High Energy Particle Physics Workshop 2017

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) , Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
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.
    • 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
      Opening Session
      • 9:00 AM
        Welcome from the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Helder Marques (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 9:20 AM
        Welcome from the Chair of the SA-CERN Consortium 20m
        Speaker: Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 9:40 AM
        Structure of the workshop 20m
        Speakers: Alan Cornell, Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Tea 20m
    • 10:20 AM 1:00 PM
      Session I
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Session II
      • 2:00 PM
        Overview of Experimental Techniques I 1h 30m
        Speaker: Andrea Helen Knue (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik (DE))
    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      Tea 20m
    • 3:50 PM 5:10 PM
      Session III
      • 3:50 PM
        Thermal Field Theory in Small System 30m
        Speaker: William Horowitz (University of Cape Town)
      • 4:20 PM
        The anisotropy effect on jet using AdS/CFT Correspondence 15m
        Speaker: Razieh Morad
      • 4:35 PM
        A pQCD sized problem in small systems 20m
        Speaker: Isobel Kolbe (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 4:55 PM
        Initial State Factorization and the Kinoshita-Lee-Nauenberg Theorem 15m
        Speaker: Mr Abdullah Khalil Hassan Ibrahim (University of Cape Town)
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session IV
      • 9:00 AM
        Madgraph Tutorial 1h 30m
        Speaker: Dr Jong Soo Kim
    • 10:30 AM 11:00 AM
      Tea 30m
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Session V
      • 11:00 AM
        Overview of Experimental Techniques II 1h 30m
        Speaker: Andrea Helen Knue (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik (DE))
      • 12:30 PM
        Particle Physics in Space (Dark Matter and the LHC) 30m
        Speaker: Dr Beck Geoff (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Session VI
      • 2:00 PM
        Performance of a resistive plate chamber equipped with a new prototype of amplified front-end electronics 30m
        Speaker: Massimiliano Marchisone (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 2:30 PM
        Measurement of visible cross sections at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Sibaliso Mhlanga (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 2:45 PM
        AdS/CFT predictions for partonic and fragmented momentum, azimuthal, and rapidity correlations of heavy flavors in heavy ion collisions 15m
        Speaker: Robert Hambrock (University of Cape Town)
      • 3:00 PM
        Computing the qg to qg cross section using BCFW on-shell recursion 15m
        Speaker: Tanjona Radonirina Rabemananjara (CERN)
      • 3:15 PM
        Evolution of gauge couplings and Weinberg angle in 5-dimension for G2 gauge group 15m
        Speaker: Mr Mohammed Omer Khojali (University of the Witwatersrand)
    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      Tea 20m
    • 3:50 PM 5:20 PM
      Session VII
      • 3:50 PM
        Non abelian correction to the induced gluon radiation 15m
        Speaker: Andriniaina Narindra Rasoanaivo (University of Cape Town)
      • 4:05 PM
        Absorption probabilities and QNMs associated with spin-3/2 particles near N-dimensional Schwarzschild black holes 15m
        Speaker: Gerhard Harmsen (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 4:20 PM
        Quasinormal modes for a spin-3/2 field in a 4-dimensional Reissner-Nordstrom background 15m
        Speaker: Mr Xolane Ngcobo (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 4:35 PM
        Two Higgs doublet model in future colliders 15m
        Speaker: Chuene Johannes Mosomane (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 4:50 PM
        Studies of the b-tagged control region for same sign WW production in proton-proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS Detector 15m
        Speaker: Raynette Van Tonder (University of Cape Town (ZA))
    • 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
      Session VIII
      • 9:00 AM
        The Madala hypothesis 15m
        Speaker: Mukesh Kumar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 9:15 AM
        The Madala Hypothesis with Run I and Run II data at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Stefan Erich Von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 9:30 AM
        Physics with 4 leptons at the LHC 15m
        Speaker: Yesenia Hernandez Jimenez (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 9:45 AM
        Search for new physics with di-photon events with the ATLAS detector at the LHC 15m
        Speakers: Robert Graham Reed (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA)) , Tshidiso Sydwell Molupe (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 10:00 AM
        Search for Higgs in association with MET with the ATLAS detector 15m
        Speaker: Kehinde Gbenga Tomiwa (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 10:15 AM
        The search for WW gamma gamma with the ATLAS detector 15m
        Speaker: Abdualazem Fadol
    • 10:30 AM 10:50 AM
      Tea 20m
    • 10:50 AM 12:20 PM
      Session IX
      • 10:50 AM
        A characterisation of the ATLAS ITk high rapidity modules in Allpix and EUTelescope 15m
        Speaker: Ryan Justin Atkin (University of Cape Town (ZA))
      • 11:05 AM
        High fluence neutron radiation of plastic scintillators for the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector 15m
        Speaker: Joyful Elma Mdhluli (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 11:20 AM
        Light yield studies with the plastic scintillators radiated with neutrons 15m
        Speaker: Skhathisomusa Mthembu (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
      • 11:35 AM
        Raman Spectroscopy analysis of plastic scintillators radiated with neutrons 15m
        Speaker: Humphry Tlou
      • 11:50 AM
        Low consumption RF devices and applications in system control 15m
        Speaker: Mr Roger Ven Rensburg (University of the Witwatersrand)
      • 12:05 PM
        Status of the TileCal phase-II upgrade Electronics 15m
        Speaker: Mr Dingane Hlaluku (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))
    • 12:20 PM 1:20 PM
      Lunch 1h