Nuclear Lunch: Fall 2018

This is an archive of the Fall 2018 topics; the schedule for the current semester is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
29 August Brune Organizational Meeting
5 September Kaelyn Ferris Magic Nature of Neutrons in 54Ca: First Mass Measurements of 55-57Ca, Michimasa et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 022506 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Meisel
12 September Matthew Burrows Discussion of questions from previous week.
19 September Som Paneru The pressure distribution inside the proton, V. D. Burkert et al., Nature 557, pages 396-399 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Frantz
26 September Utsav Shrestha Discussion of questions from previous week.
3 October Abinash Pun Decay Rate of the Nuclear Isomer 229Th(3/2+,7.8 eV) in a Dielectric Sphere, Thin Film, and Metal Cavity, E. V. Tkalya Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 122501 2018.
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
10 October Kristyn Brandenburg Discussion of questions from previous week.
17 October Irin Sultana Reaction rate for carbon burning in massive stars, C. L. Jiang et al., Phys. Rev. C 97, 012801(R) (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Brune
24 Ocotber DNP Meeting  
31 October Shiv Subedi Discussion of questions from previous presentation.
7 November Yenuel Jones-Alberty Probing high-momentum protons and neutrons in neutron-rich nuclei, The CLAS Collaboration, Nature 560, pages 617-621 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Elster
14 November Ibrahim Alnamlah Discussion of questions from previous week.
21 November Thanksgiving Break 
28 November Bishnu Karki Detection of alpha radionuclides in air from patients during Ra-223 alpha radionuclide therapy, Seiichi Yamamoto et al., Scientific Reports 8, 10976 (2018).
Faculty Advisor: Brune
5 December Cole Raisbeck Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Faculty Advisor: Roche

Background Information

The lead coordinators for Nuclear Lunch Fall 2018 were faculty members Carl Brune and Prakash. Other coordinators were Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Paul King, and Zach Meisel, and Julie Roche.
Last updated April 3, 2019 by Carl Brune.