Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2014

This is an archive of the Spring 2014 topics; the schedule for the current semester is located here.

Schedule

Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
January 22 Bijaya Acharya First measurements of electroweak boson fusion, Cern Courier, Feb 20, 2013. Supplementary reading: Measurement of the hadronic activity in events with a Z and two jets and extraction of the cross section for the electroweak production of a Z with two jets in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV, CMS Collaboration, JHEP 10 (2013) 62; archive preprint:1305.7389.
Faculty advisor: K. Hicks
January 29 Anthony Ramirez Discussion of questions from the previous week.
February 5 Shamim Akhtar Bright Laser-Driven Neutron Source Based on the Relativistic Transparency of Solids M. Roth et al., PRL 110, 044802 (2013).
Faculty advisor: C. Brune
February 12 Brian Muccioli Discussion of questions from the previous week.
February 19 Arbin Thapaliya Reflections on the Fate of Spacetime E. Witten, Physics Today, April 1996, p. 24-30.
Faculty advisor: M. Prakash
February 26 Bing Xia Discussion of questions from the previous week.
March 12 Cody Parker Dosimetry for gadolinium neutron capture therapy Radiation Measurments 59, 233-240 (2013).
Faculty advisor: H. Crawford
March 19 Andrea Richard Discussion of questions from the previous week.
March 26 Nowo Riveli Good fortune from a broken mirror Physics 2, 68 (2009). Supplementary reading: Observation of a Large Atomic Parity Violation in Yb,
Faculty advisor: Daniel Phillips
April 2 Nick Compton Discussion of questions from the previous week.
April 9 Tyler Danley Strong Flux of Low-Energy Neutrons Produced by Thunderstorms Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 125001 (2012). Supplementary reading: Neutron Bursts in Lab Lightning,
Faculty advisor: C. Brune
April 16 Sushil Dhakal Discussion of questions from the previous week.

Background Information


The lead coordinator for Nuclear Lunch Spring 2014 was Ken Hicks. Other coordinators are Carl Brune, Heather Crawford, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Paul King, Ken Nollet, Daniel Phillips, Prakash and Julie Roche.
Last updated August 11, 2014 by H. Crawford.