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* 2011-May-27 (Fri) [#r4e847b7]
-Lecturer: Prof. Jae Yu (University ofTexas at Arlington)
-Time and place: 16:00 in the 2nd lecture room  
-Title:  A Quest for the Origin of the Universe
-Abstract: High Energy Physics is a field of physics that
pursues understanding the fundamental building blocks of
matter and the forces between them.   For these, the field
uses powerful particle accelerators to probe deeper into
ever smaller scales in the universe and complex detectors to
analyze the phenomena emerging from the accelerator.  The
Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN have started
taking data early 2010 and are producing results in pursuit
for the last undiscovered particle, the Higgs boson.   One
of the next generation particle accelerators for even more
precise understanding of the universe is that collides
electrons and positrons on a straight line.   The UTA High
Energy Physics group has been working on developing an
advanced calorimeter - an energy measuring device - for this
and other future accelerators using a new detector
technology, the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM).  In the
process of development, we have noticed that GEM detector is
sensitive to X-rays and other radiations and have started
collaborating with many institutions around the world,
including the University of Texas at South Western Medical
Center, for its use in everyday lives.   In this talk, I
will explain High Energy Physics, selected recent results
from the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, the
linear collider and the principles of GEM detector and its
potential use on everyday lives.