|Date||Discussion Leader||Topic / Paper(s)|
|March 30||Organizational Meeting|
|April 6||Andreas Schiller / David Ingram||Physics of Reactors and Energy Production|
|April 13||Cody Parker||Questions from last week. Nuclear Fuel Behavior in Loss-of-coolant Accident (LOCA) Conditions, OECD/NEA report number 6846.|
|April 20||Riveli Nowo||Production of anti-nuclei in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.|
Observation of antimatter helium-4 nucleus, arXiv paper submitted to Nature by RHIC STAR Collaboration.
A (shorter) physicsworld.com article discussing this and a similar result from the LHC Collaboration ALICE.
|April 27||Sushil Dhakal||Questions about the RHIC AntiHelium paper from the previous week.|
|May 4||Bijaya Acharya||Superdeformation in the N=Z Nucleus 36Ar: Experimental, Deformed Mean Field, and Spherical Shell Model Descriptions C.E. Svensson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2693 (2000).|
|May 11||Bing Xia||Open questions about backbending.|
|May 18||Young Shin Byun||S-process Nucleosynthesis. The reading is these pages from a 1994 review article by Brad Meyer. The citation and link to the full article from the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics are given below in the Background Informaton section.|
|May 25||Shamim Akhtar||Questions about the S Proces.|
|June 1||TBA||Informational on Radiation Safety|