Location: Faculty Hall
Applied Photonics Initiative (API) Invites you to a lecture:
Topping Higgs with ATLAS
Speaker: Dr. Rohin Narayan, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), Geneva (Member of the ATLAS Collaboration that co-discovered the Higgs Boson, aka “The God’s Particle”)
Day and Date: Tuesday 7th August 2018
Time: 4.00 PM
Venue: Faculty Hall, IISc
Tea/Coffee/Snacks: 3:40 PM
Abstract: According to the Standard Model of particle physics, elementary particles gain mass through their interaction with the Higgs field. Stronger the interaction, heavier the particle is. Being the heaviest known fundamental particle, the top quark is expected to have the strongest coupling to the Higgs field. This coupling can be directly probed in proton-proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, particularly in processes where top quark pairs are produced along with Higgs boson. Six years after the discovery of Higgs boson, both ATLAS and CMS experiments were able to measure this process recently. This talk attempts to convey the excitements, challenges and prospects of this measurement from an ATLAS perspective.
About the Speaker: Rohin Narayan finished Integrated Masters in Physics from the University of Mysore in 2009. He then joined the University of Heidelberg, Germany as a guest scientist, working on feasibility study of a high rate muon decay experiment. In 2010 he enrolled as a PhD candidate at the same university
and joined the ATLAS experiment at CERN. His PhD work involved developing a machine learning algorithm for electron identification at ATLAS. In 2015, Rohin joined the University of Texas at Austin, USA as a postdoctoral researcher. Since 2015, Rohin is based at CERN and involved in the analysis that lead to the observation of associated production of Higgs boson and top quarks.
For event poster: https://goo.gl/PB8ZyW
Registration is FREE. To register visit: https://goo.gl/oDvEVh
Supported by IEEE Photonics Society IISc Chapter, SPIE IISc Chapter, OSA IISc Chapter
All are welcome !