Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 2007

This is an archive of the Fall 2007 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
5 Sep K. Hicks Introducing the lunch concept and the Standard Model
12 Sep K. Murphy High energy colliders and the rise of the standard model, T. Wyatt, Nature, 448, 274 (2007).
19 Sep C. Ji Beyond the standard model with the LHC, J. Ellis, Nature 448, 297 (2007).
Based on the concluding talk on "Physics at the LHC", Cracow, 2006.
26 Sep A. Wiranata Detector challenges at the LHC, S. Stapnes, Nature, 448, 290 (2007).
3 Oct S. Shukla New Limits on Fundamental Weak-Interaction Parameters from Superallowed β Decay, J.C. Hardy and I.S. Towner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 092502 (2005).
10 Oct Z. Heinen What is the motivation for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) ? The required reading is pages 1-7, 20-21, and 24-26 of the handout.
17 Oct R. Adekola How to produce a radioactive beam? slides excerpted from a talk titled The Context of the School, by Robert Janssens (ANL), presented at the 6th Summer School on Exotic Beam Physics (August 2007). The entire presentation, as well as rest of the talks at the school, is available here.
24 Oct S. Postnikov The 2007 Physics Nobel Price: The Discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (prize recipients: A. Fret and P. Grunberg).
31 Oct J. Yang QCD confinement
7 Nov G. Mavimbela Chiral symmetry breaking

Faculty coordinators for Fall 2007 were Brune, Hicks, King, Phillips, Prakash, and Schiller.
Last updated 11 January 2008 by Carl Brune.