The Ohio University lunchtime nuclear seminar meets weekly, 11:50-12:45 Wednesdays in the Roger Finlay Conference Room, to discuss interesting papers in nuclear and particle physics. All graduate students and postdocs interested in nuclear physics are welcome to attend. We like to start the talks at 11:50 sharp, so please feel free to come as early as ~11:30 for eating and socializing. The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester are faculty members Justin Frantz and Charlotte Elster. Other coordinators are Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Julie Roche, Prakash, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Zach Meisel, and Daniel Phillips.
|Date||Discussion Leader||Topic / Paper(s)|
|17 January||Frantz||Organizational Meeting|
|24 January||Mahesh Poudel||This week there are actually two papers:
Energy-Dependent Neutrino-Nucleon Cross Section Above 10 TeV Using IceCube Showers Unpublished |
Measurement of the multi-TeV neutrino interaction cross-section with IceCube using Earth absorption Nature 551, 596.600 (30 November 2017)
Faculty Advisor: Phillips
|31 January||Sudhanva Lalit||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|7 February||M. H. Anik||Observation of five new narrow Omega_0_c states decaying to Xi^+_c+ K_+,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 162001 (2017). PRL Synopsis: Five Charming New Baryons,
Faculty Advisor: Hicks
|14 February||Utsav Shrestha||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|21 February||Matt Burrows||Refining mass formulas for astrophysical applications: A Bayesian neural network approach,
R. Utama and J. Piekarewicz,
Phys. Rev. C 96 044308 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Meisel
|28 February||Bishnu Karki||Discussion of questions from previous week.|
|7 March||Doug Soltesz||Discovery of
72Rb : A Nuclear Sandbank Beyond the Proton Drip Line,
H. Suzuki et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 192503
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
|14 March||No meeting||Spring Break.|
|21 March||Ibrahim Alnamlah||Discussion of questions (link not yet live) from previous week|
|28 March||Taya Chetry||Discovery of a big void in Khufu’s Pyramid by observation of cosmic-ray muons,
K. Morishima, M. Kuno and M. Tayoubi,
Nature 552, pp. 386–390 (2017)
Faculty Advisor: Frantz
|4 April||Joey Rawley||Discussion of questions (link not yet live) from previous week.|
|11 April||Robert Radloff||New Measurement of the Direct Decay from the 12C Hoyle State,R. Smith, et. al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 132502 (2017). PRL Viewpoint Watching the Hoyle State Fall Apart,
Faculty Advisor: Elster
|18 April||No meeting||APS April Meeting (Columbus)|
|25 April||Cole Raisbeck||Discussion of questions (link not yet live) from previous week.|
- Remember that your presentation should be less than 12 slides long. The purpose of this rule is not to overly constrain you -- it's to give you a better idea of what we expect. We do not expect your talk to be the last word on the subject or a polished seminar. Your presentation is meant to raise some of the key issues, and, ideally, to initiate discussion. If you do not understand something in the paper, say so, or write down your question. We will collect the written questions, and discuss the issues raised as a group. Feel free to contact the course organizers if you have any organizational questions.
- A challenge to speakers generally is to relate your topic to the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.
A couple of administrative notes for Ohio University Physics and Astronomy graduate students:
- If you are an upper-level graduate student in Nuclear physics you should sign up for this activity. You do this by registering for 8501. Since 8501 is a variable credit class you should register for two credit hours of it (=1 for Wednesday lunch-time and 1 for Tuesday at 4 pm). If you give a talk or moderate this semester you will receive a grade of A for those two credits of 8501.
- If you are a first-year graduate student and you want to come to these meetings you should register for 8501 (Nuclear Seminar). If you do this you are not required to attend the regular Tuesday afternoon research seminar---although you are, of course, very welcome if you choose to come on Tuesdays at 4 pm. In consequence first years should sign up for only one credit hour of 8501. Regular attendance on Wednesdays at lunchtime will lead to you receiving a CR for that 1 credit hour.