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 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Measuring and Modeling Heavy Ion Collisions or How I learned to stop worrying and love high performance computing

Ron Soltz, LLNL
Building 6008 Conference Room - 133


Thu., January 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Progress towards the search for the permanent electric dipole moment of Radium-225

Jaideep Singh, Argonne National Lab
Building 6025 Conference Room 12E


Thu., February 09, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Light nuclei, the universe, and everything: New insights from primordial nucleosynthesis

Ken M. Nollet, Argonne National Lab
Building 6008 Conference Room


Fri., February 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Ab initio nuclear widths, real and virtual

Ken M. Nollet, Argonne National Lab
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., February 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Neutrino Oscillation and CP violation studies using accelerator-produced decay-at-rest sources

Jose R. Alonso for the DAEäALUS Collaboration LNS-MIT, Cambridge MA
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., February 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

TRIUMF Accelerators: Present Status and Future Plans

Lia Merminga TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
Building 6008 Conference Room


Tue., March 06, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

Beyond the Periodic Table – Going for the Superheavy Elements

Peter Schwerdtfeger, Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand)
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., March 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm (refreshments at 2:40 pm)

Heavy and superheavy nuclei in relativistic framework

Anatoli Afanasjev,Mississippi State University
Conference Room Building 6008


Tue., March 27, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Direct Capture in Nuclear Astrophysics: The cases of ¹⁷O (p, ) ¹⁸F and ³He ( ) ⁷Be

Antonio Kontos, NSCL, Michigan State University
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., April 05, 2012 at 3 pm (refreshments at 2:40pm)

Nuclear data for the r-process: what should we measure?

Rebecca A. Surman, Union College
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., April 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm (Refreshments at 2:40 pm)

Parity violation measurements with francium at FrPNC

Eduardo Gomez, Institute of Physics, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Building 6025


Thu., May 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm (refreshments at 2:40 pm)

Properties of High-Density Matter in Neutron Stars

Fridolin Weber, San Diego State University
Building 6008, Large Conference Room


Tue., May 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Vacuum as High Voltage Insulation Does Anyone Really Understand It

William Diamond, AECL
Building 6008, Large Conference Room


Thu., May 17, 2012 at 3:00pm ( refreshments at 2:40pm)

IAEA’s Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on beta-delayed neutron emission

Daniel Abriola, International Atomic Energy Agency
Building 6008, Large Conference Room


Thu., May 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., Refreshments at 2:40 p.m.

The ALICE Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, Recent Results and Future Plans

Thomas Cormier, Wayne State University
Building 6008, Large Conference Room


Thu., May 31, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

The moon as a detector of Ultra-High-Energy neutrinos

Olaf Scholten, KVI, Univ. of Groningen
Building 6008, Large Conference Room


Thu., July 05, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Precision Studies with Reactor Antineutrinos: Daya Bay and Beyond

Karsten M. Heeger, University of Wisconsin
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., August 02, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

New techniques for study of N=Z nuclei

David Jenkins, University of York
Building 6008 Conference Room


Thu., October 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (refreshments at 10:40 a.m.)

The End of 3He As We Know It for National Security Applications

Richard Kouzes, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Building 6008 Conference Room


Tue., November 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Gyromagnetic ratios in neutron-rich nuclei by the recoil in vacuum technique

A.E. Stuchbery, Australian National University
Building 6008 Conference Room


Tue., November 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (refreshments at 9:45 a.m.)

Spin Phenomena in Elastic Scattering of 6He and 8He off Protons

Charlotte Elster, Ohio University, Athens
Building 6008 Large Conference Room


Wed., December 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Non-standard charged current interactions: from beta decays to the LHC

Vincenzo Cirigliano, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Building 6025 Large Conference Room


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