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Welcome to LBNL ATLAS Journal club for Graduate students (and other students working with the ATLAS group). 
We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 15:00-16:00 at Berkeley Lab.
Check the table below for the room, but usually in 50B-4205 or 50B-2222 which is in the Building 50 complex near blackberry gate (bus stop 65).

Each week one of our members will chair the discussion, which effectively mean they'll have a specific set of points they wish to go over.
However, everyone is expected to have read the paper and contribute to the discussion! No slides allowed, but supplementary material/plots is fine! (smile)

Schedule for speakers/papers:



22nd Aug


15th Aug"

8th Aug


1st Augtt Higgs

Patrick? +

(Haichen or Wei-Ming)

25th July

Inclusive Top Cross-section : Part 3


18th July

Inclusive Top Cross-section : Part 2


11th July

Inclusive Top Cross-section : Part 1


Extra material: PDG Top Quark review

Suport note (password protected):

3rd July


26th June

dEdx search + (Laura)50B-4205

20th June

WW scattering

Part 3 -



13th June

WW scattering

Part 2 + (Emily
or Aleksandra)

Support documents for 8 TeV analysis here:

13 TeV support note (via Emily), here:

Emily also linked her slides in the mattermost channel.

6th June

Break week





30th MayDark Matter 3: the FUTURE"""journalClubMinutes_2018_May_30.txt.pdf

23rd MayDark Matter 2: collider searches""50B-4205JC_Minutes_23may2018.pdf
16th MayDark Matter 1: Intro, non-collider searches (sections 1-3) + Karol



PDG Dark matter review:

The Tasi Lecture on resonances (as suggested by Karol):

Mono-higgs diagram:

9th May---------------------
"-----------------------------------Finals week - no meeting
2nd May
-------"-----------------------------------Dead week - no meeting
25th AprilWW scattering"journalClubMinutes_2018_Apr_25th.txt

Support documents for 8 TeV analysis here:

13 TeV support note (via Emily), here:

Emily also linked her slides in the mattermost channel.

18th April

Strong force coupling constant, Part 2

The future:

CMS R32 strong coupling constant:

Using R32 to constrain QCD properties:

Rebecca 50B-4205journalClubMinutes_2018_Apr_18.txt

11th April--------


-----50B-2222-------------Cancelled: I posted wrong paper!! (sad)
4th AprilStrong force coupling constant, Part 1


New paper!

28th Mar----------------------------------------Spring break - no meeting
21st MarPDG Generator MC Part 3 : Misc topics

As below.

  • 41.1.7 on BSM physics
  • 41.1.8 on Decay chains & particle widths
  • 41.1.9 on Matching with matrix elements
Cheyenne"Minute taker not present
14th MarPDG Generator MC Part 2 : HadronizationAs below:
Section: 41.2
7th MarPDG Generator MC review Part 1

    • 41.1.4 on massive quarks
    • 41.1.5 on color information.


New paper!
Collinear singularities (with pictures!):
Paper Ben mentions:
The Pink Book:

28th Feb


-----------------------------Break week. No meeting.
21st Feb

Charged particle multiplicity (3)

14th Feb

Charged particle multiplicity (2)


7th Feb.

Charged particle multiplicity (1)



Emily"journalClubMinutes_2018_Feb7th.txtNew topic!
31st Jan."""50B-2222journalClubMinutes_2018_Jan30th.txt
24th Jan."""50B-4205journalClubMinutes_2018_Jan24th.txtNB: special room!
17th Jan.LuminosityLuminosity_2011Patrick50B-2222journalClub_janaury17th2018.txtNB: Now on Wednesdays @ 2pm
10th Jan.-----Meeting cancelled (Annual ATLAS group meeting)


18th Dec.-----Meeting cancelled (people absent)
11th Dec.-----Meeting cancelled (exams)
4th Dec.-----Meeting cancelled (dead week)
27th Nov.-----Meeting cancelled (people absent)
20th Nov.LHCb lepton universality (4)"""Minute taker not presentLHCb paper wrapped up
13th Nov.cancelled----Meeting cancelled due to too many people being away.
6th Nov.LHCb lepton universality (3)"""journalClubMinutes_Nov6th2017.txtSome useful slides via xiangyang: LHCb.pdf
30th Oct.LHCb lepton universality (2)
23rd Oct.

Drell-Yan xsection (3) +

LHCb lepton universality (1)

 Drell_yan_Elsevier +

""journalClubMinutes_Oct23rd2017.txtSystematics of Drell-Yan + results, theory section of
lepton universality paper.
16th Oct.Drell-Yan xsection (2)"""journalClubMinutes_Oct16th2017.txt
9th Oct.Drell-Yan xsection (1) Drell_yan_ElsevierNikola50B-2222journalClubMinutes_Oct9th2017.txtNew paper!
2nd Oct.Z'/CI - dilepton search (6)"""journalClubMinutes_Oct9th2017.txt
25th Sept.Z'/CI - dilepton search (5)"""journalClubMinutes_Sep25th2017.txt
18th Sept.Z'/CI - dilepton search (4)"Cesar"(minute-taker not present)
11th Sept.Z'/CI - dilepton search (3)"""journalClubMinutes_Sep11th2017.txt
5th Sept.Z'/CI - dilepton search (2)""50B-2222journalClubMinutes_Sep5th2017.txt

This meeting is moved to Tuesday b/c of Labour day.

Note room change!

28th Aug.Z'/CI - dilepton search (1)

Suggestions for papers are always welcome!

Pool of suggested papers: 

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