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2020-11-24
16:27
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} "Probing 10 orders of magnitude of dark matter mass using CCDs : New results from DAMIC@SNOLAB and prospects for DAMIC-M" / Kilminster, Ben (speaker) (Universitaet Zuerich (CH)) The DAMIC (Dark Matter in CCDs) experiment uses CCD detectors to search for the direct interaction of galactic dark matter.  Scientific CCD detectors provide an unprecedented low energy threshold and spatial resolution to probe for light dark matter.  Given the current lack of evidence for a WIMP of mass around the weak scale, DAMIC focuses its search on lighter WIMPs, as well as the interaction of hidden-sector photons that could mediate the interaction of DM or even comprise DM.  The current experiment, DAMIC@SNOLAB pioneered the search for hidden-photon interactions of DM and set world-leading constraints for low-mass WIMPs with a silicon-based target. The next experiment, DAMIC-M at LSM (Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane in France) will be sensitive to never-before probed potential DM models, covering a broad range of models spanning from eV to 10 TeV.  In this talk, exciting new results from DAMIC@SNOLAB and prospects from DAMIC-M will be presented.   Passcode: 679311 2020 - 1:03:01. EP Seminar External link: Event details In : "Probing 10 orders of magnitude of dark matter mass using CCDs : New results from DAMIC@SNOLAB and prospects for DAMIC-M"

2020-11-20
15:30
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond / Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, Elias (speaker) (Universidad de Oviedo (ES)) *** Webcast link at the bottom of the Indico page *** General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..) [...] 2020 - 2:03:05. QTI Lectures External link: Event details In : A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond

2020-11-20
11:33
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} “Ethics in science communication - Principles that guide Nature’s journalism & science publishing” / Skipper, Magdalena (speaker) (Editor in Chief, Nature, University of Cambridge and University of Nottingham (GB)) Perhaps more than at any other time in recent history ethical and responsible communication of science is paramount. Research, no matter the discipline, is guided by established ethical principles [...] 2020 - 1:43:18. CERN Colloquium External link: Event details In : “Ethics in science communication - Principles that guide Nature’s journalism & science publishing”

2020-11-13
15:42
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond / Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, Elias (speaker) (Universidad de Oviedo (ES)) *** Webcast link at the bottom of the Indico page *** General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..) [...] 2020 - 2:02:44. QTI Lectures External link: Event details In : A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond

2020-11-11
11:23
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} Recent Vector Boson Scattering results from CMS / Gomez Ceballos Retuerto, Guillelmo (speaker) (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US)) Vector boson scattering is a key production process to probe the electroweak symmetry breaking of the standard model, since it involves both self-couplings of vector bosons and coupling with the Higgs boson. If the Higgs mechanism is not the sole source of electroweak symmetry breaking, the scattering amplitude deviates from the standard model prediction at high scattering energy [...] 2020 - 0:59:44. LHC Seminar External link: Event details In : Recent Vector Boson Scattering results from CMS

2020-11-06
15:54
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond / Fernandez-Combarro Alvarez, Elias (speaker) (Universidad de Oviedo (ES)) *** Webcast link at the bottom of the Indico page *** General description of the course Quantum computing is one the most promising new trends in information processing. In this course, we will introduce from scratch the basic concepts of the quantum circuit model (qubits, gates and measures) and use them to study some of the most important quantum algorithms and protocols, including those that can be implemented with a few qubits (BB84, quantum teleportation, superdense coding...) as well as those that require multi-qubit systems (Deutsch-Jozsa, Grover, Shor..) [...] 2020 - 2:02:53. QTI Lectures External link: Event details In : A practical introduction to quantum computing: from qubits to quantum machine learning and beyond

2020-11-03
15:24
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} Latest ATLAS results on H->bb decays and interpretation of combined Higgs measurements / Klein, Matthew Henry (speaker) (University of Michigan (US)) This seminar presents new Higgs boson results, produced with the full dataset collected by the ATLAS detector during LHC Run 2. Measurements are performed of Higgs boson decays to bb in association with a top-quark pair and in the vector-boson fusion production mode [...] 2020 - 1:06:34. LHC Seminar External link: Event details In : Latest ATLAS results on H->bb decays and interpretation of combined Higgs measurements

2020-11-03
14:33
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 – Measures to be taken indoors / Henriques, Andre (speaker) (CERN) ; Forkel-Wirth, Doris (speaker) (CERN) Abstract: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many scientists and engineers have raised awareness with the scientific community on the possibility of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in closed spaces. From the beginning, the COVID-related Health & Safety measures at CERN were not only based on the Host States’ instructions and WHO guidance, but also included the possibility of airborne transmission in closed spaces, despite the fact that at the time the risk of airborne transmission in public settings wasn’t fully recognized. Nowadays, with more data on the virus and the acknowledgement of this risk by the scientific community, advisory bodies and governmental agencies, we can use this new information to better prepare our workplaces by taking into account this particular mode of transmission.  This is especially important during the winter period [...] 2020 - 1:26:01. HSE Technical Seminars External link: Event details In : Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 – Measures to be taken indoors

2020-10-27
14:46
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} Measurement of $Br(K^+ \rightarrow \pi^+ \nu \bar{\nu})$ with the NA62 experiment at CERN SPS / Brizioli, Francesco (speaker) (Universita e INFN, Perugia (IT)) The decay $K^{+} \rightarrow \pi^{+} \nu \bar{\nu}$, with a very precisely predicted branching ratio of less than $10^{-10}$, is one of the best candidates to reveal indirect effects of new physics at the highest mass scales. The NA62 experiment at CERN SPS is designed to measure   $Br(K^{+} \rightarrow \pi^{+} \nu \bar{\nu})$ with a decay-in-flight technique, novel for this channel [...] 2020 - 0:56:07. EP Seminar External link: Event details In : Measurement of $Br(K^+ \rightarrow \pi^+ \nu \bar{\nu})$ with the NA62 experiment at CERN SPS

2020-10-26
11:42
 div.thumbMosaic {display:inline;} div.thumbMosaic span{display:none;} div.thumbMosaic:hover span{display:block;position:absolute;z-index:2;} Snapshots of the influenza virus transcription-replication machine in action and implications for anti-viral drug discovery / Cusack, Stephen (speaker) (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Grenoble, France) Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 both have single-stranded RNA as their genetic material. Although they are members of very different families of RNA viruses, they each possess an evolutionary-related RNA-dependent-RNA polymerase that transcribes and replicates the viral RNA genome [...] 2020 - 1:11:18. CERN Colloquium External link: Event details In : Snapshots of the influenza virus transcription-replication machine in action and implications for anti-viral drug discovery