Calendar

Feb
28
Mar
Signal-background interference effects in Higgs-mediated diphoton production beyond NLO (Federica Devoto, Oxford U.) @ 605 e online
Feb 28@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia

In this talk I will consider signal-background interference effects in Higgs-mediated diphoton production at the LHC. The inclusion of such effects results in a shift of the diphoton invariant mass distribution and in a destructive contribution to the total cross section. As pointed out in earlier works, one can exploit interference studies to put bounds on the Higgs boson decay width. After reviewing the Higgs interferometry framework I will present an extension of this analysis up to NNLO QCD in the soft-virtual approximation.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Mar
8
Mer
Theory-driven Quantum Machine Learning for HEP (Dr. Jack Araz, IPPP – Durham U.) @ Aula 603 e zoom
Mar 8@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –

Machine Learning is, in most cases, powerful but a black-box application. In this talk, we will tackle this very problem from a quantum mechanics point of view, arguing that an optimisation problem, such as classification or anomaly detection, can be studied by “rephrasing” the problem as a quantum many-body system or a mixed state. Such an approach allows us to employ the entire arsenal of quantum theory for data analysis techniques while enabling exact representation for a quantum device. Hence this talk will present a small step towards fully theory-driven and interpretable quantum machine learning applications.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Mar
14
Mar
Wave-optics limit of the stochastic gravitational wave background (Alice Garoffolo, Leiden University) @ 500 e su zoom
Mar 14@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –

The stochastic gravitational waves background is a rich resource of cosmological information, encoded both in its source statistics and its anisotropies. During their journey, the gravitational waves constituting the background encounter cosmic structures, which are able to modify the observed signal. According to the ratio between the wavelength of the wave, and the matter overdensities typical length-scale, interference and diffraction effects may arise, possibly boosting the signal’s amplitude or inducing a non-trivial polarization pattern. In this talk I will present results about the wave-optics limit of the stochastic gravitational wave background, and describe how we can use them to gain information about the matter content of the Universe.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Mar
16
Gio
Classification of Rational Conformal Field Theories With A Single Critical Exponent (Dr. Suni Mukhi, CERN and IISER, Pune)) @ 501 e su zoom
Mar 16@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fisica Teorica –

I will present the classification of all unitary, rational conformal field theories with one non-trivial primary and central charge c < 25. (with Brandon Rayhaun, arXiv: 2208.05486). I will also, more briefly, review a partial classification of theories with two nontrivial primaries, as well as some new predictions on the existence of meromorphic CFT with central charge 32.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Mar
22
Mer
Relaxed hydrodynamics (in an electric field) (Daniel Brattan) @ Aula 603 e zoom
Mar 22@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fisica Teorica –

Hydrodynamics is the effective theory that governs the transport of charge, energy and momentum at late times and large distances. In certain circumstances this description must be modified to include the fact that these charges decay very slowly; for example when there are chemical processes or spatial translation invariance is broken. In this talk I will primarily discuss how to incorporate such “relaxation” processes into the effective theory of a fluid driven by an electric field. Given sufficient time I will place this work in the larger context of the relaxed hydrodynamics programme and tease new results.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Mar
29
Mer
Axion dark matter in the sky (Marco Regis, Università di Torino) @ Aula 603 e zoom
Mar 29@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –

Axion-like particles (ALPs) are one of the most attractive solutions to the dark matter issue.
In this talk, I will discuss how to search for ALPs in astrophysical structures.
After some introduction, I will focus on the emission associated with their decay into photons.
The discussion will involve different ALP mass ranges and wavelength bands.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Apr
5
Mer
Emergent Fractons (Daniele Musso, Oviedo University) @ 603 e online
Apr 5@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fisica Teorica –

This talk revolves about low-energy effective field theories with fractonic degrees of freedom characterised by mobility constraints. The fractonic features descend from spatially-dependent rigid symmetries, like sub-system symmetries and multipole symmetries. We focus mainly on the emergence of fractonic dynamics in standard elastic theory and generalization thereof. Elastic defects behave at low energy as fractons and they can be described as the charged objects of a dual gauge theory through Hubbard-Stratonovich duality. We propose to formulate such dual gauge theory purely in terms of standard vector gauge fields, as opposed to the customary formulation in terms of tensor gauge fields. The new formulation is promising in view of addressing some fundamental open questions related to the coupling of fractonic theories to a background geometry, relevant for their theoretical consolidation as well as for applications. If time allows, we also comment on the relation of fractons with dynamical breaking of translation symmetry and the possibility to UV complete some known fractonic models.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Apr
13
Gio
The PanScales quest for accurate parton showers (Gregory Soyez, Saclay/CERN) @ Aula 601 e zoom
Apr 13@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –
General-purpose Monte Carlo event generators are omnipresent in collider physics. As an introduction, I will discuss the various building blocks entering such tools. The talk will focus on the core part, the so-called parton-shower algorithm. I will what it is meant to achieve, i.e. connections with all-order calculations in perturbative QCD, and how it does it in practice, i.e. (usually) as a dipole shower. The main part of the talk will, describe the effort of the PanScales collaboration in order to improve the current state-of-the-art.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Apr
19
Mer
Highlights of ATLAS B-physics programme (Semen Turchikhin, Genova) @ Aula 603 e zoom
Apr 19@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –

Although not being a dedicated heavy-flavour physics experiment at LHC, ATLAS experiment has a wide programme in that field and produces very competitive results. B-physics studies in ATLAS are mainly based on (multi-)muon signatures and benefit from large available statistics of pp collisions, perfect muon system and optimized triggers for B-physics.
An overview ATLAS B-physics opportunities is given, focusing on the triggers and updates made for LHC Run-3.
Selected recent results are discussed then, including onia production measurements and studies of B_c meson which aim at probing the QCD predictions, exotic hadron spectroscopy, and CP violation measurements in B decays, sensitive to possible BSM physics contributions.
Finally, future prospects are outlined for possible B-physics studies with Run-2 and Run-3 data.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
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Meeting ID: 857 318 5271

Apr
26
Mer
Synergies across the spectrum for cosmology and astroparticle physics (Stefano Camera, Dipartimento di Fisica Generale “A. Avogadro”, Università di Torino; INFN, Sezione di Torino) @ Aula 603 e zoom
Apr 26@2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Seminario di Fenomenologia –

I shall review novel approaches that I have explored over the years to extract information optimally from varied observations across the electromagnetic spectrum. The aims are varied as well, and in particular I shall discuss: optimising parameter constraints for the concordance cosmological model; testing the inflationary principle through measuring its non-Gaussian imprint on the cosmic large-scale structure; confirming the validity of general relativity on the largest cosmic scales; probing the particle nature of dark matter; and learning about the origin and composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

Per connettersi a zoom:
Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
https://infn-it.zoom.us/j/8573185271
Meeting ID: 857 318 5271