Category: talks

Six Undergrads Receive Support to Participate in CEU-DNP 2017

Six students were selected to participate in CEU-DNP this October in Pittsburgh and were offered support for lodging for their participation: Courtney Nelson (REU Student): Optical Thin Film Thickness Measurement for the Single Atom Microscope Daniel Coulter: Design of a Prototype Single Atom Microscope for Nuclear Astrophysics Evan Ryan (Honors College Seminar): Characterizing Optical Backgrounds ...

FRIB Day 1 Science Workshop: Fundamental Symmetries

Today I will present a talk with Jon Engel on FRIB Day 1 Science Opportunities for Fundamental Symmetries. This talk is part of a workshop that is a satellite meeting of the 2017 (US) Low Energy (Nuclear Physics) Community Meeting which is being hosted by Physics Division at Argonne National Lab. The main thrust of the talk ...

Impressions from the Spring Meeting of the German Physics Society 2017 #DPGDD17

Last week from March 19th to 24th I attended the annual Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section of the German Physics Society 2017 in Dresden. The new hot topics in this field currently are perovskite materials for solar cells, micro-swimmers, medical and biological applications of hydrogels and bio imaging. I was particularly interested to ...

Fundamental Symmetries of the Early Universe and the Origin of Matter

This week I hosted Prof. Michael Ramsey-Musolf, Director of the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions,  who was visiting from UMass.-Amherst to give the MSU P&A Colloquium on “Fundamental Symmetries of the Early Universe and the Origin of Matter.” Abstract: Explaining why the universe contains more matter than antimatter remains an open problem at the interface of particle ...

2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

Six Spinlab undergraduate researchers will be presenting  on our research on April 7 as a part of MSU’s 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Abstracts (links), titles, and locations for the posters (2) and talks (5) are below. Name: Kate Nezich Title: How to Make Atoms Glow: Characterization of Different LED’S for the Detection of Rare Nuclear Reaction Products ...

Seminar @ Bucknell

Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Lasers, a Magic Room, and Pear-Shaped Nuclei Experimental tests of fundamental symmetries using nuclei and other particles subject to the strong nuclear force have led to the discovery of parity (P) violation and the discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation. It is believed that additional sources of CP-violation may be needed to ...

CUSTIPEN-IMP-PKU Workshop on Physics of Exotic Nuclei

I was asked to give a talk on “The Search for Electric Dipole Moments Using Octupole-Deformed Nuclei” @ the Workshop on Physics of Exotic Nuclei in Huizhou, Guandong, China. This is the first public talk I’ve given on our concept for a Protactinium-229 EDM search in the FRIB era. While in China, I also had a chance ...

APS DNP Vancouver 2016

Four members of the Spinlab team made the trip to Vancouver for the annual fall meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Association held Oct. 13-16th. The team contributed talks and posters regarding their work at the MSU Spinlab and was composed of Jaideep Singh, Roy Ready, Jake Huneau, and Kristen ...

Colloquium @ Central Michigan University

Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Lasers, a Magic Room, and Pear-Shaped Nuclei Experimental tests of fundamental symmetries using nuclei and other particles subject to the strong nuclear force have led to the discovery of parity (P) violation and the discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation. It is believed that additional sources of CP-violation may be needed to ...

Colloquium @ University of Nevada-Reno

Testing Time-Reversal Symmetry Using Lasers, a Magic Room, and Pear-Shaped Nuclei Experimental tests of fundamental symmetries using nuclei and other particles subject to the strong nuclear force have led to the discovery of parity (P) violation and the discovery of charge-parity (CP) violation. It is believed that additional sources of CP-violation may be needed to ...