from Wednesday, 29 January 2020 (08:45) to Friday, 31 January 2020 (19:10)
University of Venda

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
29 Jan 2020
30 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2020
Session I (until 12:00) ()
09:00 Greetings from the DVC Academic - Prof. J.E. Crafford (University of Venda)   ()
09:15 Greetings from the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences - Prof. N. Potgieter (University of Venda)   ()
09:30 Greetings from the Head of the School of Physics - Dr Eric Maluta (University of Venda)   ()
09:45 Overview and goals of the workshop - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand) Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA))   ()
10:15 --- Tea/Coffee Break ---
10:30 The Standard Model of Particle Physics I and II - Prof. Kaoru Hagiwara (KEK)   ()
Session III - Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA)) (until 12:30) ()
09:00 Standard Model of Particle Physics III and IV - Prof. Kaoru Hagiwara (KEK)   ()
10:30 --- Tea/Coffee ---
11:00 New Physics Simulations at Colliders I - Benjamin Fuks (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   ()
11:45 Heavy Ion Physics I - William Alexander Horowitz (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
Session V - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:30) ()
09:00 New Physics Simulations at Colliders II - Benjamin Fuks (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   ()
09:45 Heavy Ion Physics II - William Alexander Horowitz (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
10:30 --- Tea/Coffee ---
11:00 The Technology and Innovation Platform - Paul Papka (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:45 Application of classroom fundamentals in industry - Mr Rinae Nnduvheni (Deloitte)   ()
12:00 --- Lunch ---
Session II - James Michael Keaveney (University of Cape Town (ZA)) (until 17:30) ()
13:30 Fluctuating Open Heavy Flavour Energy Loss in a Strongly Coupled Plasma with Observables from RHIC and the LHC - William Horowitz (University of Cape Town) Mr Blessed Blessed Ngwenya (University of Cape Town)   ()
13:45 A step-by-step analysis of the Equilibration of Hadron matter from the microscopic model - Mr Thendo Emmanuel Nemakhavhani ( UJ)   ()
14:00 Computation of the effective potential in the gauge-Higgs unification models - Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA))   ()
14:20 Searches for a ubiquitous U(1) pseudo-scalar at future lepton colliders - Ms Lara Mason (University of Johannesburg/IPNL)   ()
14:35 Measuring the tWZ process with full Run-II ATLAS data - Benjamin William Warren (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
14:50 --- Tea/Coffee ---
15:20 Top Tagging Using Spatial Distribution of Subjets - Ms Danielle Wilson (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
15:35 Constraining Stealth SUSY with illuminated fat jets at the LHC - Marvin Flores (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:50 Dark Matter Search using Semi-visible jets - Sukanya Sinha (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
16:05 Electrons in Dense environment in ATLAS - Lawrence Davou Christopher (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:20 Implications of the anomalous production of leptons at the LHC - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
16:40 The anomalous production of multi-leptons and its impact on the measurement of $Wh$ production at the LHC - Yesenia Hernandez Jimenez (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:55 An exploration of the anomalous ttV rate at the LHC - Stefan von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
12:30 --- Lunch ---
Session IV - Xifeng Ruan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA)) (until 17:35) ()
14:00 BSM searches using SM measurements! - Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
14:20 Implementing a robust anti-QCD tagger with mass de-correlated jet image data - Mr Kokotla Rapetsoa (University of Venda (ZA))   ()
14:35 Application of a novel Machine Learning approach for the search of heavy resonances with topological features at the LHC - Salah-Eddine Dahbi (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
14:50 Testing the search for new resonances in the di-photon channel with topological requirements on the production of the Standard Model Higgs boson at the LHC - Mr Nalamotse Joshua Choma (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:05 An Alternative to Monte Carlo Generators with Deep Generative Models - Mr Thabang Lebese (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:20 Applications of Weakly-Supervised Machine Learning Techniques in the Search for New Bosons Focusing on Dilepton Final States at the ATLAS Experiment. - Mr Benjamin Lieberman (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:35 --- Tea/Coffee ---
16:05 Searching for heavy scalar resonances in the LHC run 2 dataset in the $Z\gamma$ final states using machine learning techniques. - Ntsoko Phuti Rapheeha (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:20 Application of Machine Learning to satellite data - Mr Ayanda Thwala (University of Eswatini)   ()
16:35 Search for a resonance decaying into two photons in association with $b$ jets - Esra Mohammed Shrif (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:50 Background determination of the control region of the $R\rightarrow SH\rightarrow 4\ell+E^{miss}_{T}$ signal at the ATLAS detector - Mr Abdualazem Fadol Mohammed (Chinese Academy of Sciences (CN))   ()
12:30 --- Lunch ---
Session VI - Betty Kibirige (University of Zululand) (until 17:45) ()
14:00 Visualising Event Data from the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE at CERN - Sameshan Perumal (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
14:15 Gamma Irradiation of possible photocathode materials - Joyful Elma Mdhluli (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
14:30 Assembly, quality checks and installation of the scintillator detector modules for phase I upgrade of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS experiment - Gaogalalwe Mokgatitswane (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:00 Development of high speed electronics for the off-detector readout of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector - Mr Daniel Edwards (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
15:15 DAQ software implementation in the TileCal ALTI Module - Mr Humphry Tlou (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
15:30 --- Tea/Coffee ---
16:00 Low Voltage Power Supply production, hardware upgrade and testing for the ATLAS TileCal Front-End Electronics system - Mr Edward Khomotso Nkadimeng (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:15 Characterization and Functionality of Burn-in station for the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Low Voltage Power Supplies. - Thabo James Lepota (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:30 Testing of new low-voltage power supplies for the ATLAS tile-calorimeter front-end electronics - Ryan Peter Mckenzie (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
16:45 Heat Transfer Improvement of a Thermal Interface Material for Heat Sink Applications Using Carbon Nanospheres. - Othmane Mouane   ()
17:00 Bridging the gap between industry and academia - Mr Dingane Hlaluku (IBM)   ()