Yale Postdoctoral Trainees

NPA Zoom Seminar, Arun Tadepalli, JLab, "The SeaQuest Experiment"

The Fermilab E906/SeaQuest is an experiment aimed at studying the anti-quark distributions of nucleons and nuclei. The experiment uses a 120 GeV/c proton beam extracted from the Main Injector at Fermilab to collide with various solid and cryogenic targets to study a variety of physics topics. The experiment takes advantage of the Drell-Yan process in order to probe specifically the high-x anti-quark distributions of the target nucleus.

NPA Zoom Seminar, Xiaoyue Li, Max Planck Institute, "Searching for axion dark matter with the dielectric haloscope MADMAX"

Axions emerge naturally from the Peccei-Quinn (PQ) mechanism which addresses the absence of CP violation in QCD; the axions produced through the “vacuum realignment mechanism” are also a good cold dark matter (CDM) candidate. Traditional cavity haloscope experiments such as ADMX and HAYSTAC have focused on the ~1-10 µeV mass range, leaving the theoretically well motivated mass range of ~100 µeV unexplored.

NPA Zoom Seminar, Pedro Ochoa-Ricoux, University of California at Irvine, "Latest Results from Daya Bay"

The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment consists of eight identically designed antineutrino detectors placed underground at different baselines from six 2.9 GWth nuclear reactors in China. With the largest sample of reactor antineutrino interactions to date, and a tight control of systematic uncertainties, the experiment has world-leading precision for the determination of two neutrino oscillation parameters and the characterization of antineutrino emission from commercial nuclear reactors.

NPA Zoom Seminar, Daniel Tapia Takaki, University of Kansas, "Quantum Tomography applications in Collider Physics"

Quantum mechanics is experiencing an experimental and theoretical renaissance. In this talk, we will discuss novel ways to use quantum mechanics and provide several experimental applications of quantum tomography for proton-proton and heavy-ion collision experiments at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. We will discuss application of this model-independent analysis technique for Z bosons, dijets and quarkonia. The first observation of an unexpected correlation of spin and momentum in the experimental data will also be presented.
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Wright Lab Workshop: Increasing your online presence in academia and beyond

This workshop, open to the Yale Physics community, will provide an overview of several tools that can be used to create your professional portfolio online, including: traditional websites and wikis; Github; web tools that display your research profile, such as Google Scholar, SelectedWorks, and commercial academic profiles; social media; and other related tools. In addition, Kayleigh Bohémier will provide a brief, hands-on tutorial on populating an ORCID page.

The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

With an anticipated world population of over 9.5 billion by 2050, we face an unprecedented challenge to sustainably provide sufficient food, water, energy and healthcare. Convergence, the merging of previously distinct disciplines, has emerged as a powerful model with untold potential to drive a new cycle of innovation-based economic growth. Bringing together insights and discoveries from the life, engineering, computation and physical sciences holds the promise of accelerating discovery and the development of new technologies to meet the 21st century’s needs.

What is a 'Cause,' and Why Does it Happen Before the Effect?

The physics of the time orientation of causation is more subtle than what it looks like superficially. For a long while it was reduced to a mere linguistic issue (a “cause” is just the term of a correlation that happens earlier, Hume). As emphasized by Russell, there is no time orientation in fundamental physics. But causation was later better understood as an essential notion in the context of an agent having choices, which after all is our own common context. This traces the time orientation of causation to the time orientation of agency.

Wright Lab APC Workshop: Introduction to design for rapid prototyping

In this workshop we will cover how to get started designing parts for your projects that can be made simply and quickly with a CNC cutter or 3D printer. No prior experience is required, but having an idea for a project that you may want to get started on would be great.
Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEPimFBbI4hav8Mi9HK10WbmtfMBkY…

EHS Orientation for Wright Lab Shops

Wright Lab will host two identical 1-hour Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Shop Orientations on Tuesday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m., both on Zoom (connection information is below). The EHS shop orientation is offered each semester and is required to be taken once by anyone who would like to gain access and make use of the research and teaching shops at Wright Lab.
For more information on the shop facilities at Wright Lab see: https://wlab.yale.edu/facilities

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