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 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Studying the Solar Interior and other Fundamental Physics using a Neutrino Space-Craft Detector

Nickolas Solomey, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00N (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Neutrino Physics and Beyond with LArTPC Detectors

Georgia Karagiorgi, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., November 09, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Nuclear Symmetry Energy – from Nucleus to Neutron Star

Betty Tsang, NSCL/FRIB, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., November 07, 2017 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (refreshments served at 3:10 PM)

The CASPAR Underground Accelerator Facility for Nuclear Astrophysics

Daniel J. Robertson, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IL
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., November 02, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

The ANDES Deep Underground Laboratory in South America: Status and Prospects

Xavier Bertou, CNEA/CONICET and Centro Atómico Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., October 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 12:00N (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Neutron – Mirror Neutron Oscillation: Phenomenological Implications and Experimental Limits

Zurab Berezhiani, Univ. of L'Aquila and Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, L'Aquila, Italy
Bldg. 4500N, Weinberg Auditorium, Rm I-126


Fri., October 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Tidal Deformation in Neutron Stars and the Physics of Dense Matter

Andrew W. Steiner, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., October 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 12:00N (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Electroweak Processes in Light Nuclei

Joseph A. Carlson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served 2:40 PM)

Recent Reactor Anti-neutrino Flux and Spectrum Measurements

Bryce Littlejohn, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., September 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served 2:40 PM)

Cosmic Ray Shower Simulation Study at a Global Scale and Associate Applications

Olesya Sarajlic, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., August 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Virtual Beta-Gamma Transition in the Decay of 59Ni

Marek Pfützner, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., July 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Nuclear Physics at the Large Hadron Collider

Thomas M. Cormier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Wed., July 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

From the Origin of the Elements to Neutrinoless Double-beta Decay: How advances in detectors and techniques are shaping a new era of nuclear physics and applications

Michael Febbraio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Fri., June 09, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Neutrinoless double-beta decay searches with 76Ge

Bernhard Schwingenheuer, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., May 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served 2:40 PM)

Four-body Calculation of Tetra Neutron System

Emiko Hiyama, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Wako, 351-0198, Japan
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., May 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 12:00N (refreshments served at 10:40 AM)

Short-Range Correlations in Nuclei: Current Status and Future Plans

Or Aharon Chen, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., May 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Overcoming Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) Engineering Challenges

John Clinton Ramsey, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., May 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Overcoming Neutron Electric Dipole Moment (nEDM) Engineering Challenges

John Clinton Ramsey, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Mon., May 08, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

RiKEN RI-Beam Factory, Nihonium and Beyond

Hideto En'yo, Director, RIKEN, Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, Wako, Saitama, Japan
Physics Division, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Mon., May 08, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

RIKEN RI-Beam Factory, Nihonium and Beyond

Hideto En'Yo, Director of RIKEN Nishina Center of Accelerate-Based Science, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., April 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Nature's Ultimate Hadron Collider: Neutron Star Mergers

David Radice, Dept. Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, NJ
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., April 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Fusion and Fission from Time-dependent Hartree-Fock

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


Thu., March 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Recent Developments in Sensitive High-Resolution Laser Spectroscopy at ISOLDE-CERN

Ronald F. Garcia Ruiz, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., March 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

MuSun: Precision Muon Capture on the Deuteron

Daniel J. Salvat, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., March 07, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Explosions and Black Hole Formation in Simulations of the Collapse of Massive Stars

Martin F. Obergaulinger, University of Valencia, Burjassot, 46100, Spain
6008 Large Conference Room


Wed., February 22, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Distant Voice in the Darkness: Searching for Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay with the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR

Benjamin E. Shanks, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
ORNL, Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., January 31, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Hard Probes of the Hot Medium

Redmer Alexander Bertens, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., January 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Neutrino Astronomy, Core-Collapse Supernovae and the HALO-2 Detector

Stanley Yen, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Tue., January 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (refreshments at 1:40 PM)

Cosmic Ray Flux Measurements at Global Scale and the Associated Applications

Xiaochun He, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
6008 Large Conference Room


Thu., January 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Jets with ALICE: from vacuum to QCD at high temperatures

Leticia Cunqueiro, University of Münster, Germany
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room


Wed., January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Challenges of Electronic Structure Calculations on Quantum Computers

Prof. Sabre Kais, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN 47907
Weinberg Auditorium, Bldg. 4500N, Rm. I126


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