Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2009

This is an archive of the Spring 2009 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
1 Apr Andreas Schiller B2FH: Synthesis of the Elements in Stars, E. Margaret Burbidge, G. R. Burbidge, William A. Fowler, and F. Hoyle, Rev. Mod. Phys. 29, 547-650 (1957).
8 Apr Rakitha Beminiwattha Measurement of the Negative Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment to 0.7 ppm, G. W. Bennett et al. [Muon (g-2) Collaboration], Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 161802 (2004).
Faculty adviser: Ken Hicks
15 Apr Buddhini Waidyawansa Precision pins down the electron's magnetism, Gerald Gabrielse and David Hanneke, Cern Courier (Oct 5, 2006).
Faculty adviser: Ken Hicks
22 Apr Carl Brune Japanese Nuclear and Particle Physics Facilities
29 Apr Parisa Roustazadeh The highest-energy cosmic rays appear to come from nearby active galactic nuclei, Bertram Schwarzschild, Physics Today, January 2008, pp. 16-19.
Faculty advisers: Brune/Roche
6 May Jerry Yang White Paper on Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays
Faculty advisers: Brune/Roche
13 May Sergey Postnikov Hadronization and the Early Universe: Quark Recombination
Hadronization in heavy ion collisions: Recombination and fragmentation of partons, Rainer Fries, Physical Review Letters, May 2003. (+ "Cover Interview").
Faculty adviser: Justin Frantz
20 May Anton Wiranata Hadronization and the Early Universe: Statistical Hadronization
Chemical equilibration in Pb+Pb collisions at the SPS , P. Braun-Munzinger, I. Heppe and J. Stachel, Physics Letters B Volume 465, Issues 1-4, 21 October 1999.
Faculty adviser: Justin Frantz
27 May Daniel Sayre MSU's Reaccelerated Beam Facility (ReA3)
MSU/NSCL ReA3 Webinars
Faculty adviser: Andreas Schiller
3 Jun Chen Ji Bonner Prize Winner: Robert McKeown, "For his pioneering work on studying nucleon structure using parity-violating electron scattering, in particular for the first measurement of the strange quark contribution to the electromagnetic structure of the proton."
The reading is: How Strange Is the Proton?, G√ľnther Rosner, Science 290, 2083-2084 (2000) and Investigating the proton's strange sea, David Armstrong and Kandice Carter, Cern Courier, September 29, 2005.
Faculty adviser: Julie Roche

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Spring 2009 were Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Prakash, Julie Roche, and Andreas Schiller.
Last updated 9 September 2010 by Carl Brune.