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., September 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Electric Dipole Moments of the Nucleon and Light Nuclei: A Theory Update

Emanuele Mereghetti, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

Electric dipole moments (EDMs) are extremely sensitive probes of physics beyond the Standard Model (SM). A vibrant experimental program is in place, with the goal to improve the existing neutron EDM bound by one/two orders of magnitude, and to test new ideas for the measurement of EDMs of light ions, such as deuteron and helium, at a comparable level. The success of this program, and its implications for physics beyond the SM, relies on the precise calculation of the EDMs in terms of the couplings of CP-violating operators, induced by BSM physics in the QCD Lagrangian. In light of the non-perturbative nature both of QCD at low energy and of the nuclear interactions, these calculations have proven difficult, and are affected by large theoretical uncertainties. In this talk I will review the progress that in recent years has been achieved on different aspects of the calculation of hadronic and nuclear EDMs. In particular, I will discuss how the interplay between lattice QCD and Chiral Effective Field Theory (EFT) has allowed to reduce a set of hadronic uncertainties. Finally, I will discuss how the measurements of the EDMs of one, two, and three nucleon systems can be used to discriminate between various possible mechanisms of time-reversal violation at high energy.

Contact: Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri, (865) 574-6124

Tue., October 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (refreshments served at 2:40 PM)

Production of Radionuclides with Accelerators Big and Small: Complementary Techniques for Filling the Toolbox of Useful Radiotracers

Prof. Suzanne Lapi, Dept. Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bldg. 6008 Large Conference Room

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