Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 2006

This is an archive of the Fall 2006 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
6 Sep Carl Brune Introduction and Kickoff
13 Sep Daniel Phillips Universality in Few-body Systems with Large Scattering Length, by Eric Braaten and Hans-Werner Hammer, Phys. Rep. 428, 259 (2006). The ``required reading'' is Sections 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, and 4.2 of the paper.
20 Sep Ting Lin A ménage à trois laid bare, Brett D. Esry and Chris H. Greene, Nature 440, 289 (2006). The required reading is this short article and Sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the Braaten-Hammer paper from last week.
27 Sep Anton Wiranata Evidence for Efimov quantum states in an ultracold gas of caesium atoms, T. Kraemer et al., Nature 440, 315 (2006).
4 Oct Daniel Sayre Laser Spectroscopic Determination of the 6He Nuclear Charge Radius, L.-B. Wang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 142501 (2004).
11 Oct Zach Heinen Neutrino mass and mixing parameters: A short review, G.L. Fogli, E. Lisi, A. Marrone, A. Palazzo, and A.M. Rotunno (2005). This paper is more-or-less a condensed version of the background-information paper below by the same group.
18 Oct Sergey Postnikov Neutrino physics, Wick C. Haxton and Barry R. Holstein, American Journal of Physics 68, 15 (2000);
Neutrino physics: An update, Wick C. Haxton and Barry R. Holstein, American Journal of Physics 72, 18 (2004).
The required reading is IV.intro and IV.A (pages 23-25) of the first paper, and IV of the update paper.
25 Oct Moses Oginni Recent Results from K2K, M. Yokoyama, for the K2K Collaboration, SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics, Aug. 2-13, 2004. You may also want to take a look at this recent PRL: Improved Search for νμ→νe Oscillation in a Long-Baseline Accelerator Experiment, S. Yamamoto et al. (K2K Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett 96, 181801 (2006).
1 Nov Carl Brune Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN). The required reading is the following three articles
from the KATRIN website.
8 Nov Shaleen Shukla 2006 Physics Nobel Prizes (Advanced Information):
John C. Mather and George F. Smoot
"for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation"

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Fall 2006 were Brune, Elster, and Phillips.

Last updated 22 November 2006 by Carl Brune.