from Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (8:45 AM) to Friday, January 31, 2020 (7:10 PM)
University of Venda

        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
Jan 29, 2020
Jan 30, 2020
Jan 31, 2020
8:45 AM
Session I (until 12:00 PM) ()
9:00 AM Greetings from the DVC Academic - Prof. J.E. Crafford (University of Venda)   ()
9:15 AM Greetings from the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences - Prof. N. Potgieter (University of Venda)   ()
9:30 AM Greetings from the Head of the School of Physics - Dr Eric Maluta (University of Venda)   ()
9:45 AM Overview and goals of the workshop - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand) Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA))   ()
10:15 AM --- Tea/Coffee Break ---
10:30 AM The Standard Model of Particle Physics I and II - Prof. Kaoru Hagiwara (KEK)   ()
9:00 AM
Session III - Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA)) (until 12:30 PM) ()
9:00 AM Standard Model of Particle Physics III and IV - Prof. Kaoru Hagiwara (KEK)   ()
10:30 AM --- Tea/Coffee ---
11:00 AM New Physics Simulations at Colliders I - Benjamin Fuks (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   ()
11:45 AM Heavy Ion Physics I - William Alexander Horowitz (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
9:00 AM
Session V - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:30 PM) ()
9:00 AM New Physics Simulations at Colliders II - Benjamin Fuks (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))   ()
9:45 AM Heavy Ion Physics II - William Alexander Horowitz (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
10:30 AM --- Tea/Coffee ---
11:00 AM The Technology and Innovation Platform - Paul Papka (Stellenbosch University)   ()
11:45 AM Application of classroom fundamentals in industry - Mr Rinae Nnduvheni (Deloitte)   ()
12:00 PM --- Lunch ---
1:30 PM
Session II - James Michael Keaveney (University of Cape Town (ZA)) (until 5:30 PM) ()
1:30 PM 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)   ()
1:45 PM A step-by-step analysis of the Equilibration of Hadron matter from the microscopic model - Mr Thendo Emmanuel Nemakhavhani ( UJ)   ()
2:00 PM Computation of the effective potential in the gauge-Higgs unification models - Alan Stanley Cornell (University of Johannesburg (ZA))   ()
2:20 PM Searches for a ubiquitous U(1) pseudo-scalar at future lepton colliders - Ms Lara Mason (University of Johannesburg/IPNL)   ()
2:35 PM Measuring the tWZ process with full Run-II ATLAS data - Benjamin William Warren (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
2:50 PM --- Tea/Coffee ---
3:20 PM Top Tagging Using Spatial Distribution of Subjets - Ms Danielle Wilson (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
3:35 PM Constraining Stealth SUSY with illuminated fat jets at the LHC - Marvin Flores (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
3:50 PM Dark Matter Search using Semi-visible jets - Sukanya Sinha (University of Witwatersrand)   ()
4:05 PM Electrons in Dense environment in ATLAS - Lawrence Davou Christopher (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
4:20 PM Implications of the anomalous production of leptons at the LHC - Bruce Mellado Garcia (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
4:40 PM 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))   ()
4:55 PM An exploration of the anomalous ttV rate at the LHC - Stefan von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
12:30 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Session IV - Xifeng Ruan (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA)) (until 5:35 PM) ()
2:00 PM BSM searches using SM measurements! - Deepak Kar (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
2:20 PM Implementing a robust anti-QCD tagger with mass de-correlated jet image data - Mr Kokotla Rapetsoa (University of Venda (ZA))   ()
2:35 PM 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))   ()
2:50 PM 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))   ()
3:05 PM An Alternative to Monte Carlo Generators with Deep Generative Models - Mr Thabang Lebese (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
3:20 PM 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))   ()
3:35 PM --- Tea/Coffee ---
4:05 PM 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))   ()
4:20 PM Application of Machine Learning to satellite data - Mr Ayanda Thwala (University of Eswatini)   ()
4:35 PM Search for a resonance decaying into two photons in association with $b$ jets - Esra Mohammed Shrif (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
4:50 PM 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 PM --- Lunch ---
2:00 PM
Session VI - Betty Kibirige (University of Zululand) (until 5:45 PM) ()
2:00 PM Visualising Event Data from the Transition Radiation Detector in ALICE at CERN - Sameshan Perumal (University of Cape Town (ZA))   ()
2:15 PM Gamma Irradiation of possible photocathode materials - Joyful Elma Mdhluli (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
2:30 PM 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))   ()
3:00 PM 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)   ()
3:15 PM DAQ software implementation in the TileCal ALTI Module - Mr Humphry Tlou (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
3:30 PM --- Tea/Coffee ---
4:00 PM 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))   ()
4:15 PM Characterization and Functionality of Burn-in station for the ATLAS Tile Calorimeter Low Voltage Power Supplies. - Thabo James Lepota (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
4:30 PM Testing of new low-voltage power supplies for the ATLAS tile-calorimeter front-end electronics - Ryan Peter Mckenzie (University of the Witwatersrand (ZA))   ()
4:45 PM Heat Transfer Improvement of a Thermal Interface Material for Heat Sink Applications Using Carbon Nanospheres. - Othmane Mouane   ()
5:00 PM Bridging the gap between industry and academia - Mr Dingane Hlaluku (IBM)   ()