Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2008

This is an archive of the Winter 2008 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
9 April Prakash Introduction to Equation of State (EOS)
16 April Ting Lin The Giant Monopole Resonance in the Sn Isotopes: Why is Tin so “Fluffy”?, U. Garg et al., Nucl. Phys. A788, 36c-43c (2007).
23 April Jerry Yang Parity Violation in Astrophysics, C. J. Horowitz, arXiv:nucl-th/0410074v1 (2004).
30 April Kellen Murphy Direct URCA process in neutron stars, James M. Lattimer, C. J. Pethick, Madappa Prakash, and Pawel Haensel, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2701 (1991).
7 May Moses Oginni Synthesis of the isotopes of elements 118 and 116 in the 249Cf and 245Cm+48Ca fusion reactions, Yu. Ts. Oganessian et al., Phys. Rev. C 74, 044602 (2006); and Evidence for a long-lived superheavy nucleus with atomic mass number A=292 and atomic number Z=~122 in natural Th, A. Marinov, I. Rodushkin, D. Kolb, A. Pape, Y. Kashiv, R. Brandt, R.V. Gentry, H.W. Miller, arXiv:0804.3869v1 (2008).
14 May Gcina Mavimbela LIGO and the Detection of Gravitational Waves, Barry C. Barish and Rainer Weiss, Physics Today 52(10) 44 (1999).
21 May Chen Ji Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J1939+2134 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors, B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 69, 082004 (2004).
28 May Daniel Sayre Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis, B.D. Fields and S. Sarkar, The Reviews of Particle Physics (Particle Data Group, November 2007).
4 June Zach Heinen Photodisintegration of deuterium and big bang nucleosynthesis, K. Y. Hara et al., Phys. Rev. D 68, 072001 (2003).

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Spring 2008 were Prakash, Carl Brune, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Daniel Phillips, Prakash, Julie Roche, Andreas Schiller.
Last updated 5 September 2008 by Carl Brune.