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 ~11:30 for eating and socializing.
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.
The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester are faculty members Carl Brune and Daniel Phillips. Other coordinators are Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Paul King, Zach Meisel, Prakash, and Julie Roche.
|Date||Discussion Leader||Topic / Paper(s)|
|24 August||Carl Brune||Organizational Meeting|
|31 August||Mongi Dlamini||
Searches for Sterile Neutrinos with the IceCube Detector,
M. G. Aartsen et al. (IceCube Collaboration),
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 0171801 (2016).
Viewpoint: Hunting the Sterile Neutrino.
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
|7 September||Taya Chetry||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|14 September||Bishnu Karki||
Experimental Neutron Capture Rate Constraint Far from Stability,
S.N. Liddick et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 242502 (2016).
Synopsis: Neutron Capture Constraints.
Faculty Advisor: Zach Meisel
|21 September||Andrea Richard||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|28 September||Kristyn Brandenburg||
Light Particle Solution to the Cosmic Lithium Problem,
Andreas Goudelis, Maxim Pospelov, and Josef Pradler,
Phys. Rev. Lett 116, 211303 (2016).
Synopsis: Lightweight Particles Might Explain Missing Lithium.
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
|5 October||Nadyah Alanazi||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|12 October||Abinash Pun||
Observation of Anomalous Internal Pair Creation in 8Be:
A Possible Indication of a Light, Neutral Boson,
A. J. Krasznahorkay et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett |
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Phillips
|19 October||Sudhanva Lalit||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|26 October||Som Paneru||
Evidence of Strong Proton Shape Fluctuations from Incoherent
Heikki Mäntysaari and Björn Schenke,
Phys. Rev. Lett 117, 052301 (2016).
Viewpoint: Of Gluons and Fireflies.
Faculty Advisor: Justin Frantz
|2 November||Tyler Danley||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|9 November||Doug Soltesz||
Laser spectroscopy of muonic deuterium,
Randolf Pohl et al.,
Science Vol. 353, Issue 6300, pp. 669-673 (2016).
Faculty Advisor: Julie Roche
|16 November||Nick Compton||Discussion of questions from the previous week.|
|23 November||No talk||Thanksgiving Break|
|30 November||Rekam Giri|| 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Elster
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