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., November 06, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Studying the Proton Radius Puzzle

Katherine Elizabeth Mesick, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., October 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Experiments with MUSIC, a MultiSampling Ionization Chamber

K. Ernst Rehm, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., October 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Techniques and Applications for Spin Polarized Nuclei

Josh Pierce, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), Newport News, Virginia
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., October 09, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 N (refreshments served at 10:40 PM)

The Early Days and Development of Low-Energy Neutrino Physics from 1950-Today

Frank Avignone, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Fundamental Characteristics of Gas Cluster Ion Beam (GCIB) and Its Applications*

Noriaki Toyoda, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Hyogo, Japan
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The EXO Program and the Quest for Majorana Neutrino Masses

Giorgio Gratta, Physics Dept., Stanford University, Stanford, CA
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Geant4 and Beyond for Multi-Disciplinary Simulation

Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Sezione di Genova, Genova, Italy
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 04, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Nuclear Shell Model for Neutron-Rich Nuclei

Yanxin Liu*, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou, China and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
ORNL, Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Mon., August 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Nuclear and Hydrodynamics in Supernovae

Samuel Jones, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., August 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Clinical Applications of Targeted Alpha Particle Therapies

David A. Scheinberg, Sloan Kettering Institute, NY, NY
ORNL, Bldg. 4500N, Weinberg Auditorium, Rm I126


Thu., August 07, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The Isobar Separator for Anions: A Powerful Technique for Suppressing Isobaric Interferences in AMS

Jean-François Alary, Isobarex Corp., Canada
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Mon., July 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Neutron Spectroscopy without Time-of-Flight: (d,n) and α,n) Measurements Using a DSP-Based Deuterated Scintillator Array

Michael Febbraro, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., July 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The Physics of the Global Energy Problem

Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., June 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Phenomenological Model of Beta-Delayed Neutron Emission

Krzysztof Miernik, The University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Fri., June 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Overview of ISOL Facility for RISP

Hyung-Joo Woo, ISOL Team, RISP, Institute for Basic Science, SEOUL, South Korea
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., June 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Gamma-Ray Bursts: Current Status and Future Instruments

Lorraine Hanlon, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., June 05, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Magic and Semi-Magic Nature of the Tin Isotopes

James Mitchell Allmond, JINPA-ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Fri., May 23, 2014 at 11:00 am - 12:00 PM (refreshments at 10:40 PM)

Actinides & AMS: Nuclear (Astro) Physics and Environmental Applications

Anton Wallner, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., May 01, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments served at 2:40 pm)

Nuclear Incompressibility, the Asymmetry Term, and the MEM Effect

Umesh Garg, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
ORNL, Bldg 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., April 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (refreshments at 2:40 p.m.)

Mean-Field Dynamics for Giant Resonances and Fusion Reactions

Paul D. Stevenson, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Wed., April 09, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments at 2:40 PM)

Relative Merits of X-Ray, Proton and Carbon Beam Therapy

Prof. Oliver Jäkel, University of Heidelberg, Germany
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., April 01, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments served at 2:40 pm)

Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiments

Robert D. McKeown, Deputy Director of Science, Jefferson Laboratory, Newport News, VA
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., March 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Refreshments at 2:40PM)

Weak Interaction Studies with Laser-Trapped 6He

David W. Zumwalt, Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., March 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments at 2:40 pm)

SensL Silicon Photomultipliers – Technology, Products & Scintillator Readout Applications

John G. Murphy, SensL Technologies, Cork, Ireland
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., March 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Parity Violation in Electron Scattering: Searching for Physics beyond the Standard Model

Mark Macrea Dalton, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB), Newport News, VA
ORNL, Bldg. 6008, Large Conference Room


Thu., March 06, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshment at 2:40 pm)

Time Reversal Invariance Violation in Nuclei: Enhancements and Discovery Potential

Vladimir Gudkov, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., February 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Jet Quenching in Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions: Shedding Light on the Quark Gluon Plasma

Rosi Reed, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
ORNL, Bldg. 6025 Large Conference Room


Thu., January 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (refreshments served at 2:40 pm)

Recent Results from the LUX Dark Matter Experiment

Kevin O'Sullivan, Yale University, New Haven, CT
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


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