Nuclear Lunch: Spring 2023

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 Justin Frantz. Other coordinators are Carl Brune, Chaden Djalali, Christian Drischler, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Daniel Phillips, Prakash, and Julie Roche.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
18 January Justin Frantz Organizational Meeting
25 January
Jacob Murphy Neutrinoless double-β decay: Combining quantum Monte Carlo and the nuclear shell model with the generalized contact formalism, Ronen Weiss, Pablo Soriano, Alessandro Lovato, Javier Menendez, and R. B. Wiringa, Phys. Rev. C 106, (2022)
Faculty Advisor: Christian Drischler
4pm 31 January
Tuesday 4:00 pm
Justin Warren Discussion of questions from previous week. NOTE @ Tuesday Seminar time
1 February
Yuri Kovchegov Seminar presentation and discussion.
8 February
Bikash Chauhan Constraints on the onset of color transparency from quasi-elastic $^{12}$C$(e,e'p)$ up to $Q^2=14.2$~GeV/$c^2$, Bhetuwal et. al. submitted (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Paul King
15 February Justin Bryan Discussion of questions from previous week.
22 February
Alexandra Semposki Observation of a correlated free four-neutron system, Duer et. al. Nature 606, 678–682 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Phillips
1 March Joseph Derkin Discussion of questions from previous week.
8 March
Chirag Rathi Measurement of the Higgs boson width and evidence of its off-shell contributions to ZZ production, The CMS Collaboration, Nature 18, pages 1329–1334 (2022).
Faculty Advisor: Justin Frantz
22 March Joseph Foy Discussion of questions from previous week.
29 March Shyam Chauhan Burning plasma achieved in inertial fusion, Zylstra et. al. Nature 601542–548 (2022)
Faculty Advisor: Carl Brune
April 5 Nisha Singh Discussion of questions from previous week.
April 12
Michael Jeswald Evidence for a QCD accelerator in relativistic heavy-ion collisions, Bland et. al. Phys. Rev. C 106, 034902 (2022)
Faculty Advisor: Madappa Prakash
April 19 Andrius Burnelis Discussion of questions from previous week.

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 2022 Spring 2023
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