Nuclear Lunch: Spring 2022

The Ohio University lunchtime nuclear seminar meets weekly, 11:50-12:45 Wednesdays in Gordy Rm 311, with the potential posssibility of some participants also joining over Zoom, to discuss interesting papers in nuclear and particle physics. All graduate students and postdocs interested in nuclear physics are welcome to attend. We like to start the talks at 11:50 sharp.

The lead coordinators for Nuclear lunch this semester are faculty members Charlotte Elster and Chaden Djalali. Other coordinators are Daniel Phillips, Zach Meisel, Julie Roche, Justin Frantz, and Carl Brune.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
12 January Charlotte Elster Organizational Meeting
19 January
Alexandra Semposki They found hidden patterns in the climate and in other complex phenomena, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Faculty Advisor: Ch. Elster
26 January Ibrahim Alnamlah Discussion of questions from previous week.
2 February Shyam Chauhan Fieldable Muon Momentum Measurement using Coupled Pressurized Gaseous Cherenkov Detectors, arXiv:2201.02591, 2021 ANS Winter Meeting.
Faculty Advisor: J. Roche
9 February Andrius Burnelis Discussion of questions from previous week.
16 February Seminar Rachel Montgomery (see seminar page)
23 February
Yenuel Jones-Alberty Destruction of the cosmic gamma-ray emitter 26Al in massive stars: Study of the key 26Al(n,p) reaction Phys. Rev. C104, L022803 (2021).
Faculty Advisor: C.R. Brune
2 March
Joseph Derkin Discussion of questions from previous week.
9 March
No meeting Spring Break
16 March Brad McClung Machine learning approach to pattern recognition in nuclear dynamics from the ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell model ,
Faculty Advisor: D. Phillips
22 March, 4 pm Nisha Singh Discussion of questions from previous week.
30 March Bikash Chauhan First Observation of the Four-Proton Unbound Nucleus 18Mg Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 172502 (2021).
Faculty Advisor: Z. Meisel
6 April Gula Hamad Discussion of questions from previous week.
13 April Justin Warren 159Dy Electron Capture: A new candidate for neutrino mass determination PRL 127, 272301 (2021).
Faculty Advisor: J. Frantz
20 April Justin Bryan 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.

List of additional potential topics

Previous Nuclear Lunches

Fall 2021  
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