Date | Discussion Leader | Topic / Paper(s) |
7 Jan | Organizational meeting | |
14 Jan | Charlotte Elster | How do we get a nucleon-nucleon potential? Charlotte's presentation from 14 January. S. Okubo and R.E. Marshak, Annals of Physics 4, 166 (1958). |
21 Jan | Chieh Jen Yang | Simplified version of AV18 to upstream potentials "Evolution of Nuclear Spectra with Nuclear Forces", R.B. Wiringa and S.C. Pieper, Phys.Rev.Lett. 89, 182501 (2002). More details are available from: "Pair counting, pion-exchange forces and the structure of light nuclei", R. B. Wiringa, Physical Review C 73, 034317 (2006) Faculty advisers: Prakash and Charlotte Elster |
28 Jan | University closed due to winter storm | |
4 Feb | Dan Sayre | Cold neutron scattering "Study of nanoprecipitates in a nickel-based superalloy using small-angle neutron scattering and transmission electron microscopy", E-Wen Huang For supplemental information, refer to the NIST Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) web site, particularly the 'SANS Instruments' and 'SANS Tutorial' links to the right. Faculty adviser: Andreas Schiller |
11 Feb | Chen Ji | Thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory: The National Igintion Facility "The National Ignition Facility: Ushering in a New Age for Science", "Inertial Confinement Fusion: How to Make a Star", and "A Closer Look at Nucleosynthesis" Faculty adviser: Carl Brune |
18 Feb | Wei Tang | Thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory: "ITER and the Promise of Fusion Energy", presentation by Robert Goldston. Faculty adviser: Carl Brune |
25 Feb | Anton Wiranata | Nuclear density functionals, Part 1:
State and prove the Hohenberg-Kohn theorem Use the following readings for both 25 Feb and 4 March (concentrate on Section I of Hohenberg and Kohn for this week): "Inhomogeneous Electron Gas", P. Hohenberg and W. Kohn, Phys. Rev, 136, B 864 (1964). These may be easier to understand: "A bird's-eye view of density-functional theory", K. Capelle, arXiv:cond-mat/0211443v2 (Note that there is a longer, more recently revised version of this document on arXiv, if you desire more detail: arXiv:cond-mat/0211443v5.) "Density functional theory: An introduction", N. Argaman and G. Makov, Am. J. Phys. 68 (1) 69 (January 2000). Faculty adviser: Prakash |
4 Mar | Rakitha Beminiwattha | Nuclear density functionals, Part 2:
Consider some applications Use the same readings as 25 February: "Inhomogeneous Electron Gas", P. Hohenberg and W. Kohn, Phys. Rev, 136, B 864 (1964). "A bird's-eye view of density-functional theory", K. Capelle, arXiv:cond-mat/0211443v2 "Density functional theory: An introduction", N. Argaman and G. Makov, Am. J. Phys. 68 (1) 69 (January 2000). Faculty adviser: Prakash |
11 Mar | Buddhini Waidyawansa | High-x physics after the JLab 12 GeV upgrade An exerpt of the white paper for the JLab 12 GeV upgrade, talking about structure functions at large x. Faculty adviser: Julie Roche |