Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 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 Julie Roche and Prakash. Other coordinators are Charlotte Elster, Paul King, Daniel Phillips, Carl Brune, and Justin Frantz.

Tentative Schedule

Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
26 August J. Roche Organizational Meeting
2 September R. Giri Spectroscopy of geoneutrinos from 2056 days of Borexino data , M. Agostini et al. (Borexino Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. D 92, 031101
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Brune
9 September L. Hlophe Discussion of questions from the previous week.
16 September M. Dlamini Observation of J/Ψp Resonances Consistent with Pentaquark States in Λ0b→J/ΨK-p Decays , R. Aaij et al. (LHCb Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 072001
Also read this article by our own Prof. Hicks.
Faculty Advisor: Dr Prakash
23 September A. Thapaliya Discussion of questions from the previous week.
30 September S. Paneru Underground study of the 17O(p, γ)18F reaction relevant for explosive hydrogen burning , A. Di Leva et al. (LUNA Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. C 89, 015803 Note that this paper is followed by an erratum
Faculty Advisor: Dr Elster
7 October A. Al Mamun Discussion of questions from the previous week.
14 October A. Pun Measurement of interaction between antiprotons , STAR collaboration
Submitted to Nature
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Roche
21 October B. Muccioli Discussion of questions from the previous week.
28 October No talk APS DNP meeting
4 November B. Karki Search for dark photons from neutral meson decays in p+p and d+Au collisions at √ sNN=200 GeV , A. Adare et al. (PHENIX Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. C 91, 031901(R)
Faculty Advisor: Dr Phillips
11 November No talk Veterans Day holiday
18 November S. Lalit Discussion of questions from the previous week.
25 November No talk Thanksgiving holiday break
2 December N. Alanazi 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics,
"for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass"
Laureates: Takaaki Kajita & Arthur B. McDonald
Scientific Background
Information for Public
Press release
Faculty Advisor: Dr. King

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 Spring 2015  
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.