Nuclear Lunch -- Fall 2016

This is an archive of the Fall 2016 topics; the schedule for the current semester is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
24 August Carl Brune Organizational Meeting
31 August Mongi Dlamini Searches for Sterile Neutrinos with the IceCube Detector, M. G. Aartsen et al. (IceCube Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 0171801 (2016). See also Viewpoint: Hunting the Sterile Neutrino.
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
7 September Taya Chetry Discussion of questions from the previous week.
14 September Bishnu Karki Experimental Neutron Capture Rate Constraint Far from Stability, S.N. Liddick et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 242502 (2016). See also Synopsis: Neutron Capture Constraints.
Faculty Advisor: Zach Meisel
21 September Andrea Richard Discussion of questions from the previous week.
28 September Kristyn Brandenburg Light Particle Solution to the Cosmic Lithium Problem, Andreas Goudelis, Maxim Pospelov, and Josef Pradler, Phys. Rev. Lett 116, 211303 (2016). See also Synopsis: Lightweight Particles Might Explain Missing Lithium.
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
5 October Nadyah Alanazi Discussion of questions from the previous week.
12 October Abinash Pun Observation of Anomalous Internal Pair Creation in 8Be: A Possible Indication of a Light, Neutral Boson, A. J. Krasznahorkay et al., Phys. Rev. Lett 116, 042501 (2016).
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Phillips
19 October Sudhanva Lalit Discussion of questions from the previous week.
26 October Som Paneru Evidence of Strong Proton Shape Fluctuations from Incoherent Diffraction, Heikki Mäntysaari and Björn Schenke, Phys. Rev. Lett 117, 052301 (2016). See also Viewpoint: Of Gluons and Fireflies.
Faculty Advisor: Justin Frantz
2 November Tyler Danley Discussion of questions from the previous week.
9 November Doug Soltesz Laser spectroscopy of muonic deuterium, Randolf Pohl et al., Science Vol. 353, Issue 6300, pp. 669-673 (2016).
Faculty Advisor: Julie Roche
16 November Nick Compton Discussion of questions from the previous week.
23 November No talk Thanksgiving Break
30 November Rekam Giri 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
Video explanation.
Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Elster

The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester were faculty members Carl Brune and Daniel Phillips. Other coordinators were Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Paul King, Zach Meisel, Prakash, and Julie Roche.
Last updated January 9, 2017, by Carl Brune.