Nuclear Physics Forum

The LBNL Nuclear Physics Forum (NP Forum) is a weekly (more or less) seminar series covering topics in low-energy nuclear science, including nuclear structure, nuclear chemistry and heavy element research, applied physics and much more.  The NP Forum series involves the nuclear structure group, heavy element research group and research groups from the UC Berkeley campus.

NP Forums are typically scheduled for 11am on Thursdays in the Building 88 2nd floor conference room area, with refreshments (coffee + cookies) available from 10:45am.  

 2017 NP Forum Series



Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM
Dr. Chris Chiara, Army Research Laboratory

"First Experimental Evidence of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture"


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM
Dr. Ezekiel Blain, Gaerttner Linac Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Measurementsof the Prompt Fission Neutron Spectrum for Spontaneous Fission of 252Cf Using the Multiple Gamma Tagging Method"


 Past Forums...

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:00 AM
Prof. Nori Aoi, RCNP, Osaka University

"Recent Activity at RCNP"


Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

"Tales of the unexpected - the saga of nuclear shape coexistence"


Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11:00 AM

"Nuclear matrix elements for neutrinoless double beta decay - a challenge to experimental and theoretical nuclear-structure physics"


Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11:00 AM
Dr. Darren Bleuel, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

"The search for nuclear-plasma interactions at the Nuclear Ignition Facility"


Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:00 AM

"Semi-classical calculations for 156Gd(p,d) reactions on Gd isotopes"


Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM
Prof. Rick Casten, Yale University and Michigan State University

"A new Approximate Symmetry, Proxy-SU(3), and parameter-free predictions for deformed nuclei"


Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

"Creation and survival of 180Ta in stellar environments plus a brief overview of nuclear research at the ANU" 


 Past Forums...

NP Forum Series Archives: 2015 2016