Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2015

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 Justin Frantz. Other coordinators are Charlotte Elster, Paul King, Daniel Phillips, and Prakash.

Tentative Schedule

Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
January 14 No talk Organizational Meeting
January 21 Md. Abdullah Al Mamun New equation of state for astrophysical simulations, G. Shen, C. J. Horowitz, and S. Teige, Phys. Rev. C 83, 035802 (2011).
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
January 28 Sudhanva Lalit Discussion of questions from the previous week.
February 4 Tyler Danley Plasma physics: A promising advance in nuclear fusion, Mark Herrmann, Nature, 506, 302–303 (2014). See also Fuel gain exceeding unity in an inertially confined fusion implosion, O.A. Hurricane et al., Nature 506, 343–348 (2014).
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
February 11 Linda Hlophe Discussion of questions from the previous week.
February 18 Cody Parker Viewpoint: Recreating a Stellar Electron Catch, Karlheinz Langanke, Physics 4, 91 (2011). See also Gamow-Teller Transition Strengths from 56Ni, M. Sasano et al., Phys. Rev. Lett 107, 202501 (2011).
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
February 25 Taya Chetry Discussion of questions from the previous week.
March 4 No lunch Spring Break
March 11 Andrea Richard Tetra quarks
Faculty Advisor: Justin Frantz
March 18 Nick Compton Discussion of questions from the previous week.
March 25 Nadyah Alanazi Stretched states in 12,13B with the (d,alpha) reaction, A. H. Wuosmaa et al., Phys. Rev. C 90, 061301(R) (2014).
Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Elster
April 1 Sushil Dhakal Discussion of questions from the previous week.
April 8 Arbin Thapaliya Dark Matter with Pseudoscalar-Mediated Interactions Explains the DAMA Signal and the Galactic Center Excess, Chiara Arina, Eugenio Del Nobile, and Paolo Panci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 011301 (2015).
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
April 15 No lunch April APS Meeting
April 22 Brian Muccioli Discussion of questions from the previous lunch.

Background Information

Administrative Details

A couple of administrative notes for Ohio University Physics and Astronomy graduate students:

If you have any questions about any of this please feel free to contact a faculty coordinator.

List of additional potential topics

Previous Nuclear Lunches

Fall 2014    
Fall 2013 Spring 2014  
Fall 2012 Spring 2013  
Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Spring 2012
Fall 2010 Winter 2011 Spring 2011
Fall 2009 Winter 2010 Spring 2010
Fall 2008 Winter 2009 Spring 2009
Fall 2007 Winter 2008 Spring 2008
Fall 2006 Winter 2007 Spring 2007
Fall 2005 Winter 2006 Spring 2006
Fall 2004 Winter 2005 Spring 2005
Fall 2003 Winter 2004 Spring 2004
Fall 2002 Winter 2003 Spring 2003

Last updated January 8, by C.R. Brune.