Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 2014

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 Daniel Phillips and Heather Crawford. Other coordinators are Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks, Paul King, and Prakash.

Tentative Schedule

Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
August 27 No talk Organizational Meeting
September 3 Nick Compton Gravity Resonance Spectroscopy Constrains Dark Energy and Dark Matter Scenarios
Additional information in Physics Viewpoint: Neutrons Knock at the Cosmic Door
Faculty Advisor: D. Phillips
September 10 Cody Parker Discussion of questions from the previous week.
September 17 Sushil Dhakal Antineutrino Monitoring for Heavy Water Reactors
Additional information in Physics Focus: Nuclear Monitoring with Antineutrinos
Faculty Advisor: C. Brune
September 24 Shamim Akhtar Discussion of questions from the previous week.
October 1 Sudhanva Lalit Detection of an Unidentified Emission Line in the Stacked X-Ray Spectrum of Galaxy Clusters
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
October 8 A. Al Mamun Discussion of questions from the previous week.
October 15 Taya Chetry Probing nuclear forces beyond the drip-line using the mirror nuclei 16N and 16F
Faculty Advisor: H. Crawford
October 22 Andrea Richard Discussion of questions from the previous week.
October 29 Linda Hlophe Evidence of Polarization of Gluons in the Proton
Additional description in Synopsis
Faculty Advisor: J. Frantz
November 5 Arbin Thapaliya Discussion of questions from the previous week.
November 12 Rekham Giri First Direct Measurement of the 2H(α,γ)6Li Cross Section at Big Bang Energies and the Primordial Lithium Problem
Faculty Advisor: Ch. Elster
November 19 Tyler Danley Discussion of questions from the previous week.
November 26 No lunch Thanksgiving Break
December 3 Brian Muccioli(?) 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Invention of the blue light-emitting diode (LED)
Akasaki, Amano and Nakamura
Scientific Background, Information for Public

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 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 August 11, 2014 by H. Crawford.