Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 2004

This is an archive of the Fall 2004 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
15 Sep Hang Liu Redesigning Lattice QCD, Peter Lepage.
22 Sep Hayrullo Shoniyozov Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Comes of Age, Carleton DeTar and Steven Gottlieb, Physics Today 57(2), 45 (2004).
29 Sep Shaleen Shukla "From Monte Carlo Integration to Quantum Chromodynamics", by Massimo Di Pierro, Sections 4.1 and 4.2 (pages 31-37). A link to the article is available below under "Backgroundi Information".
6 Oct Deepshikha Choudhury Lattice QCD meets experiment in hadron physics, Christine Davies and Peter Lepage, Review talk given at Hadron 03: 10th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy, Aschaffenburg, Germany, 31 Aug - 6 Sep 2003.
13 Oct Moses Oginni 7Be(p, gamma)8B Astrophysical S Factor from Precision Cross Section Measurements, A. R. Junghans et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 041101 (2002).
20 Oct Catalin Matei High Precision Measurement of the Superallowed 0+-->0+ beta Decay of 22Mg, J. C. Hardy et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 082501 (2003).
27 Oct Rafail Yarulin Direct measurement of the neutron-neutron scattering cross section at the reactor YAGUAR, W. I. Furman et al., J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 28, 2627-2641 (2002).
3 Nov Sedar Kizilgul 21Na(p,gamma)22Mg Reaction and Oxygen-Neon Novae, S. Bishop et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 162501 (2003).
10 Nov Zach Heinen 2004 Physics Nobel Prizes
David J. Gross, H. David Politzer, and Frank Wilczek:
"for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction"
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Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Fall 2004 were Brune, Carman, Elster, Opper, and Phillips.
Last updated 5 January 2005 by Carl Brune.