Nuclear Lunch: Fall 2018

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 as early as ~11:30 for eating and socializing.

The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester are faculty members Carl Brune and Prakash. Other coordinators are Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Paul King, and Zach Meisel, and Julie Roche.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
29 August Brune Organizational Meeting
5 September Kaelyn Ferris Magic Nature of Neutrons in 54Ca: First Mass Measurements of 55-57Ca, Michimasa et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 022506 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Meisel
12 September Matthew Burrows Discussion of questions from previous week.
19 September Som Paneru The pressure distribution inside the proton, V. D. Burkert et al., Nature 557, pages 396-399 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Frantz
26 September Utsav Shrestha Discussion of questions from previous week.
3 October Abinash Pun Decay Rate of the Nuclear Isomer 229Th(3/2+,7.8 eV) in a Dielectric Sphere, Thin Film, and Metal Cavity, E. V. Tkalya Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 122501 2018.
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
10 October Kristyn Brandenburg Discussion of questions from previous week.
17 October Irin Sultana Reaction rate for carbon burning in massive stars, C. L. Jiang et al., Phys. Rev. C 97, 012801(R) (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Brune
24 Ocotber DNP Meeting  
31 October Shiv Subedi Discussion of questions from previous presentation.
7 November Yenuel Jones-Alberty Probing high-momentum protons and neutrons in neutron-rich nuclei, The CLAS Collaboration, Nature 560, pages 617-621 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Elster
14 November Ibrahim Alnamlah Discussion of questions from previous week.
21 November Thanksgiving Break 
28 November Bishnu Karki Detection of alpha radionuclides in air from patients during Ra-223 alpha radionuclide therapy, Seiichi Yamamoto et al., Scientific Reports 8, 10976 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Brune
5 December Cole Raisbeck Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Faculty Advisor: Roche

Background Information

Administrative Details

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

  • If you are an upper-level graduate student in Nuclear physics you should sign up for this activity. You do this by registering for 8501. Since 8501 is a variable credit class you should register for two credit hours of it (=1 for Wednesday lunch-time and 1 for Tuesday at 4 pm). If you give a talk or moderate this semester you will receive a grade of A for those two credits of 8501.
  • If you are a first-year graduate student and you want to come to these meetings you should register for 8501 (Nuclear Seminar). If you do this you are not required to attend the regular Tuesday afternoon research seminar---although you are, of course, very welcome if you choose to come on Tuesdays at 4 pm. In consequence first years should sign up for only one credit hour of 8501. Regular attendance on Wednesdays at lunchtime will lead to you receiving a CR for that 1 credit hour.
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 2017 Spring 2018
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Fall 2015 Spring 2016
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