[ NIKHEF theory group ]


To meet, discuss, collaborate, generate ideas, share expertise, in the context of the FOM programme "Higgs as Probe and Portal"

We hope to see you here!

Agenda November 24

Time: 10.00 - 17.00
  • 10.25 - 10.55, H320:

    Anupam Mazumdar (Groningen)
    Non-local Field theory & Gravitation

    Abstract: I will briefly discuss some aspects of Non-local field theory and its application in Gravitation to resolve classical & Quantum singularity problems.

  • 11.00 - 12.00, H331 (Nikhef Colloquium)

    Priscilla Pani (CERN)
    On top of Dark Matter with ATLAS.

    Abstract: Astrophysical observations have provided compelling proof for the existence of a non-baryonic dark component of the universe: Dark Matter (DM). The DM abundance is precisely measured but its nature is still not known.A compelling hypothesis is that DM is weakly interacting (WIMP) and can be directly produced and detected at the LHC. This talk will present an overview of the DM search programs in the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, in terms of both experimental strategies and theoretical benchmarks. The talk will then focus on the experimental searches involving top and bottom quark final states, both in terms of ATLAS results with the full 2015+2016 dataset and future perspectives.

  • 13.00 - 13.30, H320
    Plot of the Month/Pie of the Month

  • 15.00 - 16.00, H320
    Student meeting/discussion:

    Lorenzo Zoppi (Nikhef/UVA)
    Title: Studying hadrons in jets with new jet definitions

    Abstract: In high-energy collisions, the final state of the interaction is frequently populated by sprays of collimated hadrons, known as jets. Jets admit many different definitions, that suit a variety of applications within and beyond QCD. In this student seminar, I will introduce hadron jets and motivate their usage. I will then focus on the recent progress with recoil-free jet axes and their application to the study of the transverse momentum distribution of hadrons.

  • 16.00 - 16.30, H320

    A. Monin (University of Geneva)
    Higgs portal to dark sector.


  • 16.30 Borrel