Astroparticle Physics Seminar: Phillip Urquijo, Univ. of Melbourne

Fri, May 27, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Jadwin A06
“Searching for New Phenomena at the Intensity Frontier” Abstract In February of this year the intensity frontier SuperKEKB e+e- collider, located at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, came online with its “first turns”, a major milestone in preparing for collisions in 2017. The Belle II detector, located at the SuperKEKB interaction point, will be used to probe flavour changing processes of beauty quarks, charm quarks and τ leptons produced in e+ecollisions to solve some of the most outstanding puzzles in particle physics: the cosmo-logical matter-antimatter asymmetry, the striking mass and coupling hierarchy of elemen-tary particles, and how neutrinos got a mass. New interactions and yet unseen particles must exist to explain these phenomena. In this seminar, I shall discuss the physics driving the Belle II experiment at SuperKEKB, and what we hope to achieve by charting the intensity frontier.