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Monday 7th December at 2:15 in "The Room"

 The TRIUMF ARIEL electron linear accelerator.

Shane Koscielniak


Thursday 22nd January at  2:15 in West 2/43

Accelerators Applications and Technology Transfer at Spain

Angeles Faus-Golfe


From the 30s to the 50s particle accelerators, built in large laboratories, were devoted to nuclear and subnuclear physics. Since then the accelerators used in basic research have grown larger and larger while, in parallel, smaller accelerators are used in many research fields and applications, like material analysis, material science, biology, medicine, security and archaeology. This seminar focuses on the accelerators applications activities at Spain, in particular two examples of technology transfer for medical applications developed in Spanish R&D labs: hadrontherapy linacs and superconducting compact cyclotrons, are given.

20th August :  Matt Pearson, TRIUMF

    Polarised radioactive beams at TRIUMF


at 2 pm in W2/43

The Isotope Separator and ACcelerator (ISAC) at TRIUMF is one of the world most intense radioactive beam facilities. Initially intended primarily for the study of astrophysically important reaction rates the facility now has programmes covering many areas of both subatomic and material science. One of the unique features within ISAC is the Polariser beamline. Capable of producing highly polarised radioactive beams of many elements this is currently being used for the study of the evolution of the nuclear shell structure and Time reversal violating symmetries as well as a suite of material science experiments that utilise the Beta- detected nuclear magnetic resonance technique. An overview of the facility will be presented along with polarisation techniques and highlights of the physics results produced.

31st July:  Dan Faircloth, RAL

The Front End Test Stand

at 2 pm in W3/14

23rd June : Peter Macintosh, ASTeC


at 2:15 in in WG/13

27th March : Prof. Ken Long, Imperial College .

Neutrinos from stored muon beams

The study of the neutrino is the study of physics beyond the Standard Model. Now that θ13 has been measured, the focus of the long-baseline neutrino-oscillation programme is to determine the mass hierarchy and to search for leptonic CP-invariance violation. In parallel, some anomalies in shortbaseline oscillations can be interpreted as hints for sterile neutrinos. I will explain how neutrinos produced in the decay of stored muon beams have the potential to serve the conventional long-baseline programme, provide definitive measurements of short-baseline oscillations and be developed incrementally to deliver the Neutrino Factory, the facility of choice for the study of neutrino oscillations. An exciting first step will be provided by the “nuSTORM” facility; an entry level Neutrino Factory capable of making definitive measurements of neutrino-nucleus cross sections and exquisitely sensitive searches for sterile neutrinos.

At 2:15 pm in XG/14

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