Graduate And Professional

Introduction to the Advanced Prototyping Center

In this workshop we will cover the equipment available at the Wright Lab Advanced Prototyping Center and how to get started designing parts. Basics of CNC laser and abrasive water jet cutting will be included, as well as an introduction to 3D printing. No prior experience is required, but having an idea for a project that you may want to get started on would be great. We will start off with a classroom presentation and then have a quick tour of the facilities.

NPA Seminar: Berndt Mueller, Duke/Yale, "What can energy-energy correlators tell us?"

Energy-energy correlators (EEC) have been proposed as new powerful tools to explore the substructure of QCD jets. Compared with other tools that are used to characterize jet substructure they have the advantage of being firmly anchors in QCD, and their scale evolution is well defined and calculable in perturbative QCD. Experimental data indicate a rapid transition from a regime (at large relative angles) that is well described by perturbative parton splitting to a regime (at small relative angles) where the EECs are described by statistical emission of hadrons.

Book Launch: Steve Lamoreaux, Yale, "The Historical and Physical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: A Brief Tour with Comments on the History of the Atomic Theory"

Given that a search on for books on ‘quantum theory’ returns over 10,000 hits while searching for ‘quantum physics’ returns over 20,000, one might wonder if the world needs yet another book on the subject. These numbers correspond to one book a day for 30 years, ranging from advanced mathematical treatises to books without a single equation, from deep philosophical debates between authors with different understandings of the subject, to textbooks teaching the methodology and various applications.

Elusives Journal Club

Members in the departments of physics and astronomy who work on dark matter and neutrino-related fields are invited to get together to discuss papers related to their field. Topics include: neutrinos, dark matter, BSM physics, fundamental symmetries, precision physics and more.

NPA Seminar, Wouter van de Pontseele, MIT, "Quantum technologies for neutrino measurements"

Superconducting technologies have been developed and employed with great success by the quantum information science community. More and more, these technologies show promise for fundamental physics. I want to sketch some of their possible advantages in the context of the Ricochet and Project 8 neutrino experiments.

CAEN visit to Yale Physics: Marco Locatelli, CAEN Technologies, "Perspective on Digital DAQ”

The visit will be an opportunity to discuss new CAEN and Nalu Scientific products.
Providing cutting edge technology for Physics and Applied Physics DAQ remains CAEN main focus. New product families became available in the past few months that can fulfill the needs of next-gen experiments in the Neutrino, Dark Matter, Gamma/Neutron Spectroscopy fields, thanks to improved technologies and innovative solutions.

Parallel Computing with MATLAB

During this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to parallel and GPU computing in MATLAB for speeding up your applications and offloading computations. By working through common scenarios and workflows, you will gain an understanding of the parallel constructs in MATLAB, their capabilities, and some of the issues that may arise when using them.

YPPDO Seminar: Chris Davis, CarMax, "Yale Physics to Used Cars: Transitioning to a Data Science Career"

Making the transition from nuclear and particle physics to data science is a scary yet rewarding journey. In this talk, I’ll share my personal experiences of transitioning outside of academia and working as a data scientist in the private sector. I’ll describe some specific projects I’ve worked on and explain what technical and soft skills a physics background has that are uniquely suited for doing this work, and additionally what I had to learn after my PhD.

Special Seminar: Ken Bloom, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "How to do Particle Physics in a Climate Emergency?"

The pursuit of particle physics, or any kind of discovery-driven research, requires a stable and prosperous society. Today, our society is increasingly threatened by global climate change. Human-influenced climate change has already impacted weather patterns, and global warming will only increase unless deep reductions in emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are achieved.

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