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Kellogg Seminars

2018 Kellogg Seminars

Date Speaker

Special Kellogg Seminar
(joint seminar with William Bennet Munro History Seminar Series in Humanities)

Wednesday, February 21
4:00 pm.
110 Dabney Hall

"Science, Technology and Utopias.  Women Artists and Cold War America"
Christine Filippone, Associate Professor, Millersville University

Special Kellogg Seminar
Tuesday, February 27
4:00 p.m.
469 Lauritsen

"Tests of Fundamental Symmetries with Neutrons"
Leah Broussard, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


By studying the neutron, we can gain insight into the fundamental laws describing the particles and interactions in nature.  The neutron's properties depend upon the presence of symmetries which form the basis for the Standard Model.  A nonvanishing electric dipole moment of the neutron could signal a new source of charge-conjugation and parity symmetry violation, which is currently too small to explain the lack of antimatter in the universe.  Further, the beta decay of the neutron is an excellent system to study the parity-violating nature of the weak interaction, and is sensitive to new physics beyond the Standard Model.  This presentation will introduce you to two high-sensitivity experiments which will test these symmetry violations and provide a unique probe of particle physics separate from high energy collider experiments.


Special Kellogg Seminar
Tuesday, March 6
4:00 p.m.
469 Lauritsen

"Peeking beyond the Standard Model: Muon g-2, Neutrino Mass Scale, and Free Neutron Decay"
Martin Fertl, University of Washington

Special Kellogg Seminar
Monday, March 19
4:00 pm
469 Lauritsen

Jonathan Ouellet, MIT