Nuclear Lunch: Fall 2017

This is an archive of the Fall 2017 topics; the schedule for the current semester is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
30 August Prakash Organizational Meeting
6 September Abinash Pun Nuclear force imprints revealed on the elastic scattering of protons with 10C, A. Kumar et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 262502 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: King
13 September Shiv Subedi Discussion of questions from previous week.
20 September Utsav Shrestha Lower limit on the heat capacity of the neutron star core, A. Cumming et al., Phys. Rev. C 95, 025806 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
27 September Som Paneru Discussion of questions from previous week.
4 October Sudhanva Lalit Characterizing neutron-proton equilibration in nuclear reactions with subzeptosecond resolution, A. Jedele et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 062501 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Meisel
11 October Mamun Discussion of questions from previous week.
18 October Cole Raisbeck Evidence for light-by-light scattering in heavy-ion collisions with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, ATLAS collaboration, Nat. Phys., Advance Online Pub. (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Frantz
25 October No meeting DNP 2017 (Pittsburgh).
1 November Tyler Danley Discussion of questions from previous week
8 November Bishnu Karki Observation of the hyperfine spectrum of antihydrogen, M. Ahmadi et al., Nature 548, 66 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Hicks
15 November Taya Chetry Discussion of questions from previous week.
22 November No meeting Thanksgiving Break.
29 November Joey Rowley Evolution of the reactor antineutrino flux and spectrum at Daya Bay, Daya Bay collab., Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 251801 (2017).
Faculty Advisor: Phillips
6 December Ibrahim Alnamlah Nobel Prize in Physics 2017, Winners
Faculty Advisor: Roche
13 December No meeting Final Exam Week.

The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch Fall 2017 were faculty members Prakash and Julie Roche. Other coordinators were Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Zach Meisel, and Daniel Phillips.
Last updated August 8, 2017, by Carl Brune.