Seminars

Thursday, Oct 29 at 9:00 AM
Online via Zoom
DNP 2020 Virtual Conference October 29 to November 1, 2020,
Division of Nuclear Physics 2020 Fall Meeting

Abstract:  The 2020 Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will be held Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2020 https://indico.frib.msu.edu/e/DNP2020Fall

Tuesday, Nov 03 at 11:00 AM
Online via Zoom
Noemi Rocco, Argonne National Laboratory
Lepton-nucleus scattering within nuclear many-body theory

Abstract:  The advent of high precision measurements of neutrinos and their oscillations calls for accurate predictions of their interactions with nuclear targets utilized in the detectors. Achieving a comprehensive description of the different reaction mechanisms active in the broad range of energy relevant for oscillation experiments is a formidable challenge for both particle and nuclear Physics. I will present an overview of recent developments in the description of electroweak interactions within nuclear many-body approaches and discuss the future perspectives to support the experimental effort in this new precision era.

Wednesday, Nov 04 at 4:10 PM
Online via Zoom
Luke Pickering, Michigan State University
The mirror crack'd: Do neutrinos respect charge-parity symmetry?

Abstract:  Neutrinos are absurdly abundant, unfathomably light, and elusively shy: though trillions pass through your body every second, only a handful of them will interact over the course of a lifetime. The properties of these fundamental particles make their study difficult, but enlightening: neutrinos may even be able to explain how we came to exist in the first place. The phenomenon of neutrino oscillation, first observed in 2001, is the process by which a neutrino changes between three flavours (electron, muon, and tau) while travelling. Neutrino oscillation measurements hope to answer a number of fundamental questions, most importantly: Is there enough Charge-Parity violation in the lepton sector to explain the deficit of anti-matter in the observable universe? The Tokai-to-Kamioka (T2K) experiment, which has been taking data since 2010, measures neutrino flavour change between the east and west coasts of Japan. In the latest data we see an indication of significant differences in how neutrinos and anti-neutrinos oscillate---i.e. lepton-sector CP violation. This talk will introduce long-baseline neutrino oscillation measurements, present what we are learning from T2K data about fundamental symmetries, and what the near-future holds for this exciting field of research.

Tuesday, Nov 17 at 11:30 AM
Online via Zoom
Ed Brown, NSCL/MSU
FRIB Theory Alliance - Dialogues on Nuclear Physics: The nuclear physics and astrophysics of accreting neutron stars

Abstract:  Hosts: Alex Gade and Sanjay Reddy and Panelists: Andrew Cumming and Zach Meisel