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Wednesday, 26 June at 3 pm

Patrick Spradlin

Reproduction is the Heart of Empirical Science

Mistakes occur.  It happens to everyone.  Things go wrong and sometimes even stringent application of peer review cannot catch errors.  For this reason, independent replication of results is at the foundation of empirical science, defining what we know to be true about the physical universe.  Unfortunately, independent replication is becoming increasingly difficult in particle physics due to growing sample sizes, the impracticality of replicating large scale processing of data, and the often long intervals between successive experiments.  I will discuss the importance of replication in particle physics using examples of unreproducible results from my personal experience in charm physics.

Colloquia 2018/19

Colloquia 2018/19

2018

Date

Speaker

Title

19/09/2018

Daniele Faccio (Glasgow)

Viewing the world with quantum eyes

26/09/2018

Steve Barnett (Glasgow)

Vacuum friction and related puzzles

10/10/2018

Daniel J. Smith (Glasgow)

Mental health research using large-scale population data

24/10/2018

Laura Nuttall (Portsmouth)

How data quality affects the search for gravitational waves and the resulting astrophysical implications

7/11/2018

Ilja Gerhardt (MPI-FKF Stuttgart)

Polarization entangled photon pairs from a single molecule

21/11/2018

Leo Molina-Luna (TU Darmstadt)

Colloquium cancelled

5/12/2018

Christian Bonato (Heriot-Watt)

Quantum technology with single spins

2019

Date

Speaker

Title

16/01/2019

Sally Jordan (Open University)

Demographic gaps in physics retention and attainment: Myth and reality

23/01/2019

Ed Daw (Sheffield)

Hunting for axions with ADMX

06/02/2019

Viv Kendon (Durham)

Computational quantum walks

20/02/2019

Sir Michael Berry (Bristol)

Nature's optics and our understanding of light

6/03/2019

Susan Smith (ATLAS)

Colloquium cancelled

20/03/2019

Christoph Englert (Glasgow)

Particle Physics in the Higgs Era

17/4/2019

Sneha Malde (Oxford)

Beautiful and Charming CP violation: Looking for cracks in the Standard Model

14/5/2019

tba

Colloquium on Mental Heath Awareness 

22/5/2019

Andrew Laing (Texas Arlington)

Double beta decay as a probe of the fundamental nature of the neutrino

26/6/2019

Patrick Spradlin

Reproduction is the Heart of Empirical Science