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October 9, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics #312 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free!
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Title: First collisions and plans for the future at Belle II

Speaker: Jake Bennett (University of Mississippi)

Abstract: The Belle II experiment, currently under construction at the KEK laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan, is the next generation of the highly successful B-factories. A substantial upgrade of both the Belle detector and the KEKB accelerator represent an essentially new experiment. The ultimate goal of Belle II is to collect about 50 times as much data as its predecessor, opening the path to measuring rare decays that may give hints on the hunt for new physics. Commissioning of the accelerator was recently completed and preparations are ongoing for data taking with the full Belle II detector in the spring of 2019. With this early data it is possible to start getting an idea of the expected performance of the detector as well as to better understand beam backgrounds. In this talk, I will introduce the experiment and present some of the first results coming from Belle II.

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