Nuclear Lunch: Spring 2022

The Ohio University lunchtime nuclear seminar meets weekly, 11:50-12:45 Wednesdays in Roger Finlay Conference Room located upstairs in the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory. We will discuss interesting papers in nuclear physics and related fields. All graduate students and postdocs interested in nuclear physics are welcome to attend. The talks will start at 11:50 sharp.

The lead coordinator for Nuclear lunch this semester is faculty member Carl Brune. Other coordinators are Chaden Djalali, Christian Drischler, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Daniel Phillips, Prakash, and Julie Roche.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
24 August Carl Brune Organizational Meeting
31 August
Joseph Derkin Experimental demonstration of optical stochastic cooling, J. Jarvis et al., Nature 608, pages 287-292 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Julie Roche
7 September Michael Jeswald Discussion of questions from previous week.
14 September
Pramita Tiwari Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton, The NNPDF Collaboration, Nature 608, pages 483-487 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Justin Frantz
21 September Yenuel Jones-Alberty Discussion of questions from previous week.
28 September
Justin Bryan Evidence for Nonlinear Gluon Effects in QCD and Their Mass Number Dependence at STAR, STAR Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 092501 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Prakash
5 October Shyam Chauhan Discussion of questions from previous week.
12 October
Sijan Regmi Neutron-upscattering enhancement of the triple-alpha process, J. Bishop et al., Nature Communications 13, 2151 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
19 October Bikash Chauhan Discussion of questions from previous week.
26 October Joseph Foy Bootstrapping the deuteron, Dong Bai, arXiv:2201.00551 [nucl-th].
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Phillips
2 November Bradley McClung Discussion of questions from previous week.
9 November
Andrius Burnelis Variational approaches to constructing the many-body nuclear ground state for quantum computing, I. Stetcu, A. Baroni, and J. Carlson Phys. Rev. C 105, 064308 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Charlotte Elster
16 November Alexandra Semposki Discussion of questions from previous week.
23 November No Meeting Thanksgiving Break
30 November Nisha Singh 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science.” See the the Scientific Background.
Faculty Advisor: Paul King

Background Information

  • Remember that your presentation should be less than 12 slides long. The purpose of this rule is not to overly constrain you -- it's to give you a better idea of what we expect. We do not expect your talk to be the last word on the subject or a polished seminar. Your presentation is meant to raise some of the key issues, and, ideally, to initiate discussion. If you do not understand something in the paper, say so, or write down your question. We will collect the written questions, and discuss the issues raised as a group. Feel free to contact the course organizers if you have any organizational questions.
  • A challenge to speakers generally is to relate your topic to the 2015 NSAC Long Range Plan.

Administrative Details

A couple of administrative notes for Ohio University Physics and Astronomy graduate students:

  • If you are an upper-level graduate student in Nuclear physics you should sign up for this activity. You do this by registering for 8501. Since 8501 is a variable credit class you should register for two credit hours of it (=1 for Wednesday lunch-time and 1 for Tuesday at 4 pm). If you give a talk or moderate this semester you will receive a grade of A for those two credits of 8501.
  • If you are a first-year graduate student and you want to come to these meetings you should register for 8501 (Nuclear Seminar). If you do this you are not required to attend the regular Tuesday afternoon research seminar---although you are, of course, very welcome if you choose to come on Tuesdays at 4 pm. In consequence first years should sign up for only one credit hour of 8501. Regular attendance on Wednesdays at lunchtime will lead to you receiving a CR for that 1 credit hour.
If you have any questions about any of this please feel free to contact a faculty coordinator.

Previous Nuclear Lunches

Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Fall 2013 Spring 2014
Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Spring 2012
Fall 2010 Winter 2011 Spring 2011
Fall 2009 Winter 2010 Spring 2010
Fall 2008 Winter 2009 Spring 2009
Fall 2007 Winter 2008 Spring 2008
Fall 2006 Winter 2007 Spring 2007
Fall 2005 Winter 2006 Spring 2006
Fall 2004 Winter 2005 Spring 2005
Fall 2003 Winter 2004 Spring 2004
Fall 2002 Winter 2003 Spring 2003