Student Lunch Talk Archive 2013-2019

20 Feb 2013 Matthew Dietrich ANL
"The Radium EDM Experiment"
20 Mar 2013 Torben Lauritsen ANL
"GRETINA - Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array"
17 Apr 2013 Shane Caldwell ANL
"Beta-delayed neutron spectroscopy with an ion trap"
22 May 2013 Ernst Rehm ANL
"Odds and Ends in Nucleosynthesis"
26 Jun 2013 Ben Kay ANL
"Neutrinoless Beta Decay: the Nuclear Structure Ingredient"
26 Jul 2013 Robert Janssens ANL
"A View of the Physics Division: Present and Future"
14 Aug 2013 Summer Student Presentations
Michael Oliver, "Measurement of 4He Scattering in CLAS"
Jake Zappala, "Investigation of cross-sample contamination in Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA)"
Dan Heslop, "Programming an Interface for Shaping Amplifiers"
Joe Su/Lee Clement, "Area II PLC Upgrade"
Alexander Tetterborn, "Simulations of Atomic Depolarization in Magnetic Fields"
18 Sep 2013 Adrian Perez Galvan
"Low Energy Tests of the Standard Model with A=8 Systems"
16 Oct 2013 Calem Hoffman
"Exploring Nuclei Through Transfer Reactions"
20 Nov 2013 Teng Lek Khoo
"Superheavy Nuclei"
18 Dec 2013 Paul Reimer
"Measuring the Antimatter in Matter"
15 Jan 2014 Omar Nusair
"Production of secondary beams via multi-particle transfer"
19 Feb 2014 John Arrington
"What's wrong with the proton or: How I stopped worrying and learned to love QCD"
26 Mar 2014 Jason Clark
"Masses by the masses"
21 May 2014 Zach Conway
"What you should know and why you should care about superconducting radio-frequency accelerator cavities"
18 Jun 2014 Chen-Yu Xu
"Surprises and Puzzles from Probing Yb Atoms Trapped in Noble Gas Solids"

As a point defect in a crystal lattice, a neutral Yb atom isolated in a solid noble gas matrix qualitatively resembles the free atom in terms of their optical excitations and spontaneous decays. Our studies are undertaken to determine the feasibility of optically polarizing the nuclear spins of trapped atoms, which has potential applications in testing fundamental symmetries, measuring the cross-sections of rare nuclear astrophysical reactions, and perhaps quantum memory & quantum computing. The high resolution optical spectra indicate the atomic structure of Yb and the crystal field perturbation from the matrix. The hyperfine quenching rate of the clock transition in 171Yb trapped in solid Ne is measured and the corresponding rate in vacuum is extracted for the first time. A matrix-enhanced spontaneous emission rate of an intercombination transition is observed and is attributed to the change in the vacuum of the quantum electrodynamics. I will also describe our progress towards optical pumping of 171Yb nuclei.

16 Jul 2014 Sergio Almaraz-Calderon
"Fusion Cross Section Measuremants with Music"
17 Sep 2014 Brad DiGiovine
"Development of Superheated Active Taget Systems"
22 Oct 2014 Helena David
"Recoil-Decay-Beta Tagging Studies of Exotic, Proton-Rich Nuclei"
19 Nov 2014 Darek Seweryniak
"Studies of Heavy Nuclei with the Argonne Gas-Filled Analyzer"
17 Dec 2014 Akaa Ayangeakaa
"The Gretina Campaign at ATLAS: Coulomb Excitation MEasurement of Neutron-Rich Nuclei with CARIBU and CHICO II"
21 Jan 2015 Brahim Mustapha
"An In-flight Radioactive Beam Separator for the ATLAS facility"
18 Feb 2015 William Bauder
"Laser Ablation and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry at ATLAS"
18 Mar 2015 Jake Zappala
"Applications and Developments in Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA)"
22 Apr 2015 Jonathan Entwisle
"The (d,3He) Reaction on the 136Xe and 130Te 0ν2β Decay Candidates"
12 May 2015 Graeme E. Morgan
"Detector Upgrade for Phase-Imaging Ion-Cyclotron Resonance Measurements at the CPT"
17 Jun 2015 John Greene
"Accelerator Target Preparation"
15 Jul 2015 Birger Back, Argonne Physics Division
Discoveries of Transuranium Elements--A Brief Overview
17 Aug 2015 Note: held on Monday this time
Ben Kay, Argonne Physics Division
Probing Nuclear Structure with Transfer Reactions
16 Sep 2015 Mike Carpenter, Argonne Physics Division
Digital DAQ's at ATLAS
21 Oct 2015 Melina Avila, Argonne Physics Division
ANCs at Sub-Coulomb Energies to Constrain Key α-Capture Reaction Rates
18 Nov 2015 Peter Mueller, Argonne Physics Division
Weak Interaction Study with Laser Trapped He-6 Atoms
16 Dec 2015 Ian Cloët, Argonne Physics Division
Unlocking the Secrets of QCD with the Dyson-Schwinger Equations
20 Jan 2016 Calem Hoffman, Argonne Physics Division
The Usefulness and Determination of Nuclear Single-Particle States
17 Feb 2016 Ernst Rehm, Argonne Physics Division
Accelerators in Astrophysics
16 Mar 2016 Jack Winkelbauer, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Argonne Physics Division
Studying the Nuclear Symmetry Energy with Heavy Ion Collisions
20 Apr 2016 Sean Kuvin, University of Connecticut and Argonne Physics Division
Measurement of 17F(d,n)18Ne at RESOLUT and the study of 17F(p,γ)
18 May 2016 Michael Bishof, Argonne Physics Division
Measuring the shape of radium atoms: searching for physics beyond the Standard Model with ultracold atoms
15 Jun 2016 Daniel Ayangeakaa, Argonne Physics Division
Shape coexistence and the role of axial asymmetry in neutron-rich Ge isotopes
20 Jul 2016 Simone Bottoni, Argonne Physics Division
Nuclear Structure Studies with Direct Reactions between Heavy Ions
17 Aug 2016 Jerry Nolen, Argonne Physics Division
Building a superconducting recoil separator for nuclear physics
and producing medical isotopes for cancer therapy
21 Sep 2016 Kalle Auranen, Argonne Physics Division
Spectroscopy of 197,199,201,203At
20 Oct 2016 Note: held on Thursday this time
Mary Burkey, University of Chicago and Argonne Physics Division
Searching for Tensor Currents in the Weak Interaction Using 8Li Beta Decay
16 Nov 2016 Mohammad Hattawy, Argonne Physics Division
New Generation Nuclear Physics via Measuring Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering Reactions
21 Dec 2016 No student lunch talk this month
18 Jan 2017 Rodney Orford, McGill University and Argonne Physics Division
Trapping at CARIBU and Mass Measurements for Millennials
15 Feb 2017 No student lunch talk this month
22 Mar 2017 Note: held on the fourth Wednesday of the month this time
Alessandro Lovato, Argonne Physics Division
Nuclear Physics on the Riviera: a Quantum Monte Carlo Perspective
12 Apr 2017 Note: held on the second Wednesday of the month this time
Robert Wiringa, Argonne Physics Division
Manhattan and the B-29
17 May 2017 Ben Kay, Argonne Physics Division
Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Nuclear Structure
Summer mini series over the next approximately 5 weeks -- usually 12 noon on Wednesday
28 Jun 2017 Note: held on fourth Wednesday of the month this time
Kawtar Hafidi, Director, Physics Division, Argonne
Informal discussion with grad students, co-op students, and postdocs
5 Jul 2017 Zach Conway: Accelerator Physics
12 Jul 2017 Melina Avila: Nuclear Astrophysics
Robert Wiringa: Nuclear Structure Theory
19 Jul 2017 John Greene: Accelerator Target Preparation
Jake Zappala: Atom Trapping
21 Jul 2017 (Friday) Ben Kay: Low Energy Nuclear Physics
Seamus Riordan: Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
16th Exotic Beam Summer School (July 23-29)
31 Jul 2017 (Monday) Adam Freese: QCD Theory
Student Oral Presentations:
Sophia Vojta, Acceleration Cavity Optimization for ACCIL
Jacob Heglund, JLEIC Linac Design and Beam Dynamics
Student Poster Presentations:
Joseph Pastore, QCD Evolution Of Generalized Parton Distributions
Ravyn Dickinson, Multi-Process Synchronization via Shared Memory Allocation for the ATLAS Control System
16 Aug 2017 No student lunch talk this month
20 Sep 2017 Whitney Armstrong, Argonne Physics Division, MEP
Physics with the Electron Ion Collider
18 Oct 2017 Adam Freese, Argonne Physics Division, Theory
Spatial Tomography of Hadrons
15 Nov 2017 Sereres Johnston, Argonne Physics Division, MEP
Search for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay in High Pressure Gas Xenon
20 Dec 2017 Cancelled for Holidays
17 Jan 2018 Jake Zappala, Argonne Physics Division, MEP
Investigating underground production of 81Kr and its impacts on radiokrypton dating
21 Feb 2018 Daniel Burdette, University of Notre Dame
Testing the weak interaction through precision beta-decay experiments
27 Mar 2018 Patrick Copp, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Decay Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Fission Products using Low-Energy CARIBU Beams
18 Apr 2018 Mohammad Hattawy, Argonne Physics Division, MEP
3D Partonic Structure of Nucleons and Nuclei
16 May 2018 Frank Cao, Argonne Physics Division, MEP
Using Kinematic Fitting to Select Exclusive Coherent Deeply Virtual Pion Production off Helium Events
Summer mini-series -- At noon on Tuesdays, except for the first week
27 Jun 2018 Sereres Johnston and Matt Dietrich
Neutrino's hidden nature: Double beta decay in Xenon
Atom Trapping in the Physics Division
3 Jul 2018 Melina Avila Coronado and Adam Freese
Nuclear astrophysics at ATLAS
Quantum chromodynamics: theory of the strong nuclear force
10 Jul 2018 Zach Conway and Ben Kay
An Overview of the Accelerator Development Group
Low Energy Nuclear Physics at ATLAS
17 Jul 2018 Seamus Riorden and Tom Polakovic
Taking Pictures of Protons, Neutrons, and Nuclei
Superconducting detectors of single photons and particles
24 Jul 2018 John Greene and Matt Gott
Accelerator Target Preparation - Physics Division Target Laboratory
Radiopharmacy and Isotope Production at Argonne
19 Sep 2018 David Blyth
Particle Tracking as a Neural Machine Translation Problem
28 Nov 2018 Shaofei Zhu
Studies of Octopole Correlation sin Atomic Nuclei
20 Mar 2019 Melina Avila
Nuclear Physics for the Understanding of X-ray Bursts
24 Apr 2019 Adam Freese
Adventures on the Light Front