High Energy Particle Physics Workshop 2016

Africa/Johannesburg
iThemba LABS - North

iThemba LABS - North

Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & Empire Road, Braamfontein Private Bag11, WITS 2050, South Africa
Alan Cornell , Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of Wisconsin)
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The goal of this workshop is to give opportunity for students and young researchers to give presentations and to write proceedings. A morning plenary session, followed 15+5 minute presentations, shall be the format across our three days. The topics to be covered will be high-energy theory and phenomenology (heavy ions, pp, ep, ee collisions), ATLAS physics and ALICE physics. Given the format, it is expected that all MSc and PhD students will have a chance to present to their peers and senior physicists. It is envisioned to provide Honors and undergraduate students with the opportunity to perform poster presentations.
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High_Energy_Particle_Physics_Workshop_2016
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The goal of this workshop is to give opportunity for students and young researchers to give presentations and to write proceedings. A morning plenary session, followed 15+10 minute presentations, shall be the format across our three days. The topics to be covered will be high-energy theory and phenomenology (heavy ions, pp, ep, ee collisions), ATLAS physics and ALICE physics. Given the format, it is expected that all MSc and PhD students will have a chance to present to their peers and senior physicists. It is envisioned to provide Honors and undergraduate students with the opportunity to perform poster presentations.
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Bruce Mellado Garcia
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    • 09:00 10:00
      Opening Session
      • 09:00
        Welcome by the Wits DVC Research and Physics HoS 10m
        Speakers: Prof. Joao Rodrigues (University of the Witwatersrand) , Prof. Zeblon Vilakazi (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 09:10
        Welcome by the DST 15m
        Speaker: Dr. Daniel Adams (DST)
      • 09:25
        Welcome by the President of the SAIP 10m
        Speaker: Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)
      • 09:35
        Welcome by the Chairman of the SA-CERN Consortium 10m
        Speaker: Jean Cleymans (Department of Physics)
      • 09:45
        Goals and structure of the workshop 15m
        Speakers: Alan Cornell , Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 10:00 13:30
      Monte Carlo generator and data analysis tutorial Main auditorium (iThemba North)

      Main auditorium

      iThemba North

      Convener: Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))

      The tutorial will cover basics of Monte Carlo event generators, hands on exercise on running Pythia8 and Madgraph, an introduction to the Rivet analysis framework, and hopefully you running a simple analysis and making plots  at the end. Many of these tools are very useful for people who are doing phenomenology as well, so this is certainly not just targeted at experimentalists.

       

      Before coming here, I would really like you to do the following steps. We will try to help you at the venue, but that might result in you missing out on some part of the tutorial. If you are stuck in one of the steps, please send an email, and we will try to help.


      1. Download the virtualbox software (latest version) from here (depending on your OS):
      https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

      2. Install.

      3. Then download the virtual machine image we will be using for our tutorial session from here:

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwzeb5pxqm7y26j/HEPP2016.tar.bz2?dl=0

      * Please note this is almost 2 GB, so using your university network may be helpful ;)

      4. Uncompress the downloaded file. In Linux and Linux-like systems, it is simply tar -xvf <filename>. For Windows, usual zip programs should work, or google.

      5. Create a new machine with VirtualBox using the GUI. Click "new" from the left right corner, VirtualBox will ask for the name of the machine (pick anything) and its OS. For the latter choose Linux -> Ubuntu (32 bit). In the next step, set the size of the memory. About 1GB should be fine. In the last step, select the virtual disk. Choose 'Use an existing virtual hard drive file' and open the *.vdi file you just downloaded and extracted.

      * Important: you machine needs at least 8 GB of free space.

      6. Make sure the the VM starts. Username/password are student/hepp2016

       

       

      Please dont hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

    • 10:00 13:30
      QFT Lectures Boardroom (iThemba North)

      Boardroom

      iThemba North

      Convener: William Horowitz (University of Cape Town)
    • 13:30 14:30
      Lunch PDH atrium (Other Institutes)

      PDH atrium

      Other Institutes

      Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & Empire Road, Braamfontein Private Bag11, WITS 2050, South Africa
    • 14:30 17:30
      Advanced QFT lectures Boardroom (iThemba North)

      Boardroom

      iThemba North

      Convener: William Horowitz (University of Cape Town)
    • 14:30 17:30
      Lectures on Statistics Main auditorium (iThemba North)

      Main auditorium

      iThemba North

      Convener: Eilam Gross (Weizmann Institute of Science (IL))
    • 09:00 10:40
      Presentation session I
      Conveners: Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) , Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 09:00
        Short path length pQCD corrections to energy loss in the quark gluon plasma 20m
        Speaker: Isobel Kolbe (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 09:20
        Conditional probability computations in Asymptotically free QCD 20m
        Speaker: Ben Meiring (University of Cape Town)
      • 09:40
        Energy density of light quark jet using AdS/CFT 20m
        Speaker: Razieh Morad (University of Cape Town)
      • 10:00
        Non-Abelian correction to the Poisson Approximation for In Medium Multi-gluon Bremsstrahlung 20m
        Speaker: Andriniaina Narindra Rasoanaivo (University of Cape Town)
      • 10:20
        Production of Black Holes at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Gerhard Harmsen (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 10:40 11:00
      Break
    • 11:00 12:40
      Presentation session II
      Convener: Tom Dietel (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 11:00
        Quarkonium and open heavy-flavour production at forward rapidity with ALICE at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Massimiliano Marchisone (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 11:20
        Measurement of neutral pions in ALICE using the Photon Conversion Method 20m
        Speaker: Andile Mothegi Whitehead (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 11:40
        Measurement of open heavy-flavour production as a function of charged-particle multiplicity with ALICE at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Sibaliso Mhlanga (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 12:00
        Vector-boson production in p-Pb collisions with ALICE at the LHC 20m
        Speaker: Kgotlaesele Senosi (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 12:20
        Gauge-Higgs Unification in 5 Dimensions for a gauge group SU(3) 20m
        Speaker: Mohammed Khojali (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 12:40 14:00
      Lunch Atrium (PDH)

      Atrium

      PDH

      Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & Empire Road, Braamfontein Private Bag11, WITS 2050, South Africa
    • 14:00 15:40
      Presentation session III
      Convener: Elias Sideras Haddad (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 14:00
        Search for resonances decaying to di-photons in 3.2 fb-1 of pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector 20m
        Speaker: Robert Graham Reed (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 14:20
        Two Higgs Doublet Models 20m
        Speaker: Chuene Johannes Mosomane (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 14:40
        Have we observed new physics in the LHC data?” 20m
        Speaker: Mukesh Kumar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 15:00
        A scalar with a mass around 270 GeV and its possible connection to the X(750) excess 20m
        Speaker: Stefan von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
    • 15:40 16:00
      Break
    • 16:00 17:40
      Presentation session IV
      Convener: Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 16:00
        Search for dark matter candidate with ATLAS experiment in Higgs to two photons final states 20m
        Speaker: Xifeng Ruan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 16:20
        Missing transverse momentum reconstruction at ATLAS 20m
        Speaker: Chad Dean Pelwan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 16:40
        Performance of Jet Vertex Tagger in suppression of pileup jets and missing ET with ATLAS detector 20m
        Speaker: Kehinde Gbenga Tomiwa (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 17:00
        Study of jet substructure observables for reconstructing boosted Higgs boson 20m
        Speaker: Tshidiso Sydwell Molupe (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 17:20
        Investigating possible dark matter production at the LHC by studying the rapidity of the Higgs Boson 20m
        Speaker: Chane Moodley (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 09:00 10:40
      Presentation session V
      Convener: Dino Giovannoni (Rhodes University)
      • 09:00
        Next-to-leading order corrections to the elastic scattering of an electron off of a static scattering center 20m
        Speaker: Abdullah Ibrahim (University of Cape Town)
      • 09:20
        The production of a heavy scalar H in association with top and anti-top quarks 20m
        Speaker: Skhathisomusa Mthembu (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 09:40
        Search for the Higgs boson in the di-photon decay in association with intermediate missing energy with the ATLAS detector 20m
        Speaker: Shell-May Liao (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 10:00
        A high throughput ADC system for the PROMETEO test-bench of the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter 20m
        Speaker: Matthew Spoor (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 10:20
        The ATLAS Tile Calorimeter hybrid demonstrator and test-beam activities at CERN 20m
        Speaker: Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
    • 10:40 11:00
      Break
    • 11:00 13:00
      Presentation session
      Convener: Dr. Betty Kibirige (University of Zululand)
      • 11:00
        The use of GPGPU at ATLAS 20m
        Speaker: Marc Sacks (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 11:20
        Radiation hardness of plastic scintillators for the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector 20m
        Speaker: Harshna Jivan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 11:40
        Studying the effects of radiation damage in plastic scintillators using electron paramagnetic resonance for the replacement of the MBTS plastics in the ATLAS detector 20m
        Speaker: Chad Dean Pelwan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 12:00
        Analysis of systematic uncertainty of transmission experiment on radiation damaged material 20m
        Speaker: Phuti Tjale (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 12:20
        Neutron Irradiation and Damage Assessment of Plastic Scintillators of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS Detector 20m
        Speaker: Joyful Mdhluli (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Atrium (PDH)

      Atrium

      PDH

      Cnr Jan Smuts Ave & Empire Road, Braamfontein Private Bag11, WITS 2050, South Africa