Fourth NExT PhD Workshop: the Road Ahead

Europe/London
Lecture Theatre C (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton)

Lecture Theatre C

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
Description

This NExT PhD Workshop is the fourth of a series of Workshops for Graduate students. It is open to NExT Institute staff, PDRAs and students, as well as external participants. It aims to bring people together to present, share and generate new ideas. The topic of this Graduate Workshop is "The road ahead", a chance to discuss present status and future plans for particle physics in the light of LHC, Planck and neutrino results. This will be the topic of the lectures planned for the PhD school. Two afternoon sessions will be conference-type with talks given by young members of the NExT nodes. A poster session will take place on the first day, before dinner.

The core of the program consists of a series of extensive review talks and lectures on:

Higgs experiment: N Konstantinidis (University College London, UK)
Higgs theory: D Miller (University of Glasgow, UK)
Beyond the SM: V Sanz (University of Sussex, UK)
Dark Matter: L Roszkowski (National Centre for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland)
Supersymmetry: S Khalil (Zewail City of Science & Technology, Egypt)
LHC detectors and Experimental techniques: F Salvatore (University of Sussex, UK)
Cosmology and gravitational waves: C Baccigalupi (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste, Italy)

The workshop will feature also the following.

* Research presentations by participants (talks and posters)
* A student-led discussion session (coordinated by SEPnet students)
* A discussion on Graduate School matters and their integration within GRADnet
* Plenty of time for informal conversations
* Social events like workshop dinners


The meeting is organised by the NExT Institute and sponsored by SEPnet. This event is in fact part of the SEPnet Graduate School.

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Poster
Slides
Participants
  • Alexander Belyaev
  • Alexander Stuart
  • Andrew Akeroyd
  • Andrew Meadowcroft
  • Anthony Preston
  • Ashley Back
  • Barry Dillon
  • Christopher Fritz
  • Christopher Harman
  • Claire O'Brien
  • David Miller
  • Declan Millar
  • Djuna Lize Croon
  • Elena Accomando
  • Emine Yildirim
  • Fabrizio Salvatore
  • Fredrik Bjorkeroth
  • Heather McAslan
  • Juri Fiaschi
  • Kilian Nickel
  • Leszek Roszkowski
  • Luca Panizzi
  • Maien Binjonaid
  • Marc Thomas
  • Maria Dimou
  • Miguel Crispim Romao
  • Nicola Hopkins
  • Nikos Konstantinidis
  • Peter Jones
  • Robin Aggleton
  • Russell Kirk
  • Samuel Jones
  • Shaaban Khalil
  • Sophie King
  • Stefano Moretti
  • Stephan Huber
  • Thomas Neder
  • Tim Morris
  • Tony Poll
  • Tugba Buyukbese
  • Veronica SANZ
  • Zoe Slade
    • 10:30 10:55
      Coffee 25m
    • 10:55 11:00
      Welcome Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 11:00 12:40
      Higgs Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Luca Panizzi (University of Southampton)
      • 11:00
        Higgs Theory 1 50m
        Speaker: David Miller (University of Glasgow)
        Slides
      • 11:50
        Higgs Experiment 1 50m
        Speaker: Nikos Konstantinidis (University College London (UK))
        Slides
    • 12:40 14:10
      Lunch 1h 30m Hartley Lounge (Building 38 (Hartley Suite))

      Hartley Lounge

      Building 38 (Hartley Suite)

    • 14:10 15:50
      Dark Matter Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Stephan Huber (Unknown)
      • 14:10
        Dark Matter 1 50m
        Speaker: Leszek Roszkowski (University of Sheffield (GB))
        Slides
      • 15:00
        Dark Matter 2 50m
        Speaker: Leszek Roszkowski (University of Sheffield (GB))
    • 15:50 16:20
      Coffee Break 30m Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 16:20 18:00
      Cosmology & Gravitational waves Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Stephan Huber (Unknown)
      • 16:20
        Cosmology 50m
        Speaker: Carlo Baccigalupi (SISSA)
      • 17:10
        Gravitational Waves 50m
        Speaker: Carlo Baccigalupi (SISSA)
    • 18:00 19:00
      Poster Session Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      • 18:00
        An SU(5)xS4xU(1) model of flavour 1h
        Speaker: Maria Dimou (University of Southampton)
        Slides
      • 18:00
        Fine tuning in the NMSSM with and without extra matter 1h
        Speaker: Maien Binjonaid (University of Southampton)
      • 18:00
        Finite temperature considerations on the Higgs sector in the NMMSSM 1h
        Speaker: Mr Christopher Harman (University of Sussex)
      • 18:00
        Improving Z' searches with angular distribution analysis 1h
        Speaker: Mr Juri Fiaschi (University of Southampton)
        Slides
      • 18:00
        Large-D Limit of Quantum Gravity from Asymptotic Safety 1h
        Speaker: Tugba Buyukbese
        Slides
      • 18:00
        M-Theory and Particle Physics 1h
        Speaker: Miguel Crispim Romão (University of Southampton)
      • 18:00
        SNO+: readiness for data taking and neutrinoless double beta decay phenomenology 1h
        Speaker: Ashley Back (Queen Mary, University of London)
        Poster
      • 18:00
        SUSY signatures in GNMSSM using mono-jets and single photons 1h
        Speaker: Mr Kilian Nickel (University of Southampton)
        Slides
      • 18:00
        Top quark LHC phenomenology of extra dimensions 1h
        Speaker: Mr Declan Millar (Universoty of Southampton)
    • 19:30 22:30
      Dinner 3h Hartley room (Building 38 (Hartley Suite))

      Hartley room

      Building 38 (Hartley Suite)

    • 09:00 10:40
      Higgs Theory Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Andrew Akeroyd (University of Southampton)
      • 09:00
        Higgs Theory 2 50m
        Speaker: David Miller (University of Glasgow)
        Slides
      • 09:50
        Higgs Theory 3 50m
        Speaker: David Miller (University of Glasgow)
        Slides
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break 30m Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 11:10 12:50
      Higgs Experiment Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Andrew Akeroyd (University of Southampton)
      • 11:10
        Higgs Experiment 2 50m
        Speaker: Nikos Konstantinidis (University College London (UK))
      • 12:00
        Higgs Experiment 3 50m
        Speaker: Nikos Konstantinidis (University College London (UK))
    • 12:50 14:20
      Lunch 1h 30m Foyer (School of Physics and Astronomy)

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy

    • 14:20 16:00
      LHC Detectors and Experimental Techniques Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Alexander Stuart (University of Southampton)
      • 14:20
        LHC Detectors and Experimental Techniques 1 50m
        Speaker: Dr Fabrizio Salvatore (University of Sussex (GB))
        Slides
      • 15:10
        LHC Detectors and Experimental Techniques 2 50m
        Speaker: Dr Fabrizio Salvatore (University of Sussex (GB))
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Break 30m Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 16:30 18:10
      SUSY Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Alexander Stuart (University of Southampton)
      • 16:30
        SUSY 1 50m
        Speaker: Shaaban Khalil (Zeiwal City of Science and Technology)
        Slides
      • 17:20
        SUSY 2 50m
        Speaker: Shaaban Khalil (Zewail City of Science & Technology)
        Slides
    • 19:30 22:30
      Dinner 3h Terrace Restaurant (Building 38 (Hartley Suite))

      Terrace Restaurant

      Building 38 (Hartley Suite)

    • 09:00 10:40
      LHC Detector and Experimental Techniques / Beyond the Standard Model Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Alexander Belyaev (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
      • 09:00
        LHC Detectors and Experimental Techniques 3 50m
        Speaker: Dr Fabrizio Salvatore (University of Sussex (GB))
      • 09:50
        Beyond The Standard Model 1 50m
        Speaker: Veronica Sanz
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee Break 30m Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 11:10 12:50
      Beyond the Standard Model Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Convener: Alexander Belyaev (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
      • 11:10
        Beyond the Standard Model 2 50m
        Speaker: Veronica Sanz
      • 12:00
        Beyond the Standard Model 3 50m
        Speaker: Veronica Sanz
    • 12:50 14:10
      Lunch 1h 20m Foyer (School of Physics and Astronomy)

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy

    • 14:10 15:50
      Student Talks Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Conveners: Barry Dillon (University of Sussex) , Maien Binjonaid (University of Southampton)
      • 14:10
        Electron neutrino detection in the T2K off-axis near detector 20m
        T2K is an off-axis long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, optimised to measure theta13 and delta-cp, using a muon neutrino beam. The best mode of flavour transformation for this is to look for electron neutrino appearance, and the dominant background for such measurements is the intrinsic electron neutrino component in the beam itself. I will discuss the work being done at, and present recent results from, the off-axis near detector (ND280) to detect charged current electron neutrino interactions and construct cross-section measurements.
        Speaker: Sophie King (QMUL / University of Southampton)
        Slides
      • 14:30
        Jet Observables at NNLL Accuracy 20m
        I will discuss the motivations and general idea of soft gluon resummation in QCD. Following previously formulated methods, I will talk about the resummation to next-to-leading logarithmic order of collider observables, such as event-shapes and jet rates. Finally, I will detail some of the new contributions required to achieve resummation of such observables to NNLL order.
        Speaker: Heather MCASLAN (University of Sussex)
        Slides
      • 14:50
        Dark Matter from Decaying Topological Defects 20m
        The topological defects which are predicted to arise when the universe undergoes spontaneous symmetry breaking can decay producing dark matter particles, this alters the standard freeze-out process. Consequently this means that one can significantly weaken relic density bounds on a dark matter model by introducing defects, to showcase this I'll consider the effect of the mechanism on the Inert Doublet Model.
        Speaker: Kirk Russell (Royal Holloway)
        Slides
      • 15:10
        Probing Higgs Physics with Vector-Boson Scattering 20m
        In the standard model, the Higgs boson unitarizes longitudinally polarized vector boson scattering. If the couplings are not standard model like, this unitarization is lost and large increases in scattering cross sections can occur. Therefore, longitudinally polarized vector scattering is a potential probe of BSM Higgs physics. Unfortunately however, this potential probe of new physics is usually obscured by the large irreducible background of transversely polarized boson scattering. We show that combining cuts on two main observables is very effective at reducing this transversely polarized background, enabling vector boson fusion to provide a robust, model independent method to study Higgs boson couplings to gauge bosons.
        Speaker: Marc Thomas (Southampton University)
        Slides
      • 15:30
        Search for light CP-odd higgs in the NMSSM at CMS 20m
        Speaker: Robin Cameron Aggleton (University of Bristol (GB))
        Slides
    • 15:50 16:20
      Coffee Break 30m Foyer

      Foyer

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
    • 16:20 17:10
      Student Lead Session Lecture Theatre C

      Lecture Theatre C

      School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton

      University of Southampton,Building 46 Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ
      Conveners: Djuna Lize Croon (University of Sussex) , Marc Thomas (Southampton University) , Sophie King (University of Soupthampton / QMUL)