Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2016

This is an archive of the Spring 2016 topics; the schedule for the current semester is located here.

Background Readings for First Few Weeks

A set of four papers recommended was background reading by the faculty candidates who visited during the first few weeks of the semester.

Colloquium Date Colloquium Speaker Recommended Paper
14 January A. Kuchera "Beyond the Neutron Drip-Line", T. Aumann and H. Simon, Nuclear Physics News, Vol. 24 No. 2, 5-9 (2014).
19 January M. Avila "Alpha-cluster asymptotic normalization coefficients for nuclear astrophysics", M.L. Avila, et al., Phys. Rev. C 90, 042801(R) (2014).
21 January A. Kontos "Astrophysical S factor of 3He(alpha, gamma)7Be", A. Kontos, et al., Phys. Rev. C 87, 065804 (2013).
26 January Z. Meisel "Rare isotopes in the cosmos", H. Schatz, Physics Today 61, 40 (2008).

Main Schedule

Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
13 January T. Danley "alpha-cluster asymptotic normalization coefficients for nuclear astrophysics", M.L. Avila, et al., Phys. Rev. C 90, 042801(R) (2014).
Faculty Advisor: C. Brune
20 January A. Richard "Rare isotopes in the cosmos", H. Schatz, Physics Today 61, 40 (2008).
Faculty Advisor: C. Brune
27 January L. Hlophe Discussion of questions from the previous two weeks.
3 February P. King Organizational Meeting
10 February T. Chetry "Precision Measurement of the Mass and Lifetime of the Ξ0b Baryon",
R. Aaij et al. (LHCb Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 032001 (2014).

Background reading (first observation of the Ξ0b baryon):
"Observation of the Ξ0b Baryon",
T. Aaltonen et al. (CDF Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 102001 (2011).

Faculty Advisor: P. King
17 February A. Pun Discussion of questions from the previous week.
24 February M. Burrows "Dark Matter Ignition of Type Ia Supernovae",
Joseph Bramante
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 141301 (2015).

Faculty Advisor: M. Prakash
2 March No talk Spring break
9 March B. Muccioli Discussion of questions from the previous week.
16 March S. Lalit "Thermodynamics of an Attractive 2D Fermi Gas",
K.Fenech, P.Dyke, T.Peppler, M.G.Lingham, S.Hoinka, H.Hu, and C.J.Vale
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 045302 (2016)
Physics Viewpoint: Journey from Classical to Quantum in Two Dimensions

Faculty Advisor: D. Phillips
23 March S. Paneru Discussion of questions from the previous week.
30 March N. Compton "An improved limit on the charge of antihydrogen from stochastic acceleration",
M.Ahmadi et al.
Nature 529, 373-376, (2016)

Faculty Advisor: C. Brune
6 April A. Thapaliya Discussion of questions from the previous week.
13 April A. Al Mamun "Abashian-Booth-Crowe Effect in Basic Double-Pionic Fusion: A New Resonance?",
P.Adlarson et al. (WASA-at-COSY Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 242302 (2011)

Faculty Advisor: C. Elster
20 April R. Giri Discussion of questions from the previous week.

Follow-up material:
"New Interpretation of the ABC Effect in Two-Pion Production in NN Collisions ",
M.N. Platonova
Few-Body Syst 55, 791 (2014)

"Isospin decomposition of the basic double-pionic fusion in the region of the ABC effect ",
P.Adlarson et al. (WASA-at-COSY Collaboration)
Phys. Lett. B 721, 229 (2013)
27 April No talk Final Exam Week

The lead coordinators for Nuclear Lunch in the Spring 2016 semester were faculty members Paul King and Charlotte Elster. Other coordinators were Daniel Phillips, Carl Brune, Julie Roche, Prakash, and Justin Frantz.
Last updated August 1, 2016 by C.R. Brune.