Nuclear Physics Seminars and Lectures

Physics Department, Old Dominion University

Seminars Weekly THURSDAY 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PSBII 2nd floor Seminar Room 2108
(The Physical Sciences Building II is adjacent to the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building (OCNPS), 4600 Elkhorn Ave.)

The Nuclear Physics Group at Old Dominion University has weekly seminars on Thursday afternoons with presentations from students, postdocs, faculty and visitors. The talks can be informal and are meant to enhance information exchange and the educational mission of ODU. Everyone is invited to attend, in particular members of the Nuclear Theory group and the Center for Accelerator Science.


For questions and to schedule a talk, please contact Prof. Moskov Amaryan

Recent talks (Calendar year 2024):

Recent talks (Calendar year 2023):

Selected Past talks:

Spring 2015: Informal Nuclear Physics Lecture Series PSBII 2nd floor Seminar Room 2108
This was a series of lectures by the faculty of the Experimental Nuclear/Particle Physics Group (most every week on Thursday). Our goal was to give the younger students some background on the basics of Nuclear/Particle Physics and experimental methods. Below is a list of topics and speakers, with links to lecture notes:

1/22 QCD (as a specific example for a gauge theory) CH
1/29 The standard model (quarks, leptons, gauge bosons, Higgs, …) MA
2/5 Scattering experiments (how to interpret them) GD
2/12 Elastic scattering, Feynman rules, form factors SB
2/19 Inelastic scattering, DIS SK
2/26 Hadron structure SK
3/19 Generalized Parton Distributions CH
3/26 Hadron spectroscopy MA
4/2 Nucleon resonances GD
4/9 Hadronic interactions SB
4/16 Few-body and nuclear structure LW
4/23 Hadrons in the medium LW

Fall 2015: Selected Presentations from the Fall Seminar Series

9/3 Introduction to the BONuS Experiment
10/15 Kalman Filters in Tracking

Spring 2016: Selected Presentations from the Spring Seminar Series

3/24 Part 2 of the presentation on the Miami Conference
6/23 Dr. Amaryan's presentation on the K_long beam at Hall D

Summer 2018: Selected Presentations

5/17: Introduction to Jefferson Lab - S. Kuhn; Video recording
9/6: Report from the ECT workshop in Trento - S. Kuhn

2019: Selected Presentations

2/7: Introduction to Solid Polarized Targets - Dr. Chris Keith, Jefferson Lab

2019 Summer Seminar Series on CLAS12 analyses

5/9: BAND Detector - Dr. Florian Hauenstein, ODU
5/14: ep Analysis of CLAS12 Data - David Payette, ODU
5/23: Inclusive DIS - Nate Dzbenski, ODU
5/30: Deep Virtual Production of Pion Pairs - Dilini Bulumulla, ODU
6/13: Light meson decays - Tyler Viducic, ODU. See also his 2 sample groovy scripts at 1 and 2
7/25: DIS studies with CLAS12 - Harut Avakian, Jefferson Lab.

Summer 2020

7/30: Strange Hadron Spectroscopy with Secondary K_long Beam in Hall D (PAC presentation) - Moskov Amaryan, ODU.

Spring/Summer 2022

3/10/22: Studying QCD with (semi)Exclusive reactions at CLAS12 and CMS) - Pierre Chatagnon, Genova.
5/26/22: Build Monte Carlo Event Generators using Generative Adversarial Networks - Dr. Yaohang Li, ODU.
7/14/22: New EMC Ratios in Lighter Nuclei Measured from Hall C JLab - Dr. Abishek Karki, MSU.

Other Seminars of Interest

Jefferson Lab Summer lecture series and monthly "Pizza seminar": See

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