HIP NEWS September 16th 2013

HIP NEWS September 16th 2013

Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 10.15 in A315
Aleksi Vuorinen (Helsinki)
Holographic thermalization at intermediate coupling

Abstract: I will review some recent progress in the use of holographic methods for the description of equilibration in strongly coupled field theory, having applications to heavy ion physics in mind. In particular, I will explain how supplementing the usual type IIB supergravity action with higher derivative corrections will enable one to proceed beyond the infinite coupling limit of N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory, and how this can be seen to qualitatively change the thermalization properties of the system.

Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 10.15 in A315 (note day!)
Yoshitaka Kuno (Osaka, Japan)
Search for Muon to Electron Conversion at J-PARC – the COMET Experiment

Abstract: Muon to electron conversion in a muonic atom is a process of charged lepton flavor violation (CLFV). It is complementary to a rare muon decay to an electron and a photon both experimentally and theoretically. The COMET experiment aims to search for muon to electron conversion at J-PARC with single-event sensitivity of 3×10^(-17) which is about 10,000 improvement over the current limit. Recently COMET has taken a staged approach. COMET Phase-I as the first phase, aims at a single-event sensitivity of 3×10^(-15) with a portion of the full muon beam line and a dedicated detector in about 10^6 sec. The funding for COMET Phase-I was approved as the Japanese Government supplemental budget in 2012, and the construction has started in 2013. The physics run is expected to start in 2016 or so. The COMET Phase-II will follow immediately. In this talk, I will describe physics motivation of CLFV and COMET Phase-I / Phase-II.

Fall 2013 PhD school, “Supersymmetry or not, what is the evidence?”
A particle/astro PhD school, Copenhagen
on supersymmetry, October 28-November 1st


G. Bhattacharyya 9.9. – 9.10. (KH)
K. Fujikawa 3.9. – 20.9. (AT)
A. Golovnev 24.10. – 6.11. (KE)
S. Niyogi 15.9.-15.12 (KH)
T. Takahashi 9.9. – 29.9. (KE)

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