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 High Energy Wednesday, January 18, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 RESERVED - See Colloquia Schedule [Host: Peter Arnold] High Energy Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Available High Energy Wednesday, February 1, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Reserved - Please see the Colloquia Schedule [Host: Peter Arnold] High Energy Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Available [Host: ] High Energy Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Reserved - Please see the Colloquia Schedule [Host: Peter Arnold] High Energy Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Reserved - Please see the Colloquia Schedule [Host: Peter Arnold] High Energy Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Reserved - Please see the Colloquia Schedule [Host: Peter Arnold] High Energy Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Available Joint Nuclear-High Energy Seminar Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Camillo Mariani [Host: Donal Day] Virginia Tech "Status and prospective of the SoLid/CHANDLER experiment"   Slideshow (PDF) ABSTRACT:The SoLid/CHANDLER experiment aims to make a measurement of very short baseline neutrino oscillations using reactor anti-neutrinos. For this purpose, a highly segmented detector was build out of PVT cubes lined with a 6LiF:ZnS(Ag)layer. Unlike neutrino experiments conducted deep underground, neutrino detectors used in a reactor environment need to operate in high levels of background radiation with very low shielding. Therefore, a reliable distinction between the neutrons produced in inverse beta decay events and signals caused by other background interaction is crucial. The composite of scintillation materials with different time constants enables the efficient use of pulse-shape analysis to discriminate against electromagnetic signals. In this talk I will present the SoLid detector, the signal identification with few example of inverse beta decays events that were collected during the first data taking of the first SoLid module and the future program that involves the use of the CHANDLER technology to increase the energy resolution of the SoLid detector. SLIDESHOW: High Energy Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Keith Olive [Host: Peter Arnold] University of Minnesota "The status of Supersymmetric Dark Matter after LHC Run I and alternatives from Grand Unification" High Energy Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 "Available" High Energy Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 RESERVED High Energy Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Marco Harrendorf [Host: Chris Neu] KIT "TBA" High Energy Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 "Available" High Energy Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:30 PM Physics Building, Room 204 Michael Baird [Host: Craig Group] UVA-Department of Physics "Second Numu Disappearance Results from the NOvA Experiment" ABSTRACT:In light of the Nobel Prize awarded for neutrino oscillations in 2015, it is an exciting time to be a part of a long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment. NOvA is one such experiment based out of Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, which uses two liquid scintillator detectors, one at Fermilab (the near" detector) and a second 14 kton detector in northern Minnesota (the far" detector.) The primary physics goals of the NOvA experiment are to measure neutrino mixing parameters through both the numu disappearance and nue appearance channels using neutrinos from the newly upgraded NuMI beam line. This talk will present a summary of the NOvA experiment and the numu disappearance results, focusing on the implications for non-maximal mixing.