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1:15 PM Measurement of the differential branching fraction of the rare decay $\Lambda_{b} \to pK\mu\mu$ at LHCb - Mr Michael Kiss (STFC (RAL))   (Room B)
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1:30 PM The analysis of $B^0\rightarrow K^{{\star}0}\mu\mu$ decays at including S-wave contributions at LHCb - Sam Cunliffe (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room B)
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1:45 PM Rare B decays in ATLAS: results and most recent updates on the 2012 analyses - Cristiano Alpigiani   (Room B)
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2:00 PM CP asymmetries in $B\rightarrow K^{(\star)}\mu\mu$ decays - Simon Robert Magee Wright (University of Cambridge (GB))   (Room B)
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2:15 PM $B_{s}^{0} \rightarrow D_s^{(\ast)+} D_s^{(\ast)-}$ Decays in LHCb - Adrian Andrew Pritchard (University of Liverpool (GB))   (Room B)
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2:30 PM Search for $B_s^0 \to \phi \pi^+ \pi^-$ and $B_d^0 \to \phi \pi^+ \pi^-$ decays in LHCb - Haofei Luo (University of Edinburgh (GB))   (Room B)
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2:45 PM Towards measurements of CKM parameters with loops and trees at LHCb - Mr Sam Hall (Imperial College London)   (Room B)
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3:00 PM A measurement of the CP-violation parameter $\gamma$ from $B^{\pm}\rightarrow [hh]_{D}K^{\pm}$ decays - Mr Donal Hill (University of Oxford, LHCb Experiment)   (Room B)
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3:15 PM --- End ---
1:00 PM
Parallel 1C - Session chair: Dr. Joanna Cole (until 3:30 PM) (Room C)
1:00 PM Compressed and Split Spectra in Minimal SUSY SO(10) - Mr Tomas Gonzalo (UCL)   (Room C)
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1:15 PM Searching for supersymmetry with compressed mass spectra at CMS - Robyn Lucas (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room C)
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1:30 PM Supersymmetry searches in three lepton events at ATLAS - Itzebelt Santoyo Castillo (University of Sussex (GB))   (Room C)
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1:45 PM A search for supersymmetry using four or more leptons at ATLAS - Zara Jane Grout (University of Sussex (GB))   (Room C)
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2:00 PM Search for strongly produced SUSY particles in events with zero leptons, jets and missing transverse energy with the ATLAS detector. - Gareth Thomas Fletcher (University of Sheffield (GB))   (Room C)
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2:15 PM Searching for SUSY in the Jets+MET channel with the AlphaT kinematic variable - Christopher Lucas (University of Bristol (GB))   (Room C)
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2:30 PM Searching for supersymmetry in events with large jet multiplicities using b-tagging and large-radius jets with 20 fb$^{−1}$ of ATLAS data - Mireia Crispin Ortuzar (University of Oxford (GB))   (Room C)
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2:45 PM Searching for strongly produced SUSY with like-charge leptons at ATLAS - Thomas Gillam (University of Cambridge (GB))   (Room C)
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3:00 PM The CMSSM and NUHM1 after LHC Run 1 - Kees Jan De Vries (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room C)
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3:15 PM --- End ---
1:00 PM
Parallel 1D - Session chair: Dr. Chamkaur Ghag (until 3:30 PM) (Room D)
1:00 PM Is there evidence for a Dark Matter signal in CoGeNT data? - Jonathan Davis (IPPP, Durham University)   (Room D)
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1:15 PM First results from the LUX dark matter experiment - Dr Lea Reichhart (University College London)   (Room D)
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1:30 PM Delayed Coincidence Analysis for Determining the 85Kr Background in LUX - Mr Adam Bailey (Imperial College)   (Room D)
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1:45 PM Multi Higgs doublet models - Dr Venus Keus (University of Southampton)   (Room D)
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2:00 PM A DEAP Search for Dark Matter: An Overview of the DEAP-3600 Experiment - Dr Joseph Walding (Royal Holloway, University of London)   (Room D)
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2:15 PM A DEAPer Search for Dark Matter: Getting Ready for Data - Alistair Butcher (R)   (Room D)
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2:30 PM The long term future of direct detection Experiments and the Neutrino barrier. - Dr Malcolm Fairbairn (King's College London)   (Room D)
2:45 PM DMTPC Progress on Directional Dark Matter Detection - Mr Richard Eggleston (RHUL)   (Room D)
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3:00 PM Simple steps to analyse direct detection experiments without halo uncertainties - Felix Kahlhoefer (University of Oxford)   (Room D)
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3:15 PM --- End ---
1:00 PM
Parallel 1E - Session chair: Dr. Simon Peeters (until 3:30 PM) (Room E)
1:00 PM Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay of $\rm{^{100}Mo}$ in the final NEMO-3 dataset - Dr Stefano Torre (UCL)   (Room E)
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1:15 PM Results of the NEMO-3 experiment and Low-radioactivity measurements for SuperNEMO with the BiPo detector - Mr Guillaume Eurin (University College London (UK))   (Room E)
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1:30 PM Status of the SuperNEMO experiment - Pawel Guzowski (University of Manchester)   (Room E)
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1:45 PM The SNO+ Experiment - Dr Philip Jones (QMUL)   (Room E)
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2:00 PM Developing criteria for SNO+ Data Quality and Run Selection - Ashley Back (Queen Mary, University of London)   (Room E)
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2:15 PM The FNAL muon g-2 experiment - Mark Lancaster (University College London (UK))   (Room E)
2:30 PM Magnetometry standard for the muon g−2 experiment - Dr Sam Henry (University of Oxford)   (Room E)
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2:45 PM A Search for Muon to Electron Conversion with COMET - Andrew Edmonds (UCL)   (Room E)
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3:00 PM SQUID Magnetometry for Neutron EDM Experiments - Ms Amy Cottle (University of Oxford)   (Room E)
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3:15 PM A prototype atomic interferometer for fundamental physics - Oliver Burrow (University of Liverpool)   (Room E)
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3:30 PM --- Coffee ---
4:00 PM
Parallel 2A - Session chair: Dr. Antonin Vacheret (until 6:30 PM) (Room A)
4:00 PM A software framework and toolkit for developing simulations of 2D pixel detectors - Mr Ashley Joy (UCL)   (Room A)
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4:15 PM 3D Silicon and 3D Diamond detectors for future upgrades of LHC experiments - Iain Haughton (University of Manchester (GB))   (Room A)
4:30 PM Characterisation of ATLAS planar pixel modules for ATLAS Upgrade - Kate Doonan (University of Glasgow (GB))   (Room A)
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4:45 PM The CBC2 ASIC for 2S Modules at HL-LHC - Davide Braga (RAL/STFC)   (Room A)
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5:00 PM TORCH - a Cherenkov based Time-of-Flight Detetor - Euan Niall Cowie (University of Bristol (GB))   (Room A)
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5:15 PM LHCb's future vertex detector - Thomas Bird (University of Manchester (GB))   (Room A)
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5:30 PM Sensor R&D for the stable operation of the LZ detector - Paul Scovell (University of Oxford)   (Room A)
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5:45 PM High voltage delivery in LZ - Dr Alfredo Tomas Alquezar (Imperial College London)   (Room A)
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6:00 PM The SoLid Experiment - Nick Ryder (University of Oxford (GB))   (Room A)
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6:15 PM Detecting Special Nuclear Material With Muon Scattering Tomography - Mr Christian Thomay (University of Bristol)   (Room A)
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4:00 PM
Parallel 2B - Session chair: Dr. Marcella Bona (until 6:30 PM) (Room B)
4:00 PM Search for CP violation in $B\rightarrow DK$, $D\rightarrow hh\pi^0$ decays at LHCb - Nazim Hussain (University of Oxford (GB))   (Room B)
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4:15 PM Dalitz plot analysis of $B_s\rightarrow D^0K\pi$ - Daniel Charles Craik (University of Warwick (GB))   (Room B)
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4:30 PM Charmless three body decays at LHCb - Rafael Silva Coutinho (University of Warwick (GB))   (Room B)
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4:45 PM Search for the two-body charmless baryonic $B$-decays $B^{0} \to p \bar{p}$ and $B_{s}^{0} \to p \bar{p}$ at LHCb - John Beddow (University of Glasgow (GB))   (Room B)
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5:00 PM Time-dependent measurements of CP violation in charm - Mark Elliot Smith (University of Manchester (GB))   (Room B)
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5:15 PM D mixing in multi-body decays - Samuel Thomas Harnew (University of Bristol (GB))   (Room B)
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5:30 PM Crystal collimation for LHC - Daniele Mirarchi (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room B)
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5:45 PM Investigating the Microbunching Instability at Diamond Light Source - Mr William Shields (Royal Holloway, University of London)   (Room B)
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6:00 PM The AWAKE experiment beam-plasma interaction simulations - Scott Mandry (University College London, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)   (Room B)
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6:15 PM Muon tomography to monitor carbon sequestration - Sam Telfer (The University of Sheffield)   (Room B)
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4:00 PM
Parallel 2C - Session chair: Dr. Jon Hays (until 6:30 PM) (Room C)
4:00 PM Evidence for Higgs Boson Decays to the $\tau\tau$ Final State with the ATLAS Detector - Carl Jeske (University of Warwick)   (Room C)
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4:15 PM ATLAS results on the Higgs boson properties in the decay channel $H\rightarrow ZZ\rightarrow 4\ell$ - Ludovica Aperio Bella (University of Birmingham (GB))   (Room C)
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4:30 PM Overview of 0-Lepton $Z(\nu\nu) + H(b\bar{b})$ Analysis and b-tagging MC Calibration - Matthew Ian Jackson (University of Liverpool (GB))   (Room C)
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4:45 PM The matrix element method in the search for dileptonic ttH(H$\to$bb) - Ian Allan Connelly (Royal Holloway, University of London)   (Room C)
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5:00 PM Novel Techniques to improve the Invariant Dijet Mass Reconstruction in the Standard Model Higgs boson resonance search $H\rightarrow b\bar{b}$ in association with a W/Z boson using the ATLAS detector - Manuel Proissl (University of Edinburgh (GB))   (Room C)
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5:15 PM Search for the Higgs Boson $b\bar{b}$ decay with the ATLAS detector - Ines Ochoa (University of London (GB))   (Room C)
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5:30 PM Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson decaying to bb produced in association with a W boson with the ATLAS detector - Benedict Allbrooke (University of Birmingham (GB))   (Room C)
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5:45 PM Using a Regressional Analysis to Improve the b-jet energy correction in $WH\rightarrow\ell\nu bb$ Searches at ATLAS - Thomas Olivier Ravenscroft (University of Glasgow (GB))   (Room C)
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6:00 PM Evidence for the 125GeV Higgs boson decaying to a pair of tau leptons at CMS - Rebecca Charlotte Lane (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room C)
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6:15 PM Search for invisible Higgs decays in the VBF channel using the CMS detector - João Pela (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))   (Room C)
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4:00 PM
Parallel 2D - Session chair: Dr. Joseph Walding (until 6:30 PM) (Room D)
4:00 PM Using cosmological data to study Dark Matter interactions with Standard Model particles - Mr Ryan Wilkinson (IPPP, Durham University)   (Room D)
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4:15 PM The LZ dark matter experiment - Henrique Araujo (Imperial College London)   (Room D)
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4:30 PM Building the background screening capability for LZ - Dr Chamkaur Ghag (University College London)   (Room D)
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4:45 PM Beyond DEAP-3600: Development of a 50-tonne Next-Generation Liquid Argon Detector at SNOLAB - Simon Peeters (University of Sussex)   (Room D)
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5:00 PM The search for heavy neutrinos at NA62 - Francis Oliver Newson (University of Birmingham (GB))   (Room D)
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5:15 PM A search for long lived neutral particles decaying to photons at the ATLAS detector - Allan Kenneth Lehan (University of Liverpool (GB))   (Room D)
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5:30 PM Search for high-mass dilepton resonances in 21 fb$^{−1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment - Marc Bret Cano (University of London (GB))   (Room D)
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5:45 PM Searches for violation of lepton flavour and baryon number in tau lepton decays at LHCb - Jon Harrison (University of Manchester (GB))   (Room D)
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6:00 PM Axion search prospects with the LZ experiment - Dr Paolo Beltrame (University of Edinburgh)   (Room D)
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6:15 PM --- End ---
4:00 PM
Parallel 2E - Session chair: Dr. Roxanne Guenette (until 6:30 PM) (Room E)
4:00 PM Neutrino interactions and the T2K experiment - Mr Andrew Furmanski (University of Warwick)   (Room E)
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4:15 PM Neutrinos in Gas at T2K - Pip Hamilton (Imperial College London)   (Room E)
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4:30 PM Proton selection in the T2K near detector ND280 - Mr Michail Lazos (Liverpool University)   (Room E)
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4:45 PM Towards measuring charged current neutrino interactions in T2K’s electromagnetic calorimeters - Mr Dominic Brailsford (Imperial College)   (Room E)
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5:00 PM Selecting electron anti-neutrino charge current events in the ND280 tracker at T2K - Luke Southwell (Lancaster University)   (Room E)
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5:15 PM Sensitivities to neutrino oscillation parameters of the Hyper-K experiment - Ms Linda Cremonesi (Queen Mary University of London)   (Room E)
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5:30 PM Near Detector Simulations in LAGUNA-LBNO - Mr Thomas Stainer (University of Liverpool)   (Room E)
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5:45 PM Neutrino Oscillation Search With MINOS+ - Mr Joseph O'Connor (University College London)   (Room E)
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6:00 PM Manifest causality in QFT with sources and detectors - Dr Peter Millington (University of Manchester and IPPP, Durham University)   (Room E)
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6:15 PM The $N_2$-dominated scenario of leptogenesis - Mr Michele Re Fiorentin (University of Southampton)   (Room E)
7:00 PM --- Conference Banquet ---
12:30 PM
APP Group AGM (until 1:30 PM) (Windsor Building)
12:30 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Plenary 7: STFC Town Meeting and the Global Programme (until 5:15 PM) (Boilerhouse Auditorium)
2:00 PM Town Meeting: State of the STFC - Prof. John Womersley (STFC)   (Boilerhouse Auditorium)
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2:30 PM Science Board Report - Prof. Matt Griffin   (Boilerhouse Auditorium)
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2:45 PM Q&A   (Boilerhouse Auditorium)
4:00 PM The Global Strategy in Particle Physics - Prof. Tatsuya Nakada (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH))   (Boilerhouse Auditorium)
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4:25 PM Panel on Future Directions in Particle Physics - Prof. John Womersley (STFC) Prof. Grahame Blair (STFC) Prof. Tatsuya Nakada (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (CH)) Prof. Philip Burrows (Oxford University) Prof. Alison Davenport Dave Wark (RAL / Imperial College London)   (Boilerhouse Auditorium)