BaBar and the Elephant's Graveyard
- Event time: 1:00pm until 2:00pm
- Event date: 25th January 2008
- Speaker: Fergus Wilson (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
- Location: Room 3317, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
At the beginning of 2008, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center announced that the antimatter-matter experiment called BaBar would take its last data in March 2008 after nearly ten years of operation. Originally designed to understand the absence of antimatter in the Universe, the experiment has gone on to make a number of high precision measurements of the Standard Model and beyond. I will look back at these seminal measurements and cover the latest results. I will also explain how BaBar could find Dark Matter candidates and even the Higgs before the LHC.
The experimental particle physics seminar series invites speakers from all over Europe to discuss the latest developments at the LHC, accelerator and non-accelerator based neutrino physics, hardware R&D and astroparticle physics. .