Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268

If you should wish to subscribe to Email announcements of the Physics Division Seminars, please send email to "seminar-owner AT orph02 DOT phy DOT ornl DOT gov". In your message, please include your name and postal address, as well as your public email address.

Interesting seminars on related topics are available at the University of Tennessee Physics Department Colloquium Series.


Thu., January 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Porter-Thomas distribution in unstable many body systems

Alexander Volya, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., February 03, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Probing the Nuclear Equation of State

Aldo Bonasera, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., March 10, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Ultracold Neutrons: a laboratory for low-energy particle physics

Chen-Yu Liu, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., April 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Status and physics of SNOLAB

Nigel Smith, SNOLAB, Vale Inco Creighton Mine, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Building 6008 Conference Room


Wed., May 18, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

In-Source Laser Spectroscopy on Exotic Isotopes

Klaus D.A. Wendt, Institut für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., June 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

The Little Bang: Understanding the Quark Gluon Plasma

Christine Nattrass, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Building 6008 Conference Room


Fri., July 15, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Thunderstorm ground enhancements (TGEs) evidence of the huge natural accelerators in the thunderclouds

Ashot Chilingarian, Director of Alikhanyan National Laboratory, Yerevan, Armenia
Building 6008 Conference Room


Tue., July 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

* * * TO BE RESCHEDULED * * * Future flavor physics program at Fermilab

Brendan Casey, Fermilab, Batavia, IL
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., July 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Reaction Dynamics Studies with the Facility EXOTIC at LNL

Marco Mazzocco, University of Padova and INFN - Sezione di Padova, Padova, Italy
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., August 04, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Reactions involving weakly bound stable projectiles

Satyaranjan Santra, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai (India)
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., August 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Nuclear moment measurements at NSCL

Paul Mantica, NSCL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., September 01, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Two-proton decay in light nuclei

Robert Charity, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., September 08, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Confinement and Interrogation of Antihydrogen in the ALPHA Trap

Art Olin, TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., September 22, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in 136Xe with EXO-200

Liang Yang, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA
Building 6008 Conference Room


Mon., September 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Recent Precision Neutron Lifetime Measurement

Professor Anatolii P. Serebrov, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., November 03, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Search for neutrinoless double-beta decay with the GERDA experiment

Fabiana Cossavella, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik, Munich, Germany
Building 6008 Conference Room


Fri., November 04, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Low-energy E1 strenght, skin thickness, and reaction cross section in neutron-rich nuclei

Takashi Nakatsukasa, RIKEN, Wako-city, Saitama, Japan
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., November 10, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

First Results from the DoubleChooz Experiment

Brandon White, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., November 17, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Can supernovae illuminate the strangeness of neutron stars?

Irina Sagert, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Building 6008 Conference Room


Tue., November 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Accelerators for ADS

William Barletta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., December 01, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

The Lead Radius Experiment at Jefferson Laboratory

C. J. Horowitz, Indiana University, Bloomington
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., December 08, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Atomic Parity Violation

Marianna Safronova, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Building 6008 Conference Room


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