Nuclear Lunch -- Winter 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)
16 Jan Ken Hicks Meson Resonances (reading from handout)
23 Jan Remi Adekola Dalitz Plots (reading from handout)
30 Jan Dan Sayre Statistical Analysis. The required reading is Pentaquark Searches, Ken Hicks, arXiv:hep-ph/0703004v3, Proceedings of the Hypernuclear 2006 Conference. See also the paper on pentaquark signals listed below under background reading.
6 Feb Moses Oginni Laser Backscattering. The required reading is Laser Compton back-scattering gamma-ray beamline on NewSUBARU, Shuji Miyamoto et al., Radiation Measurements 41 - Supplement 2, S179-S185 (2006). See also the background readings below.
13 Feb Andreas Schiller Parity Measurements of Nuclear Levels Using a Free-Electron-Laser Generated gamma-Ray Beam, N. Pietralla et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 012502 (2001).
20 Feb Anton Wiranata Island of Rare Earth Nuclei with Tetrahedral and Octahedral Symmetries: Possible Experimental Evidence, J. Dudek et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 072501 (2006).
27 Feb Ting Lin Asymptotic freedom as a spin effect, N. K. Nielsen, American Journal of Physics 49(12), 1171-1178 (1981).
5 March Sergey Postnikov Asymptotic Freedom. The reading comes from the same paper as the previous week.
12 March Kellen Murphy "Glueballs": results and perspectives from the lattice, Gunnar S. Bali, Talk presented at Photon 2001, Ascona, CH, 2.9. - 7.9.01, arXiv:hep-ph/0110254v1 (2001).

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Winter 2008 were Ken Hicks, Carl Brune, Paul King, Daniel Phillips, Prakash, Julie Roche, and Andreas Schiller.
Last updated 7 April 2008 by Carl Brune.